2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 83.81 86.23 139 9.4%
2 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 26.74 32.83 60 30.5%
3 University of Waterloo, Canada 34.84 32.74 51 -0.1%
4 McGill University, Canada 48.20 31.60 84 -30.3%
5 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 40.88 31.60 50 -17.8%
6 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 42.06 30.32 52 -23.3%
7 McMaster University, Canada 23.95 25.55 42 13.4%
8 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 20.01 16.80 57 -10.8%
9 Queen's University, Canada 16.66 15.83 27 1.1%
10 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 18.53 14.28 20 -18.1%
11 Western University (UWO), Canada 12.64 14.24 22 19.8%
12 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 4.25 11.82 23 195.8%
13 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 17.92 11.75 22 -30.3%
14 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 10.99 11.12 52 7.6%
15 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 6.55 8.28 13 34.3%
16 Laval University (UL), Canada 8.71 6.41 30 -21.8%
17 Concordia University, Canada 7.20 5.81 41 -14.2%
18 Dalhousie University, Canada 4.88 5.69 12 23.9%
19 York University, Canada 9.58 5.35 11 -40.6%
20 Brock University, Canada 2.46 5.32 16 130.2%
21 University of Manitoba, Canada 6.11 5.23 13 -9.0%
22 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 3.58 4.95 24 47.2%
23 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 3.12 4.60 29 56.5%
24 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 1.32 4.29 6 244.0%
25 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 4.16 3.82 28 -2.4%
26 University of Guelph, Canada 3.09 3.30 9 13.5%
27 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 5.42 2.89 9 -43.3%
28 Carleton University, Canada 2.78 2.59 4 -0.8%
29 University of Lethbridge, Canada 1.00 2.00 2 112.6%
30 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 1.92 1.73 4 -3.8%
31 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 0.92 1.24 3 44.1%
32 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.33 1.21 4 296.6%
33 Acadia University, Canada 0.33 1.00 1 218.9%
33 Laurentian University, Canada 1.18 1.00 1 -9.8%
34 Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada 0.86 2 N/A
35 Ryerson University, Canada 1.67 0.84 3 -46.7%
36 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.67 2 N/A
37 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.17 0.50 7 207.3%
38 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.83 0.48 2 -39.3%
39 Redeemer University College, Canada 0.46 2 N/A
40 University of Moncton, Canada 0.36 1 N/A
41 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.04 0.34 5 915.6%
42 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.65 0.22 2 -64.5%
43 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.14 0.21 4 62.4%
44 Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Canada 0.20 1 N/A
45 University of Quebec, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
46 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.37 0.11 1 -67.8%
47 Mohawk College, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
48 Crandall University, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
49 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.04 0.06 2 67.4%
50 Cégep de Thetford, Canada 0.04 0.05 1 51.9%
50 Cégep Garneau, Canada 0.04 0.05 1 51.9%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.