2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 86.23 85.46 139 -7.5%
2 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 30.32 42.56 69 31.0%
3 McGill University, Canada 31.60 35.93 90 6.1%
4 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 31.60 31.17 51 -7.9%
5 University of Waterloo, Canada 32.74 27.23 48 -22.4%
6 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 32.83 25.68 50 -27.0%
7 Western University (UWO), Canada 14.24 20.17 31 32.2%
8 McMaster University, Canada 25.55 19.88 35 -27.4%
9 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 14.28 16.81 30 9.9%
10 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 16.80 16.61 55 -7.7%
11 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 11.12 14.91 47 25.1%
12 Queen's University, Canada 15.83 13.32 28 -21.5%
13 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 11.75 11.36 21 -9.7%
14 Laval University (UL), Canada 6.41 11.20 34 63.1%
15 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 8.28 10.64 21 19.9%
16 Dalhousie University, Canada 5.69 8.67 20 42.3%
17 University of Manitoba, Canada 5.23 8.54 19 52.4%
18 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 2.89 6.62 12 113.9%
19 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 4.29 4.74 7 3.2%
20 Concordia University, Canada 5.81 4.69 30 -24.6%
21 Brock University, Canada 5.32 4.34 11 -23.7%
22 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 4.60 4.31 24 -12.4%
23 University of Guelph, Canada 3.30 4.20 10 18.9%
24 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 4.95 4.00 23 -24.6%
25 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 11.82 3.91 13 -69.1%
26 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 3.82 3.71 18 -9.4%
27 York University, Canada 5.35 3.59 10 -37.5%
28 University of Lethbridge, Canada 2.00 2.53 4 18.0%
29 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 1.24 2.33 4 74.6%
30 Carleton University, Canada 2.59 2.11 6 -24.0%
31 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 2.04 4 N/A
32 Lakehead University, Canada 1.88 2 N/A
33 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 1.00 1 N/A
34 Acadia University, Canada 1.00 0.93 3 -13.3%
35 Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada 0.86 0.76 2 -17.3%
36 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 1.73 0.75 2 -59.6%
37 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.50 0.68 4 27.4%
38 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.22 0.60 2 155.5%
39 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.11 0.43 1 260.0%
40 Nipissing University, Canada 0.30 1 N/A
41 Vancouver Island University (VIU), Canada 0.29 1 N/A
42 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.34 0.27 2 -26.7%
43 Ryerson University, Canada 0.84 0.18 1 -79.7%
44 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.21 0.14 2 -38.9%
45 Laurentian University, Canada 1.00 0.13 1 -88.3%
46 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.48 0.11 1 -78.2%
47 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.05 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 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.