2017 tables: Institutions - corporate

Table criteria

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

2016 Institution FC 2015 FC 2016
1 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 45.66 44
2 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 62.14 42.89
3 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 48.8 41.29
4 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 23.98 31.14
5 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 26.03 29.74
6 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 20.39 27.78
7 Amgen Inc., United States of America (USA) 17.06 20.37
8 Samsung Group, South Korea 25.9 19.37
9 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 27.88 17.98
10 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 19.74 16.61
11 DowDuPont Inc., United States of America (USA) 11.5 14.54
12 Toyota Group, Japan 11.62 12.79
13 Alphabet Inc., United States of America (USA) 3 11.58
14 BASF SE, Germany 9.89 11.07
15 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.66 11.06
16 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 8.02 10.86
17 GNS Science, New Zealand 13.97 10.85
18 Eli Lilly and Company, United States of America (USA) 10.98 9.79
19 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 6.64 8.49
20 Johnson & Johnson, United States of America (USA) 7.12 7.77
21 Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), United States of America (USA) 4.26 7.31
22 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.5 7.3
23 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 8.08 7.02
24 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), United States of America (USA) 5.7 6.84
25 HP Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.66 6.66
26 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), United States of America (USA) 13.61 6.5
27 Thales S.A., France 4.28 6.06
28 HRL Laboratories LLC, United States of America (USA) 4.49 5.75
29 BGI, China 13.29 5.74
30 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 5.26 5.6
31 Bayer AG, Germany 2.01 5.37
32 Leidos Holdings, Inc., United States of America (USA) 7.01 5.36
33 Western Digital Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.08 5.23
34 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 4.82 5.15
35 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 5.13 5.13
36 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 7.3 4.82
37 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 5.89 4.69
38 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.43 4.57
39 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.66 4.57
40 Biogen Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.36 4.54
41 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 3.64 4.36
42 Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.97 4.24
43 Sanofi, France 10.91 4
44 Constellation Pharmaceuticals, United States of America (USA) 4
45 Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER), United States of America (USA) 4.8 3.83
46 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 3.51 3.62
47 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 5.42 3.44
48 Merck KGaA, Germany 5.25 3.43
49 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 2.33 3.43
50 Chevron Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.85 3.29
51 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 1.53 3.28
52 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.58 3.21
53 Uni Research Ltd., Norway 2.9 3.13
54 Seattle Genetics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2 3.03
55 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 5.36 3.01
56 SRI International, United States of America (USA) 4.05 2.9
57 New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB), United States of America (USA) 5.63 2.9
58 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.75 2.88
59 Noble Research Institute, LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.57 2.86
60 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 2.2 2.78
61 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.81 2.76
62 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.26 2.74
63 Illumina, Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.87 2.71
64 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 3.3 2.71
65 National Metrology and Testing (LNE), France 1.85 2.55
66 Gilead Sciences, Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.13 2.5
67 Intel Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.71 2.43
68 Agilent Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.79 2.33
69 Applied Materials, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.93 2.25
70 Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.09 2.24
71 AbbVie Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.89 2.23
72 GATS Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.87 2.22
73 Siemens AG, Germany 2.2 2.21
74 Total S.A., France 1.73 2.18
75 Waters Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.44 2.18
76 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 3.89 2.18
77 Ford Motor Company, United States of America (USA) 1.22 2.17
78 Heptares Therapeutics, United Kingdom (UK) 2.14
79 Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark 0.71 2.13
80 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 2.99 2.02
81 Soraa Inc., United States of America (USA) 1 2
81 Q2 Solutions, United States of America (USA) 2
82 Euclid TechLabs LLC, United States of America (USA) 0.12 1.99
83 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 1.74 1.98
84 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.97 1.97
85 Xerox Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.39 1.93
86 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 1.99 1.92
87 Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI), United States of America (USA) 5.8 1.91
88 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 1.87 1.88
89 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.88 1.87
90 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 1.01 1.86
91 23andMe, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.78 1.82
92 GeneDx, United States of America (USA) 0.7 1.8
93 Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.44 1.8
94 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.09 1.77
95 Northrop Grumman Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.35 1.75
96 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 1.76 1.74
97 Hysitron, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.88 1.74
98 NorthWest Research Associates, Inc. (NWRA), United States of America (USA) 3.77 1.74
99 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.23 1.7
100 Monsanto Company, United States of America (USA) 0.23 1.69

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2017 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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