Best Plant Science and Agronomy Universities in China 2023

The 2nd edition of 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.
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The scope of our Plant Science and Agronomy research’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 mission
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.
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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 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 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.

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.
6 World 1 National Scholars 30 4,861 Σ D-index 1,367
14 World 2 National Scholars 16 2,566 Σ D-index 797
22 World 3 National Scholars 12 2,080 Σ D-index 684
120 World 4 National Scholars 4 598 Σ D-index 199
145 World 5 National Scholars 4 707 Σ D-index 164
163 World 6 National Scholars 3 491 Σ D-index 147
198 World 7 National Scholars 3 635 Σ D-index 113
203 World 8 National Scholars 3 327 Σ D-index 111
209 World 9 National Scholars 1 385 Σ D-index 108
214 World 10 National Scholars 2 439 Σ D-index 106
229 World 11 National Scholars 1 435 Σ D-index 96
248 World 12 National Scholars 2 282 Σ D-index 84
272 World 13 National Scholars 1 306 Σ D-index 74
275 World 14 National Scholars 1 364 Σ D-index 73
280 World 15 National Scholars 1 259 Σ D-index 72
298 World 16 National Scholars 1 203 Σ D-index 65
324 World 17 National Scholars 1 168 Σ D-index 54
332 World 18 National Scholars 1 110 Σ D-index 53
336 World 19 National Scholars 1 83 Σ D-index 52
353 World 20 National Scholars 1 118 Σ D-index 46
361 World 21 National Scholars 1 161 Σ D-index 44
362 World 22 National Scholars 1 122 Σ D-index 44
399 World 23 National Scholars 1 95 Σ D-index 41
400 World 24 National Scholars 1 205 Σ D-index 40
404 World 25 National Scholars 1 165 Σ D-index 40
406 World 26 National Scholars 1 141 Σ D-index 40
409 World 27 National Scholars 1 106 Σ D-index 40
459 World 28 National Scholars 1 97 Σ D-index 36
494 World 29 National Scholars 1 78 Σ D-index 33
503 World 30 National Scholars 1 156 Σ D-index 32
504 World 31 National Scholars 1 120 Σ D-index 32

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