Best Animal Science and Veterinary Universities in New Zealand 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the arena of Animal Science and Veterinary was created using data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were gathered 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.
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The focus of our Animal Science and Veterinary research’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy list of leading researchers from the field of Animal Science and Veterinary , based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Animal Science and Veterinary, as many as 40040 researchers were investigated.

What is D-index approval threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is set to 20 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added 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 practices
Since our leading mission is to ensure that only actual scholars are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a complete measure to evaluate the work of researchers. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our goal is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies around the world to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Animal Science and Veterinary
With 5 scientific affiliations New Zealand ranks in spot 16 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in New Zealand is Massey University with 16 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Animal Science and Veterinary ranking. It is followed by University of Otago with 1 scientists and University of Auckland with 1 researchers.

The most prominent researchers in the field of Animal Science and Veterinary in New Zealand are associated with University of Otago, University of Auckland, Landcare Research, Eastern Institute of Technology, Lincoln University, AgResearch, Massey University. Massey University is highlighted as the best university in the New Zealand in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 613. Ranking on the second place is University of Otago with a total D-index of 102. The third spot is taken by University of Auckland with a total D-index of 56.

The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 165 against an average of 165 for all 5 institutions featured in the ranking.

The average number of published papers in the area of Animal Science and Veterinary by scientists affiliated with the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 869 against an average of 869 for all 5 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 31094 against an average of 31094 for all 5 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
18 World 1 National
Massey University

Massey University

New Zealand
Scholars 16 3,246 Σ D-index 613
119 World 2 National
University of Otago

University of Otago

New Zealand
Scholars 1 618 Σ D-index 102
196 World 3 National Scholars 1 263 Σ D-index 56
275 World 4 National Scholars 1 115 Σ D-index 30
301 World 5 National
Lincoln University

Lincoln University

New Zealand
Scholars 1 107 Σ D-index 28

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