The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Environmental Sciences relies os data derived 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
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Environmental Sciences research
Our best universities ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the discipline of Environmental Sciences , established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 scholars discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Environmental Sciences, as many as 11258 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Environmental Sciences
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Environmental Sciences. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
As our main aim is to guarantee that only actual scholars are listed in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the output of researchers. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to give a way for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Environmental Sciences
With 80 institutions China ranks in spot 2 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in China is Peking University with 49 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Environmental Sciences ranking. It is followed by Tsinghua University with 33 scientists and Beijing Normal University with 27 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Environmental Sciences in China are representing Education University of Hong Kong, Jinan University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, Beijing University of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, South China Normal University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ocean University of China, Harbin Institute of Technology. Peking University is highlighted as the best university in the China in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 2324. Ranking second is Tsinghua University with a total D-index of 1658. The third place is taken by Beijing Normal University with a total D-index of 1180.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 212 in comparison to an average of 212 for all 80 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Environmental Sciences by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 800 in comparison to an average of 800 for all 80 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 3% universities is 41629 against an average of 41629 for all 80 universities.