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 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 12.38 11.82 26 -0.1%
2 Yonsei University, South Korea 4.48 5.16 12 20.6%
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 4.98 5.12 11 7.6%
4 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 3.41 3.88 8 19.1%
5 Sejong University, South Korea 3.03 2.85 5 -1.7%
6 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 0.82 2.82 6 259.9%
7 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 2.77 2.58 5 -2.7%
8 Konkuk University, South Korea 0.50 2.51 5 425.4%
9 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 4.97 2.49 12 -47.5%
10 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 2.92 2.39 7 -14.3%
11 Chonnam National University, South Korea 1.00 2.04 4 113.2%
12 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 0.75 1.92 7 168.0%
13 Korea University, South Korea 5.19 1.72 4 -65.4%
14 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 0.36 1.33 2 286.5%
15 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 2.03 1.18 4 -39.0%
16 Kangwon National University, South Korea 1.83 1.17 5 -33.0%
17 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 0.83 1.14 7 43.4%
17 Inha University, South Korea 1.45 1.14 3 -17.4%
18 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 1.18 1.13 5 0.2%
19 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 1.01 4 N/A
20 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 0.96 2 N/A
21 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 0.68 0.78 3 20.8%
22 Daegu University, South Korea 0.75 1 N/A
22 Myongji University, South Korea 0.75 1 N/A
23 Kongju National University, South Korea 0.68 4 N/A
24 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 0.19 0.53 1 197.7%
25 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 0.20 0.50 3 161.7%
26 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
27 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 0.20 0.33 2 70.1%
28 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.33 0.25 1 -21.5%
28 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
29 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
29 Andong National University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
30 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
31 Korea National Open University (KNOU), South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
32 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.07 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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

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.