2018 tables: Institutions - corporate

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 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 1.26 2.23 6 74.9%
2 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.42 0.80 18 87.2%
3 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.82 0.63 18 -23.9%
4 Blue Minerals Consultancy (BMC), Australia 0.42 2 N/A
5 Atura Pty Ltd, Australia 0.40 1 N/A
6 Water Corporation, Australia 0.13 0.34 2 170.4%
7 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.06 0.34 5 503.4%
8 Institute of Mine Seismology (IMS), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
8 Watervale Systems Pty Ltd., Australia 0.33 1 N/A
9 Blue Planet Marine (BPM), Australia 0.29 1 N/A
10 Cesar Pty Ltd., Australia 0.23 1 N/A
11 Ecos Environmental Consulting P/L, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
11 Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers (CRC for Polymers), Australia 0.20 1 N/A
11 Water Futures Pty Ltd., Australia 0.20 1 N/A
12 Benitec Biopharma Ltd., Australia 0.18 1 N/A
13 Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1 N/A
14 ATRAD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.14 1 N/A
14 Allison Laboratories Pty Ltd., Australia 0.14 1 N/A
14 CSL Limited, Australia 0.57 0.14 1 -75.5%
15 GHD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.25 0.13 1 -51.2%
15 BHP Billiton Limited, Australia 0.31 0.13 1 -60.2%
15 Reef Ecologic Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
15 Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd. (BAAM), Australia 0.13 1 N/A
15 Matrix Exploration Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
15 Radford Geochemical Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
15 Regis Resources Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
16 Dyesol, Australia 0.11 2 N/A
17 Macquarie Group Limited, Australia 0.10 2 N/A
18 Darwin Banana Farming Company, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
19 Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd. (DIAL), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
19 Minerals Targeting International Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.08 1 N/A
19 Infofish Australia, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
19 DigsFish Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.08 1 N/A
20 Petratherm Ltd., Australia 0.07 1 N/A
21 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.07 0.07 1 5.6%
22 Avifauna Research and Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.06 1 N/A
23 Levay and Co. Environmental Services, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
23 Astronomical Society of New South Wales Inc. (ASNSW), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
24 Pacific Environment Limited, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
25 Sugar Research Australia Ltd (SRA), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
26 Driver Group, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
27 Santos Ltd., Australia 0.03 1 N/A
28 Cochlear Ltd., Australia 0.20 0.03 3 -86.5%
29 Victorian Cytology Service Limited (VCS Ltd.), Australia 0.02 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.