2018 tables: Institutions - life 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 Toronto (U of T), Canada 146.34 147.66 388 -1.1%
2 McGill University, Canada 89.94 74.88 245 -18.4%
3 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 58.06 47.65 160 -19.6%
4 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 38.75 37.53 146 -5.1%
5 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 26.27 25.70 71 -4.1%
6 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 23.18 21.19 73 -10.4%
7 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 18.69 18.59 58 -2.5%
8 McMaster University, Canada 15.09 16.43 48 6.7%
9 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 6.12 15.53 37 148.8%
10 Western University (UWO), Canada 17.00 11.88 49 -31.5%
11 University of Guelph, Canada 13.17 11.48 30 -14.6%
12 Laval University (UL), Canada 14.15 11.10 53 -23.2%
13 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 7.73 10.29 26 30.4%
14 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 2.96 9.37 21 210.7%
15 Dalhousie University, Canada 8.89 8.85 36 -2.5%
16 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 9.03 7.63 37 -17.2%
17 University of Waterloo, Canada 2.34 5.96 16 149.0%
18 Queen's University, Canada 8.57 5.79 24 -33.8%
19 University of Manitoba, Canada 2.88 5.42 21 84.2%
20 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 3.97 4.31 25 6.5%
21 York University, Canada 3.97 3.07 14 -24.1%
22 Concordia University, Canada 2.72 2.18 18 -21.6%
23 University of Lethbridge, Canada 3.99 1.79 7 -56.0%
24 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 0.32 1.37 5 318.6%
25 Brock University, Canada 0.75 1.33 2 74.2%
26 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 0.68 1.29 16 85.3%
27 Carleton University, Canada 0.31 1.01 7 218.6%
28 University of Regina, Canada 0.17 0.89 4 402.0%
29 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 0.35 0.86 9 142.4%
30 Lakehead University, Canada 0.77 0.66 4 -15.5%
31 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 1.88 0.58 2 -69.6%
32 Trent University, Canada 0.03 0.50 3 1,761.4%
32 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 0.82 0.50 1 -40.2%
33 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.71 0.47 9 -35.5%
34 Ryerson University, Canada 0.88 0.37 3 -59.1%
35 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.11 0.27 8 135.0%
36 King's University, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
36 Yukon College, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
37 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 1.15 0.25 6 -79.0%
38 Bishop's University, Canada 0.03 0.17 1 553.1%
39 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.18 0.13 3 -31.1%
40 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 0.08 0.13 1 56.3%
41 École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal (HEC Montréal), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
42 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 0.13 0.11 2 -13.7%
43 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.10 0.11 4 6.5%
44 Laurentian University, Canada 0.15 0.08 1 -46.6%
44 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 0.08 1 N/A
45 Acadia University, Canada 0.07 2 N/A
46 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.13 0.07 3 -51.8%
47 Fleming College (Sutherland Campus), Canada 0.06 1 N/A
47 Northwest Community College (NWCC), Canada 0.06 1 N/A
48 College of New Caledonia, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
49 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.10 0.04 3 -55.7%
50 Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), Canada 0.03 1 N/A
51 Algoma University, Canada 0.09 0.02 1 -78.9%
52 OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada 0.02 0.02 1 14.3%

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.