2017 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - 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 69.18 58.10 226 -14.0%
2 University of Waterloo, Canada 40.16 34.70 93 -11.6%
3 McGill University, Canada 38.46 31.48 148 -16.2%
4 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 24.71 30.72 157 27.3%
5 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 37.11 28.02 170 -22.7%
6 McMaster University, Canada 12.62 13.14 37 6.5%
7 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 10.80 8.84 38 -16.2%
8 University of Manitoba, Canada 6.23 8.60 111 41.2%
9 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 4.26 8.26 109 98.5%
10 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 5.66 7.97 118 44.0%
11 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 11.16 7.37 109 -32.4%
12 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 8.87 7.32 136 -15.5%
13 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 6.21 7.05 21 16.1%
14 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 7.49 6.31 32 -13.8%
15 Western University (UWO), Canada 5.10 6.18 22 24.0%
16 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 11.64 5.35 22 -53.0%
17 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 6.80 3.20 9 -51.9%
18 York University, Canada 2.88 3.06 105 8.7%
19 University of Guelph, Canada 2.92 2.93 109 2.8%
20 Carleton University, Canada 1.56 2.50 102 63.5%
21 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 0.27 2.00 3 654.2%
22 Queen's University, Canada 4.59 1.93 102 -57.0%
23 Dalhousie University, Canada 2.84 1.92 9 -30.8%
24 University of Lethbridge, Canada 1.37 5 N/A
25 Laval University (UL), Canada 1.54 1.29 10 -14.3%
26 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.13 1.13 6 823.8%
27 Concordia University, Canada 1.45 1.06 13 -25.6%
28 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.26 1.00 1 297.5%
29 Brock University, Canada 1.10 0.87 7 -19.1%
30 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 0.40 0.81 3 106.1%
31 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 1.10 0.64 9 -40.6%
32 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.53 3 N/A
33 University of Winnipeg, Canada 1.45 0.51 5 -63.7%
34 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.32 0.36 7 16.4%
35 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.05 0.34 3 570.9%
36 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.99 0.27 4 -72.3%
37 Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada 0.25 2 N/A
38 Ryerson University, Canada 0.67 0.21 1 -67.7%
39 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.20 1 N/A
40 University of Quebec, Canada 0.94 0.19 1 -79.9%
41 University of Regina, Canada 0.12 0.18 8 56.9%
42 Marianopolis College, Canada 0.18 2 N/A
43 Brandon University (BU), Canada 0.08 0.17 1 104.7%
44 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 1.89 0.14 6 -92.2%
45 Laurentian University, Canada 0.26 0.13 2 -49.5%
46 Okanagan College, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
46 Champlain College Lennoxville, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
46 Bishop's University, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
47 University of Moncton, Canada 0.03 0.11 1 286.7%
48 Cégep de Thetford, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
48 Cégep Garneau, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
48 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.02 1 N/A
49 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.02 1 N/A

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.