2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 131.03 132.81 266 -4.7%
2 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 128.01 119.36 257 -12.3%
3 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 93.10 75.61 154 -23.7%
4 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 63.23 65.35 169 -2.8%
5 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 65.51 58.26 96 -16.4%
6 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 42.40 34.52 82 -23.4%
7 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 32.46 34.36 122 -0.5%
8 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 32.92 27.08 91 -22.7%
9 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 21.20 24.88 58 10.4%
10 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 22.19 24.48 72 3.7%
11 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 29.86 24.13 54 -24.0%
12 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 29.68 23.78 75 -24.7%
13 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 24.81 23.65 56 -10.4%
14 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 17.69 21.92 66 16.5%
15 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 24.59 20.36 56 -22.2%
16 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 22.29 19.92 55 -16.0%
17 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 23.19 19.46 49 -21.1%
18 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 18.02 16.97 34 -11.5%
19 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 18.87 15.50 49 -22.7%
20 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom (UK) 14.21 15.13 123 0.1%
21 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 19.45 14.79 35 -28.5%
22 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 11.32 12.48 65 3.7%
23 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 12.19 11.16 38 -13.9%
24 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 8.31 10.51 49 19.0%
25 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 13.13 10.07 37 -27.9%
26 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 10.93 9.87 51 -15.1%
27 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 10.78 8.96 21 -21.8%
28 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 8.56 8.56 21 -6.0%
29 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 6.81 8.04 28 11.0%
30 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 7.00 7.55 20 1.4%
31 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 8.82 7.18 22 -23.5%
32 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 3.25 7.00 20 102.6%
33 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 3.90 6.55 16 57.9%
34 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 3.81 5.73 12 41.6%
35 University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) 5.09 5.39 13 -0.5%
36 University of Kent, United Kingdom (UK) 6.10 5.30 11 -18.4%
37 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 4.21 5.22 18 16.5%
38 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 5.17 4.84 12 -11.9%
39 National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom (UK) 4.33 4.75 27 3.3%
40 University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (UK) 2.15 4.75 9 107.7%
41 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 0.80 4.70 14 450.1%
42 University of Hull, United Kingdom (UK) 4.39 4.55 15 -2.6%
43 John Innes Centre (JIC), United Kingdom (UK) 4.53 4.34 9 -9.8%
44 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 3.49 4.33 13 16.5%
45 University of Surrey, United Kingdom (UK) 2.24 3.87 10 62.8%
46 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 3.02 3.37 14 4.7%
47 Loughborough University, United Kingdom (UK) 6.51 3.15 13 -54.6%
48 The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), United Kingdom (UK) 3.47 2.51 5 -31.8%
49 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 1.64 2.34 7 33.9%
50 Babraham Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1.93 5 2,280.8%
51 Birkbeck, University of London (BBK), United Kingdom (UK) 1.70 1.62 12 -10.5%
52 EPSRC National Crystallography Service (NCS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.46 1.50 7 207.8%
53 University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (UK) 2.12 1.48 8 -34.3%
54 Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1.45 5 717.0%
55 Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.01 1.44 5 -32.8%
56 Aston University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.72 1.36 4 76.7%
57 Keele University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.02 1.12 8 4.0%
58 Brunel University London, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1.00 1 652.1%
58 University of South Wales, United Kingdom (UK) 1.00 2 N/A
59 Cancer Research UK (CRUK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.26 0.91 4 231.3%
60 Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 0.88 6 158.8%
61 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.55 0.78 4 33.9%
62 NERC British Antarctic Survey (BAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.77 2 N/A
63 University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom (UK) 0.75 0.76 3 -4.8%
64 Northumbria University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.79 0.74 3 -11.3%
65 Neem Biotech Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.71 1 N/A
66 British Geological Survey (BGS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.71 4 100.3%
67 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.68 0.71 1 -1.7%
68 Abzena PLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.70 1 N/A
69 Infineum International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.67 2 213.4%
70 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.62 3 4,223.2%
71 Prozomix Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.60 2 N/A
72 University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (UK) 0.80 0.53 2 -37.3%
73 MIP Diagnostics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 0.50 2 159.3%
73 Unit DX, United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
74 University of Ulster (UU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.90 0.49 3 -75.7%
75 Bangor University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 0.49 2 108.6%
76 University of Greenwich, United Kingdom (UK) 0.35 0.49 2 29.0%
77 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 0.41 14 -22.3%
78 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 0.41 7 280.9%
79 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 0.40 1 125.6%
80 Fluidic Analytics, Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 3 N/A
81 University of London - Royal Holloway (RHUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.37 4 74.6%
82 ATDBio Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 0.37 2 244.7%
83 Cranfield University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.35 3 -1.0%
84 University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (UK) 0.34 2 N/A
85 Croda International Plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
86 The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.32 2 -8.5%
87 University of Bradford, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.30 4 42.2%
88 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 1 N/A
88 Paraytec Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 1 N/A
89 University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 0.28 1 1,310.2%
90 The Courtauld Institute of Art (CIA), United Kingdom (UK) 0.27 2 N/A
91 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.93 0.26 5 -73.5%
92 GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc., United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 0.25 1 111.5%
92 Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.19 0.25 1 25.4%
92 The National Gallery, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
92 Kore Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
92 Global Phasing Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
92 AB Vista, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
93 Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.24 4 682.1%
94 NHS Lothian, United Kingdom (UK) 0.65 0.23 2 -66.0%
95 Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 0.23 3 93.8%
96 Kingston University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.23 2 N/A
97 Nanolayers Research Computing Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1 N/A
97 University of Salford, United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1 N/A
98 Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.22 3 604.8%
99 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.23 0.22 2 -11.7%
100 NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.21 2 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.