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
devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Environmental Sciences research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scholars from the discipline of Environmental Sciences , based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Environmental Sciences, as many as 11258 scholars were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Environmental Sciences
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Environmental Sciences. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our leading aim is to make sure that only actual researchers are mentioned in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a full means to quantify the work of scientists. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index with the help of data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scholars, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Environmental Sciences
With 8 scientific affiliations Switzerland ranks in spot 25 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Switzerland is ETH Zurich with 41 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Environmental Sciences ranking. It is followed by University of Bern with 26 scholars and University of Geneva with 10 scientists.
The most prominent scholars in the area of Environmental Sciences in Switzerland are associated with University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institute, World Meteorological Organization, University of Geneva, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Fribourg, University of Basel. ETH Zurich is highlighted as the best university in the Switzerland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 2258. Ranking second is University of Bern with a total D-index of 1297. The third spot is taken by University of Geneva with a total D-index of 424.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 641 in comparison to an average of 641 for all 8 institutions included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Environmental Sciences by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 2580 against an average of 2580 for all 8 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 3% universities is 175971 against an average of 175971 for all 8 universities.