2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 Monash University, Australia 53.51 41.87 126 -27.0%
2 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 29.58 26.31 70 -17.0%
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 38.94 26.06 67 -37.5%
4 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 29.27 25.07 64 -20.1%
5 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 24.61 18.94 44 -28.2%
6 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 25.48 17.84 51 -34.7%
7 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 10.78 13.58 28 17.5%
8 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 12.35 13.34 53 0.8%
9 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 9.25 7.87 34 -20.6%
10 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 9.89 7.80 30 -26.4%
11 Curtin University, Australia 8.82 7.11 22 -24.7%
12 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 2.29 6.81 29 177.2%
13 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 7.83 6.56 35 -21.8%
14 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 3.32 6.44 21 81.3%
15 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 6.77 6.18 35 -14.8%
16 Deakin University, Australia 9.04 5.87 21 -39.4%
17 Griffith University, Australia 6.24 5.71 18 -14.6%
18 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 2.30 5.38 13 118.8%
19 La Trobe University, Australia 4.63 4.28 20 -13.7%
20 Western Sydney University, Australia 1.38 3.99 19 169.7%
21 Macquarie University, Australia 3.03 2.91 14 -10.4%
22 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 0.93 2.67 12 167.5%
23 Flinders University, Australia 2.40 1.82 4 -29.2%
24 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.33 1.55 6 333.6%
25 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 1.80 1.46 5 -24.3%
26 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.40 1.21 7 182.6%
27 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.69 1.15 11 54.1%
28 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 3.34 1.08 5 -69.7%
29 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 1.38 0.89 2 -39.8%
30 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.17 0.58 2 214.6%
31 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.42 1 N/A
32 Liverpool Hospital, Australia 0.38 1 N/A
33 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 0.35 1 N/A
34 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.40 0.31 1 -28.2%
35 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.58 0.30 1 -52.0%
36 Department of Industry, Australia 0.37 0.29 1 -27.3%
37 Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers (CRC for Polymers), Australia 0.20 1 N/A
38 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
39 SA Health, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
40 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.81 0.16 2 -81.2%
41 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.16 1 N/A
42 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.08 0.16 2 75.9%
42 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.08 0.16 2 75.9%
42 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.08 0.16 2 75.9%
43 Melbourne Health, Australia 0.15 3 N/A
44 Allison Laboratories Pty Ltd., Australia 0.14 1 N/A
45 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.13 2 N/A
46 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.43 0.11 2 -75.6%
47 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.13 0.10 1 -25.3%
47 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.10 1 N/A
48 Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH), Australia 0.10 1 N/A
49 Murdoch University, Australia 0.37 0.09 1 -77.2%
50 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.08 2 N/A
50 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
51 Austin Health, Australia 0.06 0.07 1 20.0%
51 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.07 0.07 1 0.0%
52 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.02 0.07 2 297.0%
53 Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Applied Sport Science Research, QAS, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
54 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
54 Burnet Institute, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
55 The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
55 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
56 Australian Proteome Analysis Facility Ltd. (APAF Ltd.), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
57 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
58 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.03 2 N/A
59 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
60 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.02 1 N/A

Footnote

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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.