The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Plant Science and Agronomy relies os data consolidated from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating 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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the area of Plant Science and Agronomy , created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, over 5066 scholars were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Plant Science and Agronomy. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best 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.
Additional verification rules
As our primary aim is to guarantee that only actual researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to evaluate the contributions of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 40 universities United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in United Kingdom is University of Sheffield with 11 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by University of Reading with 8 scholars and Lancaster University with 7 scientists.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy in United Kingdom are representing University of Birmingham, University of Dundee, University of Sheffield, Bangor University, Queen's University Belfast, Cardiff University, University of Essex, University of Reading, University of Sussex, Queen Mary University of London. University of Sheffield is featured as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 691. Ranking on spot no. 2 is Lancaster University with a total D-index of 420. The third position is taken by University of Reading with a total D-index of 386.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 157 in comparison to an average of 157 for all 40 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Plant Science and Agronomy by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 494 against an average of 494 for all 40 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 5% universities is 39317 against an average of 39317 for all 40 universities.