Best Plant Science and Agronomy Universities in Argentina 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy was created using data combined from multiple 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 researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Our best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the field of Plant Science and Agronomy , based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, more than 5066 researchers were analysed.

What is D-index approval threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be considered is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification practices
Since our main mission is to make sure that only actual scientists are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify the output of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our objective is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 4 universities Argentina ranks in spot 26 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Argentina is University of Buenos Aires with 9 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by National University of San Luis with 1 scientists and National University of La Plata with 1 researchers.

The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy in Argentina are affiliated with National Agricultural Technology Institute, National University of San Luis, University of Buenos Aires, National University of La Plata, National University of Río Cuarto, Instituto de Biología Agrícola de Mendoza, National Scientific and Technical Research Council. University of Buenos Aires is featured as the best university in the Argentina in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 442. Ranking on the second place is National University of San Luis with a total D-index of 51. The third position is taken by National University of La Plata with a total D-index of 43.

The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 144 in comparison to an average of 144 for all 4 institutions included in our ranking.

The average number of published articles in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy by scholars affiliated with the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 350 in comparison to an average of 350 for all 4 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 1% universities is 27188 against an average of 27188 for all 4 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.
51 World 1 National Scholars 9 1,005 Σ D-index 442
345 World 2 National Scholars 1 153 Σ D-index 51
380 World 3 National Scholars 1 95 Σ D-index 43
398 World 4 National Scholars 1 149 Σ D-index 41

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