2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 São Paulo (USP), Brazil 4.49 8.11 30 64.7%
2 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.42 2.23 4 387.4%
3 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.06 2.05 6 3,263.5%
4 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 4.42 1.70 4 -65.0%
5 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.11 1.60 4 1,213.7%
6 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.03 1.17 3 4.5%
7 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.00 1.15 7 4.4%
8 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.58 1.11 5 74.1%
9 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.03 3 N/A
10 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.29 1.01 5 -28.1%
11 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 2.76 0.97 7 -68.0%
12 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.08 0.67 2 691.0%
13 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 1.19 0.61 5 -53.4%
14 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.33 0.59 5 60.4%
15 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.30 0.51 3 55.4%
16 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.00 0.50 1 13,865.0%
17 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.43 2 N/A
18 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.71 0.40 2 -48.4%
19 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.81 0.38 1 -57.5%
20 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
21 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.32 2 N/A
22 Universidade Do Vale Do Itajaí (UNIVALI), Brazil 0.31 2 N/A
23 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 0.29 2 1,945.4%
24 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.05 0.25 1 338.9%
24 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
25 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.05 0.23 3 363.8%
26 University Santa Cecilia (UNISANTA), Brazil 0.18 1 N/A
27 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.17 2 N/A
28 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.01 0.17 1 2,227.5%
28 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.02 0.17 1 843.2%
28 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.69 0.17 1 -77.9%
29 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
30 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.13 2 N/A
31 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.36 0.13 1 -68.4%
32 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
33 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
34 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.21 0.07 1 -68.2%
35 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.17 0.05 1 -74.9%
36 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
37 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.08 0.03 1 -61.3%
38 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.06 0.02 1 -68.9%
39 State University of the Valley of the Acarau (UVA), Brazil 0.01 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 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.