The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Environmental Sciences relies os data derived from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating 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
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Environmental Sciences research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the area of Environmental Sciences , created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Environmental Sciences, more than 11258 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Environmental Sciences
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Environmental Sciences. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our main goal is to ensure that only actual researchers are mentioned in the ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the contributions of scientists. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies around the world to examine where leading 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 various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Environmental Sciences
With 29 institutions Australia ranks in spot 11 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Australia is University of Queensland with 19 scholars affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Environmental Sciences ranking. It is followed by University of New South Wales with 17 scientists and Australian National University with 17 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Environmental Sciences in Australia are associated with Queensland University of Technology, University of Western Australia, University of Newcastle Australia, University of Queensland, Monash University, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong, University of Melbourne, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Bureau of Meteorology. University of Queensland is featured as the best university in the Australia in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 1026. Ranking second is University of New South Wales with a total D-index of 934. The third place is taken by Monash University with a total D-index of 763.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 339 in comparison to an average of 339 for all 29 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Environmental Sciences by scholars affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 1467 against an average of 1467 for all 29 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 10% universities is 80623 against an average of 80623 for all 29 universities.