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University of the Free State Scientist Rankings 2023

AD Scientific Index analyzes academic studies from 1 countries, 1 universities/institutions, and 286 scientists by using numerous criteria to present results to be used for the evaluation of productivity and efficiency by individuals and institutions. In addition to sorting by the “total H-index” you can find here, you can examine several rankings and analyses by the "last 5 years H-index", "total i10 index", "last 5 years' i10 index", "total number of citations", and “last 5 years’ citations”. Please read the methodology section for “Limitations and Possible Reasons Why a Scientist Is Not on This List”. Click for registration.

AD Scientific Index - World Scientist Rankings - 2023 H INDEX i10 INDEX CITATION
University / Institution Country Region World Name Country University / Institution Subject Total Last 5 year Last 5 year/total Total Last 5 year Last 5 year/total Total Last 5 year Last 5 year/total
1 119 170 41782
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Physics

nanophosphors | luminescence | cathodoluminescence | surface characterization |

57 48 0.842 491 411 0.837 18494 13619 0.736
2 132 186 43528
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Agriculture & Forestry / Plant Science

Pollen analysis | palaeoscience | palynology | palaeoecology |

57 33 0.579 142 103 0.725 9324 3575 0.383
3 223 339 68262
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Higher Education Studies

higher education and development | social justice | development ethics | capability approach |

48 37 0.771 113 89 0.788 8524 4458 0.523
4 292 468 82682
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Physics

Physics | Astrophysics |

44 39 0.886 117 86 0.735 11389 8416 0.739
5 355 588 97043
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Economics & Econometrics / Accounting & Finance

Water resources management | Water accounting | Water Footprint | Food | Irrigation |

41 33 0.805 68 56 0.824 18810 8857 0.471
6 373 622 101180
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Energy Engineering

Solar Cell | LED | Thin film | Gas Sensors |

41 37 0.902 99 94 0.949 5572 4323 0.776
7 380 630 101918
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Stable isotope ecology | Wildlife ecology | Evolutionary ecology | Palaeoecology |

41 29 0.707 83 73 0.880 5092 2726 0.535
8 395 658 105950
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

Chemistry |

40 28 0.700 159 112 0.704 5948 3381 0.568
9 433 729 113655
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

coordination chemistry | reaction mechanisms | crystallography | catalysis | radiopharmacy models |

39 18 0.462 139 40 0.288 4845 1404 0.290
10 512 891 128493
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

ferrocene |

37 18 0.486 84 44 0.524 3644 1148 0.315
11 522 910 130545
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Virology

36 26 0.722 65 56 0.862 6428 3101 0.482
12 600 1078 145521
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State

34 23 0.676 68 56 0.824 8624 5264 0.610
13 623 1114 148703
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Mathematics

Reliability theory-stochastic modeling |

34 27 0.794 117 80 0.684 4727 2941 0.622
14 694 1296 164734
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Biostatistics

Biostatistics |

32 16 0.500 70 26 0.371 6098 1545 0.253
15 703 1312 166686
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Food Science and Engineering

Food Science |

32 26 0.813 92 67 0.728 4590 3022 0.658
16 918 1811 202231
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Health Sciences

Health |

29 15 0.517 53 24 0.453 3402 1235 0.363
17 928 1838 204224
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Agriculture & Forestry / Plant Science

Plant Pathology | soil ecology |

29 13 0.448 67 24 0.358 3043 1350 0.444
18 935 1856 205402
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health

housing | small towns | mining towns | public health | children |

29 23 0.793 91 62 0.681 2862 1741 0.608
19 970 1964 210764
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Virology

Virology |

28 24 0.857 43 39 0.907 5007 4716 0.942
20 1097 2335 232892
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

biocatalysis | cytochrome P450s |

27 16 0.593 54 24 0.444 2534 930 0.367
21 1099 2344 233272
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Physics

Condensed Matter Physics | Renewable Energy |

27 22 0.815 85 71 0.835 2488 1977 0.795
22 1133 2436 237315
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Linguistics and Literature

Academic literacy | Language testing | Language assessment | Theory of applied linguistics |

27 16 0.593 48 34 0.708 1913 821 0.429
23 1159 2517 244028
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Geography

geomorphology |

26 17 0.654 47 26 0.553 2914 937 0.322
24 1190 2603 249013
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phytomedicine | Phytopharmacology | Bioactivity |

26 23 0.885 71 64 0.901 2326 1814 0.780
25 1214 2667 251746
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Physics

Physics | Semiconductors | Phosphors | Solar Cells |

26 20 0.769 71 55 0.775 2049 1434 0.700
26 1250 2799 259946
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Mathematics

Statistics | Medicine | Pharmacy |

25 17 0.680 42 23 0.548 2803 1073 0.383
27 1274 2864 263941
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Environmental Science & Engineering

Limnology | Ecotoxicology | Integrated Water Resource Management | Water Ecosystem Services |

25 21 0.840 64 45 0.703 2335 1328 0.569
28 1284 2885 265029
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Microbiology

Pathogenic yeasts | Bioactive lipids |

25 19 0.760 64 38 0.594 2237 1426 0.637
29 1302 2950 268649
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

supramolecular chemistry | tetrathiafulvalenes | calixarenes | molecular recognition | mass spectrometry |

25 15 0.600 37 22 0.595 1924 837 0.435
30 1336 3067 275032
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Sport Science

24 21 0.875 34 34 1.000 3199 2616 0.818
31 1371 3140 280315
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Veterinary Sciences

Animal breeding | genetics |

24 17 0.708 57 33 0.579 2315 1027 0.444
32 1373 3143 280448
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Enterprise dynamics | Links between ecology and regional development. Impacts of shale gas exploitation on tourism. |

24 9 0.375 57 6 0.105 2303 297 0.129
33 1378 3162 281669
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Medical Biochemistry

Organic Chemistry | Nano Science | Clinical Biochemistry and Chemical Pathology |

24 24 1.000 47 47 1.000 2195 2015 0.918
34 1386 3201 284071
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Agriculture & Forestry / Agriculture

Agricultural Development Economics and Policy |

24 21 0.875 56 45 0.804 2007 1520 0.757
35 1436 3391 291545
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Microbiology

Yeast Taxonomy | Signal trasnduction | Pathogenic yeasts |

23 17 0.739 48 32 0.667 4953 1442 0.291
36 1439 3401 292331
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Medicine

medicine |

23 15 0.652 40 21 0.525 3921 1538 0.392
37 1512 3600 303597
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Education / Education

school violence |

23 17 0.739 34 24 0.706 1884 966 0.513
38 1519 3618 304503
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Arachnology |

23 15 0.652 67 32 0.478 1826 976 0.535
39 1540 3668 306926
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health

23 20 0.870 38 33 0.868 1681 1385 0.824
40 1565 3785 310405
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

Organic Synthesis | Process Chemistry | Drug Discovery | Catalysis | Green Chemistry |

23 16 0.696 34 23 0.676 1395 584 0.419

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41 1657 4030 325373
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Microbiology

Microbiology |

22 12 0.545 46 15 0.326 1729 712 0.412
42 1777 4439 344537
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Economics & Econometrics / Economics

Economics |

21 15 0.714 36 23 0.639 1806 961 0.532
43 1782 4459 345383
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

chemistry | materials | crystallography |

21 16 0.762 50 23 0.460 1753 862 0.492
44 1792 4496 346887
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Computer Science

Image analysis | mammography | mri |

21 20 0.952 35 31 0.886 1671 1355 0.811
45 1828 4674 353841
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Environmental Science & Engineering

21 14 0.667 42 25 0.595 1360 699 0.514
46 1847 4757 356273
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Health Sciences

Health Systems Research | TB | HIV |

21 18 0.857 40 29 0.725 1228 809 0.659
47 1902 4934 366889
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Medicine

20 16 0.800 23 18 0.783 1838 1090 0.593
48 1953 5117 375215
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Business & Management / Business Administration

Entrepreneurship | Business Management | Corporate Financ Operations management | Business polices and problems |

20 20 1.000 26 24 0.923 1418 1249 0.881
49 2080 5625 397733
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Health Sciences

health | tuberculosis | HIV | hospitals |

19 14 0.737 31 18 0.581 1493 745 0.499
50 2130 5796 403973
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition |

19 15 0.789 35 28 0.800 1265 881 0.696
51 2155 5889 406466
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Business & Management / Marketing

Entrepreneurship | Small Business Management | Entrepreneurial Marketing | Consumer Behaviour |

19 19 1.000 28 28 1.000 1184 1154 0.975
52 2186 6044 411283
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Microbiology

Virology |

19 15 0.789 24 16 0.667 1019 487 0.478
53 2191 6075 412204
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Health Sciences

Health Systems Research | Tuberculosis | HIV/AIDS |

19 18 0.947 27 23 0.852 975 863 0.885
54 2227 6258 421828
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Earth Sciences

archaeometry | rock art | African archaeology |

18 8 0.444 39 7 0.179 1683 276 0.164
55 2315 6671 437173
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Cognitive ecology | behavioral ecology | predator-prey interactions | human-wildlife interactions | scholarship of teaching and lear |

18 14 0.778 25 20 0.800 1078 674 0.625

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56 2382 7044 450209
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Education / Education

Science Education | Instructional Leadership | Teacher Change | Education Policy |

17 14 0.824 24 17 0.708 2045 974 0.476
57 2450 7348 464074
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

Chemistry |

17 14 0.824 31 28 0.903 1134 739 0.652
58 2497 7529 469700
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Computer Science

Eye Tracking |

17 14 0.824 25 16 0.640 1002 627 0.626
59 2599 8046 486635
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Linguistics and Literature

Premodern Hebrew linguistics | Bible translation | Religious translation |

16 13 0.813 48 19 0.396 1714 935 0.546
60 2655 8224 495371
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Sociology

population studies | social ecology | people and protected areas |

16 10 0.625 26 12 0.462 1159 565 0.487
61 2656 8229 495511
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Biological Science

16 14 0.875 28 25 0.893 1154 743 0.644
62 2680 8376 500551
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health

public health | parasitology | bioethics |

16 16 1.000 24 24 1.000 1018 946 0.929
63 2692 8425 502364
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Sociology

Radicalisation | terrorism in africa |

16 11 0.688 20 13 0.650 980 650 0.663
64 2705 8485 504428
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Agriculture & Forestry / Agricultural Economics

16 14 0.875 22 20 0.909 939 755 0.804
65 2712 8524 505639
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Psychology

psychobiography | psychobiographical case studies | developmental trajectories |

16 14 0.875 25 23 0.920 916 596 0.651
66 2715 8563 506528
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Engineering

Remote Sensing | GIS | Climate Change | Forest Ecology |

16 15 0.938 20 19 0.950 901 791 0.878
67 2719 8595 507424
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Physics

Solid state Physics |

16 15 0.938 26 24 0.923 885 740 0.836
68 2777 8885 515194
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

Chemistry | Physics | Biology |

16 12 0.750 27 17 0.630 745 413 0.554
69 2792 8992 517538
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Earth Sciences

Ore forming processes | exploration geochemistry | applied mineralogy |

16 10 0.625 19 11 0.579 689 411 0.597
70 2796 9021 518291
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Housing

Housing studies |

16 14 0.875 24 22 0.917 665 548 0.824
71 2816 9166 526896
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Virology

Molecular Virology | Genomics | Next Generation Sequencing | Vaccines |

15 15 1.000 19 19 1.000 1433 1290 0.900
72 2869 9427 537701
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Business & Management / Business Administration

leadership |

15 11 0.733 19 12 0.632 977 478 0.489
73 2890 9537 540819
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Physics

Physics |

15 14 0.933 22 19 0.864 915 712 0.778
74 2905 9598 542910
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Higher Education Studies

Higher Education Transformation | Human Rights | Critical HRE | Social Justice | Reconciliation and Social Cohesion |

15 14 0.933 19 18 0.947 876 641 0.732
75 2960 9896 551294
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Nursing and Midwifery

IPE | preceptorship | nursing education |

15 13 0.867 26 23 0.885 747 609 0.815
76 2965 9960 552700
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Food Science and Engineering

Food Science | Fruit and vegetable processing and technology |

15 12 0.800 27 20 0.741 728 519 0.713
77 2968 9971 552989
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Earth Sciences

Hydropedology | soil erosion | soil physics |

15 13 0.867 29 23 0.793 724 608 0.840
78 2974 9988 553353
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Political Science

Security Studies | African Politics | Africa's International Relations | South Africa's Foreign Policy |

15 9 0.600 25 7 0.280 719 318 0.442
79 2975 9989 553367
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Biostatistics

HIV/AIDS treatment outcomes and HIV immunology |

15 12 0.800 22 18 0.818 719 557 0.775
80 3028 10285 560156
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology |

15 11 0.733 23 12 0.522 604 429 0.710
81 3039 10383 562305
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Economics & Econometrics / Economics

Climate change adaptation | water resouce management | applied econometrics |

15 14 0.933 22 21 0.955 534 497 0.931
82 3049 10439 564271
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

Organometallic chemistry | Corrosion | Material Chemistry |

14 12 0.857 15 12 0.800 2731 1723 0.631
83 3170 11031 588508
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Economics & Econometrics / Economics

Applied mathematical programming | Irrigation economics | Risk |

14 10 0.714 22 13 0.591 757 383 0.506
84 3175 11055 589148
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Agriculture & Forestry / Plant Science

Plant Pathology |

14 11 0.786 21 14 0.667 748 368 0.492
85 3193 11140 591125
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Hydrometallurgy | solvent extraction | waste utilization | leaching | metal separation |

14 13 0.929 15 15 1.000 723 630 0.871
86 3198 11168 591763
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Law / Law and Legal Studies

Human rights law | Constitutional law |

14 11 0.786 25 12 0.480 714 362 0.507
87 3219 11271 594506
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Business & Management / Decision Science and Operations Management

Decision Sciences | Statistics | Econometrics | Mathematical Finance | Energy Forecasting |

14 12 0.857 18 18 1.000 682 558 0.818
88 3264 11521 600346
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Extraction | isolation | identification & characterization of bioactive compounds. |

14 13 0.929 21 18 0.857 614 546 0.889
89 3313 11866 607646
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Pollination and Evolutionary Ecology |

14 12 0.857 17 15 0.882 503 384 0.763
90 3364 12113 618617
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / International Relations

Feminist International Relations |

13 11 0.846 19 13 0.684 1057 625 0.591

Institutional Subscription (Discount and Free Institutional Academic Performance Report)

91 3378 12152 620621
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Social Sciences / Psychology

Health Psychology | Sport Psychology |

13 10 0.769 18 10 0.556 971 333 0.343
92 3422 12343 627938
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State History, Philosophy, Theology / Theology

New Testament | Rhetoric | Narratology | Galatians | Gospel of John |

13 9 0.692 20 8 0.400 785 300 0.382
93 3440 12408 630222
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Medical Biochemistry

Traditional medicine | Nanoparticles | Medical Biochemistry | Cancer therapeutics |

13 13 1.000 14 14 1.000 748 681 0.910
94 3452 12462 632042
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Agriculture & Forestry / Soil Sciences and Plant Nutrition

Soil erosion |

13 11 0.846 17 12 0.706 721 500 0.693
95 3480 12635 636200
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Environmental Science & Engineering

Climate change | Natural resource conservation | Rural livelihoods |

13 13 1.000 18 16 0.889 668 507 0.759
96 3566 13079 646662
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Engineering & Technology / Earth Sciences

geohydrology |

13 10 0.769 20 11 0.550 561 366 0.652
97 3567 13081 646680
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Natural Sciences / Physics

Electronics | Computation | Solid State Physics |

13 10 0.769 18 13 0.722 561 432 0.770
98 3658 13754 666881
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Medical and Health Sciences / Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases | diagnostic | Vaccine | drug development |

12 12 1.000 13 12 0.923 1011 582 0.576
99 3705 13993 676025
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Education / Mathematics and Science Education

Mathematics Education | Ethnomathematics | Socio-cultural context of mathematics education | Indigenous Knowledge Systems | Indigeno |

12 9 0.750 14 7 0.500 729 417 0.572
100 3748 14210 681952
South Africa University of the Free State University of the Free State Agriculture & Forestry / Soil Sciences and Plant Nutrition

soil science | soil genesis | soil classification |

12 9 0.750 22 8 0.364 641 355 0.554