2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 40.05 31.77 86 -17.0%
2 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 31.30 28.06 86 -6.2%
3 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 27.43 24.26 85 -7.4%
4 Curtin University, Australia 20.41 15.66 52 -19.7%
5 Monash University, Australia 22.18 14.28 64 -32.6%
6 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 12.47 13.86 46 16.3%
7 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 7.72 11.65 53 57.9%
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 10.70 10.95 69 7.2%
9 Macquarie University, Australia 8.54 10.15 40 24.4%
10 Griffith University, Australia 4.39 7.00 32 66.6%
11 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 11.53 6.78 26 -38.4%
12 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 3.39 5.88 13 81.8%
13 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 7.66 5.41 23 -26.0%
14 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 6.27 4.17 11 -30.4%
15 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 4.21 3.99 14 -0.8%
16 Western Sydney University, Australia 3.33 2.66 15 -16.4%
17 Victoria University (VU), Australia 1.25 2.50 4 108.7%
18 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 4.08 2.34 16 -40.0%
19 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 1.77 2.06 11 22.1%
20 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 3.68 2.03 10 -42.2%
21 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 9.88 1.89 8 -80.0%
22 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 3.56 1.69 10 -50.4%
23 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.31 1.20 3 300.9%
24 Deakin University, Australia 0.86 1.12 7 37.2%
25 Flinders University, Australia 1.48 1.06 3 -24.8%
26 Murdoch University, Australia 1.34 0.74 3 -41.9%
27 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.99 0.56 4 -41.2%
28 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.27 0.53 5 104.4%
29 Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change (CTBCC), JCU, Australia 0.50 1 N/A
30 La Trobe University, Australia 1.30 0.39 5 -68.6%
31 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.25 0.36 2 51.5%
32 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.18 0.29 3 68.3%
33 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.15 0.21 5 45.1%
34 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.29 0.17 1 -38.9%
35 University of Canberra, Australia 0.15 0.10 2 -29.0%
36 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
37 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
38 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.08 0.01 3 -83.5%

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.