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 São Paulo (USP), Brazil 8.29 4.49 20 -43.2%
2 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 0.02 4.42 6 29,534.6%
3 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.47 2.76 8 510.9%
4 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 2.65 1.29 7 -49.1%
5 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 1.51 1.19 7 -17.5%
6 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.10 1.03 2 960.3%
7 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.34 1.00 4 204.7%
8 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.97 2 N/A
9 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.56 0.81 2 50.9%
10 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.43 0.71 4 73.1%
11 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.69 3 N/A
12 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.50 0.58 3 -59.3%
13 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.07 0.48 1 652.3%
14 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.72 0.42 2 -74.7%
15 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.36 2 N/A
16 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.62 0.33 1 -44.0%
17 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.31 2 N/A
18 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.18 0.30 2 70.2%
19 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.26 3 N/A
20 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.13 0.21 3 71.9%
21 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.11 0.20 1 88.4%
22 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.17 2 N/A
23 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 0.06 0.13 1 109.3%
24 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
24 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
25 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.11 2 N/A
26 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
27 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.13 0.08 1 -30.2%
28 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 0.08 1 196.6%
29 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.17 0.08 1 -51.7%
30 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
30 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
31 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 2.24 0.06 1 -97.4%
31 Veiga de Almeida University (UVA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
32 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 0.05 2 -40.1%
33 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.05 1 -37.2%
34 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
35 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
36 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
36 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.06 0.00 1 -94.2%

Footnote

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  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.