2019 tables: Institutions

Table criteria

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

2018 Institution FC 2017 FC 2018
1 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 38.15 42.15
2 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 19.82 17.19
3 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 7.11 8.55
4 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 8.1 5.94
5 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 5.19 5.54
6 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 3.46 3.95
7 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 2.15 1.84
8 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.48 1.43
9 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 3.11 1.39
10 National University of the Littoral (UNL), Argentina 0.95 1.09
11 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.71 0.87
12 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.87 0.86
13 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.33 0.79
14 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.66 0.54
15 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 1.25 0.5
16 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.83 0.48
17 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.2 0.47
18 Favaloro University, Argentina 0.46
18 Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO), Argentina 0.46
19 Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas (CIC), Argentina 0.13 0.43
20 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.26 0.37
21 Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), Argentina 0.44 0.36
22 National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA), Argentina 0.07 0.33
23 Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas "Dr. Julio I Maiztegui" (INEVH), Argentina 0.23
24 National Water Institute (INA), Argentina 0.2
25 Plataforma Argentina de Biología Estructural y Metabolómica (PLABEM), Argentina 0.19
26 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 0.13 0.18
27 University of San Andrés, Argentina 0.17
28 Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Argentina 0.35 0.16
29 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.15
30 Hospital Rawson, Argentina 0.14
31 Museo Olsacher Zapala, Argentina 0.06 0.13
31 Torcuato di Tella University (UTDT), Argentina 0.17 0.13
32 Austral University, Argentina 0.11
32 Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN), Argentina 0.11
33 Buenos Aires National Academy of Medicine, Argentina 0.1
34 Bioceres S.A., Argentina 0.09
35 Servicio de Hidrografía Naval (SHN), Argentina 0.08
36 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.07
37 National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS), Argentina 0.05 0.07
38 National University Arturo Jauretche (UNAJ), Argentina 0.06
39 Pierre Auger Observatory, Argentina 0.04 0.06
40 Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina 0.06 0.06
40 GEOMAP S.A., Argentina 0.06
41 Institute of Scientific and Technical Research for Defense (CITEDEF), Argentina 0 0.05
42 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.07 0.05
43 Observatorio Geminis Austral, Argentina 0.05 0.05
43 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.16 0.05
43 Observatorio Astronómico Busoniano, Argentina 0.05
44 Fundación ProYungas, Argentina 0.04
45 Institute of Scientific and Technological Research of the Armed Forces (CITEFA), Argentina 0.01 0.04
46 Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico (CeIBA), Argentina 0.03
47 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.09 0.03
47 Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA), Argentina 0.03
48 Government of Mendoza, Argentina 0.01 0.03
49 Hospital de Pediatría Garrahan, Argentina 0.23 0.03
49 Miguel Lillo Foundation, Argentina 0.03
50 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.13 0.02
51 Reference Laboratory of Tuberculosis Control, Argentina 0.02
52 National University of the Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Argentina 0.05 0.02
53 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.32 0.02

The original version of this table (published 20 June 2019) used incorrect fractional counts, percentage changes and article counts to derive the rankings, which meant that some institutions were ranked incorrectly. The data and rankings were corrected on 12 August 2019.

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 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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