Institutions by normalized FC - Academic

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. The normalized ranking is derived by calculating the ratio of FC to the institution’s total article output in natural sciences as tracked by the Dimensions database from Digital Science.

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FC 2018
FC 2018
natural science
articles 2018
AC 2018
1345Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States of America (USA)0.1698031.2418478
2410Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria0.1501223.5715754
356Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel0.14979169.561132383
4422Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), United States of America (USA)0.1430523.0316170
5292Brandeis University, United States of America (USA)0.1246841.64334116
6161The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA)0.1190278.68661265
7413Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India0.1180523.2619733
838Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland0.11145214.761927529
924Princeton University, United States of America (USA)0.10805279.852590702
10361Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan0.1069229.0827262
113Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA)0.10539552.5752431659
122Stanford University, United States of America (USA)0.10538604.0557321460
137Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland0.10417396.803809990
1415Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA)0.10364325.743143712
1552University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA)0.10182179.401762536
1691The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA)0.09996114.951150249
1727California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA)0.09631276.992876808
18111King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia0.09555103.761086245
19105Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel0.09211105.011140248
201Harvard University, United States of America (USA)0.09117845.5492742290
21193Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea0.0902168.11755159
2211Nanjing University (NJU), China0.08960381.324256919
2397Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China0.08958108.391210310
2492Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), India0.08915111.081246226
2564Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea0.08822153.671742317
26197Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China0.0864966.43768108
2746Nankai University (NKU), China0.08639196.362273526
28394International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS), Italy0.0854025.2829687
2910University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA)0.08535381.5144701171
30137Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China0.0844587.661038257
3142Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA)0.08252202.092449449
324University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)0.08193431.7552701258
3321University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA)0.08117293.123611717
3428The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA)0.08110271.103343630
35224University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA)0.0793055.67702167
3613Yale University, United States of America (USA)0.07895335.284247834
37309Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), United States of America (USA)0.0789437.6547778
38352Boston College (BC), United States of America (USA)0.0785830.2538563
39159Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA)0.0772379.851034244
405The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan0.07668426.7155651085
4139University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA)0.07663209.732737564
4212University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China0.07610338.944454970
43146Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea0.0755985.341129217
44198University of Regensburg (UR), Germany0.0741666.30894156
45206Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands0.0739762.72848152
468University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)0.07317396.5854201169
4734Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore0.07305229.093136560
4848Soochow University, China0.07244187.762592344
4980University of Münster (WWU), Germany0.07109127.171789295
50172Durham University, United Kingdom (UK)0.0706474.591056213
5120Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA)0.07005302.264315893
52192University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA)0.0698168.27978220
5388Hunan University (HNU), China0.06938117.731697228
5417University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA)0.06900320.704648908
55102Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel0.06847107.231566243
5631University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA)0.06817239.073507586
57106University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA)0.06815104.751537309
58466Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea0.0675019.1728450
5926Kyoto University, Japan0.06730278.014131694
60408Huaqiao University (HQU), China0.0672523.6735232
6145Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany0.06704196.822936604
6265Xiamen University (XMU), China0.06673149.342238282
636Peking University (PKU), China0.06595403.7461221396
6416University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA)0.06534324.304963932
6530National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore0.06475246.823812657
66354The University of Akron (UAkron), United States of America (USA)0.0645330.0746647
6776University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK)0.06425136.842130416
68120East China Normal University (ECNU), China0.0640298.841544220
69130University of Würzburg, Germany0.0635192.021449283
7077University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA)0.06298136.542168310
71207Fuzhou University (FZU), China0.0628862.62996102
72264Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA)0.0625148.19771148
7314University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA)0.06227326.985251815
74346Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea0.0616331.0050367
75125Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands0.0607694.901562248
76208Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany0.0607161.801018154
7729Fudan University, China0.06037247.114093641
7850Wuhan University (WHU), China0.06036180.912997354
7925Cornell University, United States of America (USA)0.06032278.274613858
8051University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA)0.06024179.882986622
81320ShanghaiTech University, China0.0599235.95600162
82223University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK)0.0593955.94942190
83153University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA)0.0592881.631377252
84356University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK)0.0592229.6150083
8523University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA)0.05831280.764815831
8654University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA)0.05712175.073065445
87124University of Basel (UB), Switzerland0.0571296.581691309
8843The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA)0.05710200.703515621
89229Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA)0.0570454.19950145
90411Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China0.0568523.5441434
91135The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China0.0568389.171569293
9232Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK)0.05673237.534187935
9382Nagoya University, Japan0.05664126.302230382
9493Lanzhou University (LZU), China0.05645110.871964218
95162Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India0.0563877.531375191
96221Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden0.0558856.381009142
97136Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA)0.0558787.661569292
98326University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany0.0555735.3463692
9960Osaka University, Japan0.05556162.122918448
100108East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China0.05553104.171876218

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The annual tables for 2019 represent a set of data frozen on 13 May 2019. 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 FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2018 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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