The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Plant Science and Agronomy relies os data derived from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating 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
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the area of Plant Science and Agronomy , created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, more than 5066 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our main goal is to ensure that only actual researchers are mentioned in the ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the contributions of scientists. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole scientific community to discover 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 26 institutions Italy ranks in spot 7 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Italy is University of Turin with 11 scholars affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by University of Naples Federico II with 7 scientists and University of Pisa with 7 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy in Italy are associated with University of Turin, University of Verona, Tuscia University, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, University of Trieste, University of Bologna, University of Camerino, Independent Scientist / Consultant, Italy, University of Siena, University of Eastern Piedmont Amadeo Avogadro. University of Turin is featured as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 491. Ranking second is University of Naples Federico II with a total D-index of 369. The third place is taken by University of Pisa with a total D-index of 307.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 129 in comparison to an average of 129 for all 26 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy by scholars affiliated with the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 593 against an average of 593 for all 26 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 3% universities is 23514 against an average of 23514 for all 26 universities.