The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Plant Science and Agronomy is based on data derived from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Plant Science and Agronomy , established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 researchers identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, as many as 5065 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our primary mission is to make sure that only credible scholars are listed in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a full tool to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, companies and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 31 universities China ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in China is Nanjing Agricultural University with 30 researchers affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by China Agricultural University with 16 scholars and Zhejiang University with 12 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy in China are representing China Agricultural University, Nanjing Agricultural University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University, Zhejiang Normal University, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, Lanzhou University, Nanjing Normal University, Yangzhou University. Nanjing Agricultural University is highlighted as the best university in the China in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 1367. Ranking second is China Agricultural University with a total D-index of 797. The third position is taken by Zhejiang University with a total D-index of 684.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 157 in comparison to an average of 157 for all 31 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 543 against an average of 543 for all 31 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 32631 against an average of 32631 for all 31 universities.