The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Animal Science and Veterinary is based on data combined from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Animal Science and Veterinary research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scholars from the area of Animal Science and Veterinary , established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary, more than 40040 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is placed at 20 if most of their publications are in the field of Animal Science and Veterinary. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
As our primary aim is to guarantee that only actual researchers are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, companies and decision-makers around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Animal Science and Veterinary
With 23 institutions Brazil ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Brazil is Universidade de São Paulo with 26 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Animal Science and Veterinary ranking. It is followed by Sao Paulo State University with 17 scientists and Universidade Federal de Viçosa with 11 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary in Brazil are affiliated with Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Londrina State University, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Federal University of Uberlândia, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Fluminense Federal University, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Federal University of Campina Grande, Universidade Federal de Goiás. Universidade de São Paulo is highlighted as the best university in the Brazil in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 849. Ranking on spot no. 2 is Sao Paulo State University with a total D-index of 471. The third position is taken by Universidade Federal de Viçosa with a total D-index of 343.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 112 in comparison to an average of 112 for all 23 institutions listed in the ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Animal Science and Veterinary by researchers affiliated with the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 759 in comparison to an average of 759 for all 23 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 10% universities is 15403 against an average of 15403 for all 23 universities.