Tag Archives: Nature Index

Size is not everything according to latest Nature Index annual tables

Major institutions in the US and China dominate the top ranks for output of quality research articles, but a new normalized Nature Index ranking reveals that some smaller institutes are punching well above their weight. (19 June 2019) In the Nature Index 2019 annual tables, released today, the United States is well ahead of China then […]


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Nature Index 2018 reviews China’s scientific performance over the past five years

(13 December 2018, London) The Nature Index 2018 supplement on China reveals that China’s contribution to the Nature Index rose by 75% between 2012 and 2017, much more than a selection of leading countries in the Index, such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan. China’s share of global scientific output as […]


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Competition heats up in the world of high quality scientific research

(7 June 2018) The United States is the world’s largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, followed by China and Germany, according to the Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables released today. These tables track by country and institution the research published in 82 high-quality journals each year, counting both the total number of papers and […]


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Decline of Japanese science continues, as its smaller institutions shine

(21 March 2018) A new analysis from the Nature Index has revealed that Japan continues to decline in its overall contribution to high-quality scientific output. A further fall of 3.7% in 2017 deepens the 19.6% decrease recorded by the Nature Index between 2012 and 2016. Japan’s share of the world’s high-quality research articles included in […]


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Nature Index: over 50% of China’s high-quality research involves international co-authors

(24 May 2017) The Nature Index 2017 China supplement, published today, reveals that as China’s total number of articles included in the Nature Index increased since 2012, the percentage of articles with international co-authors has continued to rise year-on-year. By 2016, papers with international co-authors comprised more than 50% of the country’s articles in the […]


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Japanese science stalls over past decade, threatening position among world’s elite

(22 March 2017, London) According to the Nature Index, Japan’s scientific output has failed to keep pace with other leading nations over the past decade, risking its position among the world’s elite if renewed government efforts fail to reverse a downward trend in its performance. Japan’s share of high-quality papers included in the Nature Index […]


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Movers and shakers in the world of high-quality scientific research

(20 April 2016, London) The US is the world’s largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, followed by China and Germany, according to the Nature Index 2016 Tables. Of the top ten countries in the Nature Index, only China has shown double digit compound annual growth between 2012 and 2015 with some of its universities […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 7: Asian Institutions Grow in Nature

By Ruth A. Pagell* 12 Asian institutions are in the top 50 worldwide and 3 Asian countries are in the top 10 for publishing articles in the “best” journals. Ruth’s Rankings 7 and 8 follow up on previous rankings by looking at other methodologies that drill further down into scholarly output and provide different options […]


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Nature Index indicates China’s leading cities for high quality research and status of research collaboration

(17 December 2014) The diversity of Chinese institutions and their growing contribution to global scientific developments and collaborations with other countries have been highlighted in the Nature Index China 2014, published as a supplement in Nature today. By 2013 weighted fractional count (WFC), China is currently the country with the second largest output in the […]


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Nature Index: A new global indicator for high quality science shows growing strength of China

(4 November 2014) The growing contribution to science of Chinese institutions such as Chinese Academy of Sciences is one striking pattern revealed in the Nature Index, launched today. High quality science outputs of 20,000 institutions worldwide can now be easily analysed with the new Nature Index. A freely accessible website is available at natureindex.com and […]


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