2017 tables: Institutions

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 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 41.87 36.69 145 -10.1%
2 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 9.50 15.05 106 62.4%
3 National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico 7.52 5.35 59 -27.0%
4 Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico 2.71 5.15 81 94.9%
5 University of Guanajuato (UG), Mexico 1.58 2.15 13 39.7%
6 University of Sonora (UNISON), Mexico 0.09 1.28 3 1,338.8%
7 University of Guadalajara (UDG), Mexico 2.07 0.94 6 -53.4%
8 National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico 1.32 0.90 12 -29.6%
9 Autonomous University of Morelos, Mexico 0.75 0.79 3 8.1%
10 Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Mexico 0.76 3 N/A
11 Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico 0.10 0.74 4 663.6%
12 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 0.20 0.64 8 226.7%
13 University of the Americas (UDLAP), Mexico 0.00 0.55 3 60,544.6%
14 University of Veracruz (UV), Mexico 0.75 0.53 2 -27.1%
15 National Center for Prevention of Disasters (CENAPRED), Mexico 0.10 0.50 1 412.9%
15 University of Colima (UCOL), Mexico 2.51 0.50 2 -79.6%
16 Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (UNICACH), Mexico 0.45 0.45 2 3.1%
17 Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (CIO), Mexico 0.22 0.39 2 81.3%
18 Laboratorio Avi Mex S.A. de C.V. (Avimex), Mexico 0.38 1 N/A
19 Mexico Secretariat of Health, Mexico 0.37 3 N/A
20 Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación y Docencia en Educación Técnica (CIIDET), Mexico 0.33 1 N/A
21 National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico 0.04 0.33 2 750.7%
22 Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico 0.67 0.32 3 -51.4%
23 National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP), Mexico 0.10 0.31 4 220.6%
24 National Institute of Cardiology (INC), Mexico 0.29 3 N/A
25 Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), Mexico 0.25 0.25 54 4.3%
26 Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Mexico 0.06 0.25 1 361.6%
26 Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Mexico 0.18 0.25 1 39.9%
26 Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo (ITH), Mexico 0.25 1 N/A
26 National Metrology Center (CENAM), Mexico 0.25 1 N/A
27 Autonomous University of Hidalgo State (UAEH), Mexico 0.24 2 N/A
28 Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ), Mexico 0.71 0.23 2 -67.2%
29 El Colegio Nacional, Mexico 0.48 0.22 3 -52.2%
30 Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, S. C., Mexico 0.20 1 N/A
31 Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Mexico 0.38 0.18 4 -51.3%
32 Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), Mexico 0.06 0.17 16 202.0%
33 HEBA Ideas S.A., Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
33 Centro Nacional de Referencia en Detección de Organismos Genéticamente Modificados (CNRDOGM), Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
34 Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala (UAT), Mexico 0.15 2 N/A
35 Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), Mexico 0.14 1 N/A
36 National Institute of Cancer (INCan), Mexico 0.08 0.13 1 60.3%
37 National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN), Mexico 0.04 0.10 3 163.0%
38 Panamerican University (UP), Mexico 0.08 1 N/A
38 StelaGenomics, Mexico 0.08 1 N/A
39 Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, A.C., Mexico 0.07 1 N/A
40 Ibero-American University (UIA), Mexico 0.15 0.05 51 -67.3%
41 National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), Mexico 0.03 0.05 1 61.9%
42 National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico 0.02 1 N/A
43 State's Employees Social Security and Social Services Institute (ISSSTE), Mexico 0.02 1 N/A
44 Mexican Institute of Ophthalmology (IMO I.P.A.), Mexico 0.06 0.01 1 -80.7%
45 Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH), Mexico 0.88 0.01 3 -99.2%

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.