2018 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 291.99 285.29 751 -3.7%
2 McGill University, Canada 174.11 148.03 525 -16.2%
3 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 130.36 122.83 424 -7.1%
4 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 106.42 101.41 311 -6.1%
5 University of Waterloo, Canada 71.51 68.53 160 -5.5%
6 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 64.44 63.75 166 -2.5%
7 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 63.53 62.36 335 -3.2%
8 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 54.45 53.39 222 -3.4%
9 Western University (UWO), Canada 44.20 47.27 121 5.4%
10 McMaster University, Canada 49.30 47.24 113 -5.6%
11 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 25.82 40.37 110 54.1%
12 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 33.41 33.64 176 -0.8%
13 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 25.03 33.08 179 30.3%
14 Dalhousie University, Canada 23.84 31.94 97 32.0%
15 Laval University (UL), Canada 23.65 26.97 109 12.4%
16 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 31.42 25.18 77 -21.0%
17 Queen's University, Canada 29.58 25.13 155 -16.3%
18 University of Manitoba, Canada 17.33 20.93 146 19.1%
19 University of Guelph, Canada 20.51 20.67 156 -0.7%
20 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 15.05 15.10 50 -1.1%
21 York University, Canada 13.69 14.55 138 4.8%
22 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 11.55 13.95 67 19.1%
23 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 10.56 11.37 70 6.1%
24 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 8.81 11.27 31 26.1%
25 Concordia University, Canada 11.55 9.53 67 -18.7%
26 Carleton University, Canada 6.87 8.54 120 22.5%
27 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 7.06 7.71 19 7.7%
28 University of Lethbridge, Canada 8.15 6.17 23 -25.3%
29 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 1.94 6.17 18 213.8%
30 Brock University, Canada 7.36 5.92 19 -20.8%
31 Lakehead University, Canada 2.06 3.19 9 53.0%
32 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.76 2.52 8 225.0%
33 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 6.22 2.40 13 -62.0%
34 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.36 2.36 14 546.7%
35 University of Regina, Canada 1.20 2.02 14 65.3%
36 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 2.23 1.27 22 -44.0%
37 Acadia University, Canada 1.13 1.19 7 4.6%
38 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 1.14 3 N/A
39 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 1.11 0.94 4 -16.4%
40 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 1.83 0.93 10 -50.2%
41 University of Quebec, Canada 0.35 0.86 3 140.1%
42 Laurentian University, Canada 3.54 0.84 14 -76.7%
43 University of Moncton, Canada 0.49 0.82 4 64.2%
44 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 1.23 0.82 17 -34.9%
45 Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada 1.26 0.76 2 -40.4%
46 Trent University, Canada 3.53 0.73 6 -79.7%
47 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 1.01 0.73 4 -28.7%
48 Bishop's University, Canada 0.15 0.57 2 272.4%
49 University of Winnipeg, Canada 1.81 0.52 7 -71.8%
50 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 1.51 0.37 5 -76.2%
51 Ryerson University, Canada 1.71 0.37 3 -79.0%
52 Nipissing University, Canada 0.31 2 N/A
53 Vancouver Island University (VIU), Canada 0.03 0.29 1 953.6%
54 King's University, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
54 Yukon College, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
55 MacEwan University, Canada 0.23 0.23 3 -1.6%
56 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.34 0.20 5 -41.8%
57 Mount Allison University, Canada 1.32 0.13 2 -90.1%
58 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.18 0.13 3 -31.1%
59 Brandon University (BU), Canada 0.31 0.13 1 -60.2%
59 John Abbott College (JAC), Canada 0.13 1 N/A
60 Fort Richmond Collegiate (FRC), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
60 École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal (HEC Montréal), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
61 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.30 0.11 4 -64.8%
62 Athabasca University, Canada 0.38 0.07 1 -82.9%
62 Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Canada 0.07 1 N/A
63 Fleming College (Sutherland Campus), Canada 0.06 1 N/A
63 Northwest Community College (NWCC), Canada 0.06 1 N/A
64 College of New Caledonia, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
65 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 1.47 0.05 1 -96.6%
66 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.10 0.04 3 -55.9%
67 Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Canada 0.20 0.03 2 -82.8%
68 Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), Canada 0.03 1 N/A
69 OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada 0.02 0.03 2 58.1%
70 Algoma University, Canada 0.09 0.02 1 -78.7%
71 Conestoga College, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
71 Sheridan College, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
71 Fanshawe College, Canada 0.01 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.
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*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.