2019 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 420.80 448.39 1,378 0.6%
2 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 408.03 412.45 1,293 -4.6%
3 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 209.48 233.27 920 5.1%
4 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 190.16 202.60 818 0.6%
5 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 164.94 146.95 576 -15.9%
6 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 154.01 143.17 507 -12.3%
7 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 156.18 141.88 616 -14.3%
8 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 78.90 98.98 401 18.4%
9 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 80.21 87.86 418 3.4%
10 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 81.78 85.21 242 -1.7%
11 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 77.05 78.56 414 -3.8%
12 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 68.04 73.48 268 1.9%
13 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 76.64 68.23 297 -16.0%
14 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 66.08 63.35 268 -9.5%
15 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 52.94 59.80 216 6.6%
16 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 58.15 58.49 203 -5.1%
17 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 60.74 57.25 179 -11.0%
18 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 53.66 56.55 350 -0.5%
19 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 53.88 56.41 349 -1.2%
20 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 44.42 54.31 297 15.4%
21 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 39.34 50.96 199 22.3%
22 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 42.70 49.59 168 9.6%
23 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 41.27 40.36 191 -7.7%
24 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 32.82 34.32 103 -1.3%
25 University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) 36.17 30.89 156 -19.4%
26 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 26.24 30.24 94 8.8%
27 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 35.50 29.25 100 -22.3%
28 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 26.21 24.14 189 -13.1%
29 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 18.84 21.94 96 9.9%
30 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 33.96 21.78 102 -39.5%
31 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 25.35 21.71 92 -19.2%
32 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 20.45 20.06 79 -7.4%
33 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 21.20 18.47 62 -17.8%
34 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 16.05 17.73 69 4.3%
35 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 16.38 17.10 77 -1.5%
36 The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), United Kingdom (UK) 14.38 14.79 70 -3.0%
37 University of London - Royal Holloway (RHUL), United Kingdom (UK) 12.94 13.01 128 -5.1%
38 University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (UK) 11.49 12.60 42 3.5%
39 University of Surrey, United Kingdom (UK) 15.46 11.34 52 -30.7%
40 Birkbeck, University of London (BBK), United Kingdom (UK) 8.99 9.48 53 -0.4%
41 University of Kent, United Kingdom (UK) 9.83 9.05 31 -13.1%
42 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom (UK) 3.40 8.73 60 142.5%
43 University of Hull, United Kingdom (UK) 10.17 7.98 35 -25.9%
44 The Open University (OU), United Kingdom (UK) 5.39 7.80 35 36.6%
45 Loughborough University, United Kingdom (UK) 14.60 6.58 31 -57.4%
46 Keele University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.69 6.03 29 111.3%
47 University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (UK) 2.68 5.09 13 79.5%
48 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom (UK) 4.18 4.99 23 12.6%
49 University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (UK) 7.31 4.81 26 -37.9%
50 Cranfield University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.25 4.54 20 90.7%
51 Northumbria University, United Kingdom (UK) 5.73 4.50 21 -25.9%
52 Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom (UK) 3.72 4.21 15 7.1%
53 University of Hertfordshire (UH), United Kingdom (UK) 2.60 4.19 14 52.1%
54 Bangor University, United Kingdom (UK) 4.29 4.03 20 -11.2%
55 Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC), United Kingdom (UK) 2.32 3.80 18 54.7%
56 City, University of London (CUL), United Kingdom (UK) 1.53 3.68 16 127.7%
57 University of Essex, United Kingdom (UK) 3.87 3.51 16 -14.4%
58 University of Stirling, United Kingdom (UK) 3.17 3.38 16 0.5%
59 University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (UK) 2.52 3.34 15 25.0%
60 Aston University, United Kingdom (UK) 5.24 3.32 15 -40.2%
61 Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), United Kingdom (UK) 2.84 3.27 10 8.5%
62 University of Salford, United Kingdom (UK) 1.12 2.77 10 134.4%
63 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom (UK) 1.10 2.76 16 136.4%
64 University of Brighton, United Kingdom (UK) 4.75 2.54 13 -49.5%
65 Coventry University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.53 8 N/A
66 Brunel University London, United Kingdom (UK) 2.62 2.50 104 -9.9%
67 Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), United Kingdom (UK) 3.17 2.42 28 -28.0%
68 Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.38 2.32 8 58.7%
69 Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.06 2.06 8 83.2%
70 Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom (UK) 6.86 2.01 14 -72.3%
71 University of Roehampton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1.96 8 1,293.0%
72 Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.43 1.61 52 6.4%
73 University of Ulster (UU), United Kingdom (UK) 2.87 1.58 9 -48.0%
74 St George's, University of London (SGUL), United Kingdom (UK) 1.04 1.32 22 19.5%
75 University of Bradford, United Kingdom (UK) 1.32 1.07 9 -23.7%
76 University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom (UK) 1.15 1.07 6 -12.1%
77 University of South Wales, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1.00 2 4,147.2%
78 Bournemouth University (BU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.95 1.00 6 -1.0%
79 Abertay University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.85 1.00 20 10.8%
80 University of Greenwich, United Kingdom (UK) 0.41 0.99 6 129.2%
81 University of London - Goldsmiths, United Kingdom (UK) 0.75 0.97 6 22.2%
82 University of the West of Scotland (UWS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 0.59 12 157.1%
83 London Business School (LBS), United Kingdom (UK) 1.00 0.51 4 -52.2%
84 University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
85 Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 0.46 3 157.9%
86 University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), United Kingdom (UK) 1.00 0.45 3 -57.8%
87 University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.85 0.42 5 -53.0%
88 Kingston University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.54 0.34 4 -39.9%
89 Edge Hill University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 2 N/A
90 Teesside University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 0.28 2 -59.9%
91 University of Derby, United Kingdom (UK) 0.28 2 N/A
92 The Courtauld Institute of Art (CIA), United Kingdom (UK) 0.27 5 N/A
93 York St John University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
94 Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx), UoN, United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1 N/A
95 De Montfort University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.22 2 45.1%
96 Staffordshire University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
96 Harper Adams University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
97 University of East London (UEL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.27 0.13 1 -55.8%
97 Middlesex University (MU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.27 0.13 1 -55.8%
97 Institute for Fiscal Studies, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
97 Oxted School, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
98 University of Westminster, United Kingdom (UK) 0.83 0.12 4 -86.7%
99 London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 2 N/A
100 University of Chester, United Kingdom (UK) 1.08 0.09 1 -92.0%
100 University of Buckingham, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1 N/A
100 University of Northampton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1 N/A
101 School of Advanced Study, University of London (SAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.65 0.09 4 -87.0%
102 Hardenhuish School, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
103 University of the West of England (UWE), United Kingdom (UK) 1.28 0.08 3 -94.1%
104 University of Sunderland, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
105 Royal College of Art (RCA), United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
106 University of Bolton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 0.05 1 -71.7%
107 Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
108 Birmingham City University (BCU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
109 Plymouth Marjon University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 0.03 1 -32.0%
110 University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.03 1 -5.6%
111 South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
112 Sparsholt College, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 1 N/A
113 UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Research Studies (UKCTAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.00 0.01 1 82.9%
114 School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 0.01 3 -92.7%
114 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 3 N/A
114 Royal Academy of Music (RAM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 3 N/A
114 Heythrop College, University of London (HEY), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 3 N/A
115 Tipping Points, Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.00 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.