2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 19.01 24.33 103 16.8%
2 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 6.24 6.84 29 0.2%
3 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 7.33 5.44 31 -32.3%
4 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 6.49 4.01 27 -43.5%
5 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 3.52 3.91 12 1.6%
6 Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain 2.75 3.71 8 22.8%
7 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 4.59 3.13 6 -37.9%
8 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 1.91 2.81 8 34.0%
9 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.93 2.65 10 25.3%
10 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 1.21 2.32 8 74.1%
11 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 2.30 4 N/A
12 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 2.24 2.22 8 -9.5%
13 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 0.32 2.05 4 482.0%
14 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 2.44 1.97 10 -26.6%
15 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.63 1.89 9 175.9%
16 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 2.13 1.86 5 -20.0%
17 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 0.41 1.81 3 305.7%
18 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 2.00 1.70 9 -22.3%
19 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 0.67 1.64 5 124.6%
20 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.92 1.60 5 58.6%
21 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 0.56 1.35 6 118.3%
22 University of Seville (US), Spain 0.77 1.27 2 50.8%
23 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 0.49 1.22 4 129.3%
24 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 0.20 1.20 2 447.6%
25 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.49 1.08 2 102.2%
26 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.20 1.00 4 356.4%
26 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 1.00 1 N/A
27 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 0.14 0.88 5 481.1%
28 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 0.91 0.87 4 -12.4%
29 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 0.57 0.84 11 32.9%
30 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.85 0.74 3 -63.7%
31 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 1.33 0.70 3 -52.3%
32 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.65 0.68 5 -5.0%
33 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.67 1 N/A
34 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.65 4 N/A
35 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 0.58 2 N/A
36 Innovació i Recerca Industrial i Sostenible, S.L. (IRIS), Spain 0.50 1 N/A
36 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.50 1 N/A
37 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.11 0.48 5 309.8%
38 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 0.63 0.45 4 -34.0%
39 Spain Ministry of Defense, Spain 0.36 0.45 4 13.9%
40 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.12 0.42 6 230.3%
41 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.23 0.40 3 57.6%
42 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 1.09 0.39 5 -67.7%
43 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.09 0.38 3 282.1%
44 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.94 0.37 4 -63.7%
45 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.10 0.36 10 237.2%
46 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.50 0.35 1 -36.1%
47 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.31 0.34 5 1.7%
48 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.23 0.34 4 37.6%
49 Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia (ICGC), Spain 0.31 2 N/A
50 Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN), Spain 0.30 0.25 2 -23.9%
50 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.50 0.25 1 -54.4%
50 Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) Scientific Association (NOTSA), Spain 0.25 1 N/A
50 Prointec S.A., Spain 0.25 1 N/A
50 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 0.25 1 N/A
51 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.48 0.23 3 -55.6%
52 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.15 0.23 1 40.4%
53 Andalusian Council for Education and Science, Spain 0.25 0.21 1 -21.8%
54 Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3), Spain 0.27 0.20 1 -31.5%
54 Veolia España, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
54 University Institute of the Water and the Environmental Sciences, UA, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
55 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 0.14 0.20 2 29.6%
56 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.25 0.19 4 -29.6%
57 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.12 0.18 5 -85.3%
58 Lynx Simulations S.L., Spain 0.17 1 N/A
58 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.17 1 N/A
59 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.08 0.16 1 94.0%
60 Water Treatment of the Mediterranean (DAM), Spain 0.14 1 N/A
60 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.14 1 N/A
61 Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage (IAPH), Spain 0.11 0.14 3 18.9%
61 Spain Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD), Spain 0.11 0.14 3 18.9%
62 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.14 0.10 1 -36.1%
62 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
62 Instituto de Educación Secundaria Ies Martín Aldehuela (IES Martín Aldehuela), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
62 San Jorge University (USJ), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
63 Amphos 21 Consulting S.L, Spain 0.09 1 N/A
64 Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables S.A. (ITER S.A.), Spain 0.08 1 N/A
64 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 0.08 1 N/A
65 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.02 0.08 2 271.8%
66 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.15 0.07 2 -56.0%
67 Hospital del Mar, Spain 0.07 2 N/A
68 Predictia Intelligent Data Solutions S.L., Spain 0.07 1 N/A
69 Government of Navarra, Spain 0.07 1 N/A
69 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.07 1 N/A
70 AIMEN Technology Centre, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
71 Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, Spain 0.05 1 N/A
72 EUROPARC Federation, Spain 0.05 1 N/A
72 Banco Santander S.A., Spain 0.05 1 N/A
73 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.01 0.05 2 314.9%
74 CEPSA, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
75 BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain 0.05 0.04 1 -32.4%
76 Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
77 Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí (CSPT), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
78 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
79 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
80 Barcelona City Council, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
81 Donostia University Hospital, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
82 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 0.01 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.