2018 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 5.75 3.80 14 -29.9%
2 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 0.73 2.24 4 223.4%
3 Sanofi, France 0.17 0.93 2 480.2%
4 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.34 0.67 4 111.0%
5 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.53 0.54 2 8.1%
6 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 0.39 3 29.6%
7 Gran Telescopio de Canarias, S.A. (GRANTECAN), Spain 0.34 1 N/A
8 Techint Group, Italy 0.01 0.33 1 3,009.3%
9 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.26 2 N/A
10 Thales S.A., France 0.25 2 N/A
11 FutureWater, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
11 ABB Ltd., Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
12 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 0.22 2 114.2%
13 Porticus Amsterdam CV, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
14 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 0.01 0.14 2 1,070.8%
15 Earlham Institute (EI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 0.13 2 -5.3%
16 ADD Ideas Albrecht und Detlev Degering GbR, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
16 SAP AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
17 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.11 0.11 1 6.0%
18 BioVersys AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
19 Nerviano Medical Sciences S.r.l., Italy 0.08 1 N/A
19 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 0.08 1 N/A
19 Olink Proteomics, Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
20 Holostem Terapie Avanzate S.r.l., Italy 0.08 1 N/A
21 Astroserver.org, Hungary 0.07 1 N/A
22 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.00 0.07 3 3,429.3%
23 Storm Therapeutics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
23 Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH, Austria 0.06 1 N/A
24 Emissive Sarl, France 0.06 1 N/A
25 Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO), Portugal 0.01 0.06 6 705.2%
26 Eurofins Scientific, Luxembourg 0.05 1 N/A
27 Avantama AG, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
28 Dassault Systèmes (3DS), France 0.04 1 N/A
29 Europäisches Institut für Forschung und Entwicklung von Transplantationsstrategien (EUFETS) GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
30 Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark 0.01 0.04 1 213.8%
31 IGA Technology Services, Italy 0.04 1 N/A
32 Cronos S.C. Arqueología y Patrimonio, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
33 Toxys B.V., Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
34 Oxford Instruments, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
35 Freiberg Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
36 Lipidomix GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
37 Control Systems Engineer (CSE), Albania 0.02 1 N/A
38 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
39 Biogemma (BGA), France 0.02 1 N/A
40 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
41 Artur Salgado - Ortopedia, Lda., Portugal 0.01 6 N/A
42 Solvay S.A., Belgium 0.03 0.00 1 -80.6%
43 Fimlab Laboratories Ltd., Finland 0.01 0.00 1 -53.1%
44 Indivumed GmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
45 German Breast Group GmbH (GBG), Germany 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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  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.
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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.