Dr. Rattan Lal is honored to be ranked #110 globally among more than 100,000 world scientists. Dr. John P. A. Ioannidis of Stanford University has published a ranked list of the top 2% of scientists in the world in PLOS Biology in 2019; his peer-reviewed article ranks more than 100,000 scientists, out of ~7 million in the world, based publication indicators with standardized information on citations, h-index, coauthorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator. At #110, this places Dr. Lal not only the in the top 2% of scientists in the world for his career from 1996-2019, but among the top .002%. In this ranking, he is first among his esteemed colleagues at The Ohio State University, and first in his field of Agronomy & Agriculture in the world, as pictured below. He is greatly pleased to see that the top scientists in Agronomy & Agriculture are composed primarily of fellow soil scientists and environmentalists, a testament to the impact that soil has on the field, literally and figuratively. He is ranked #44 for researchers by the citation index for the single year of 2019.
More information can be found at the open access article, A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field (Ioannidis et al., 2019) and here at Mendeley, where Ioannidis' team has released the data.