2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry - corporate

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 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 22.44 22.27 37 -6.7%
2 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 17.77 20.94 53 10.8%
3 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 16.28 15.16 32 -12.4%
4 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), United States of America (USA) 11.35 14.52 24 20.3%
5 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 13.24 12.07 25 -14.3%
6 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 10.93 9.87 51 -15.1%
7 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.37 9.47 37 103.6%
8 Dow Inc., United States of America (USA) 9.73 8.89 24 -14.0%
9 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 7.00 7.55 20 1.4%
10 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 11.74 6.74 27 -46.0%
11 BASF SE, Germany 6.69 6.41 32 -10.0%
12 Samsung Group, South Korea 6.92 6.05 27 -17.8%
13 Johnson & Johnson, United States of America (USA) 6.09 5.95 16 -8.2%
14 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 3.35 5.59 28 56.8%
15 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 2.71 5.25 67 82.6%
16 Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), United States of America (USA) 5.33 4.78 15 -15.7%
17 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.90 4.69 26 -9.9%
18 AbbVie Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.21 4.58 12 2.2%
19 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 2.76 4.27 42 45.4%
20 UCB S.A., Belgium 1.83 4.20 11 115.3%
21 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 4.07 4.08 9 -5.8%
22 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.60 3.58 11 460.7%
23 Bayer AG, Germany 1.74 3.57 13 92.7%
24 Toyota Group, Japan 4.61 3.37 11 -31.4%
25 Sanofi, France 1.81 3.29 5 70.5%
26 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 1.54 3.23 10 96.6%
27 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 0.09 3.10 7 3,203.5%
28 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 3.22 2.97 11 -13.2%
29 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.26 2.83 15 17.6%
30 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 2.72 2.72 8 -6.1%
31 Sociedad Europea de Análisis Diferencial de Movilidad SL (SEADM), Spain 2.56 4 N/A
32 General Electric Company (GE), United States of America (USA) 0.79 2.56 8 205.1%
33 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.23 2.52 14 91.6%
34 Abbott Laboratories, United States of America (USA) 2.50 3 N/A
35 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 1.76 2.43 7 29.4%
36 Waters Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.85 2.40 8 -20.8%
37 Amgen Inc., United States of America (USA) 3.55 2.38 7 -37.1%
38 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.39 2.35 15 -7.4%
39 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 1.64 2.34 7 33.9%
40 BGI, China 0.36 2.15 6 466.9%
41 Eli Lilly and Company, United States of America (USA) 5.74 2.12 11 -65.3%
42 Agilent Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.29 2.11 5 -13.2%
43 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 1.58 2.10 6 24.7%
44 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.41 2.09 13 -18.7%
45 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 2.48 2.06 6 -21.9%
46 Dropsens SL, Spain 1.00 2.00 2 88.0%
46 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.03 2.00 2 82.9%
46 Novilytic, LLC, United States of America (USA) 2.00 2 N/A
46 Piramal Enterprises Limited, India 2.00 2 N/A
47 Merck KGaA, Germany 2.71 1.93 12 -32.8%
48 Thales S.A., France 1.23 1.90 16 44.9%
49 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 2.00 1.84 11 -13.4%
50 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 0.88 1.83 2 97.0%

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.