The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Ecology and Evolution was created using data consolidated from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating 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
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable account of leading scientists from the field of Ecology and Evolution , created using a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, as many as 11774 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be evaluated is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Ecology and Evolution. The inclusion requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are considered into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Because our leading aim is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are included in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to assess the work of scholars. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A thorough definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 7 institutions Greece ranks in spot 20 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Greece is Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with 3 scientists affiliated with it being present in our Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of the Aegean with 2 researchers and University of Crete with 1 researchers.
The most prominent researchers in the area of Ecology and Evolution in Greece are representing University of the Aegean, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, University of Crete, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Ioannina, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Of Thessaly, University of Patras. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is highlighted as the best university in the Greece in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 113. Ranking second is University of the Aegean with a total D-index of 101. The third position is occupied by University of Crete with a total D-index of 41.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 113 against an average of 55 for all 7 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Ecology and Evolution by scientists affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 372 in comparison to an average of 179 for all 7 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 3% universities is 16894 against an average of 8664 for all 7 universities.