2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.26 4.10 10 1,359.1%
2 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 0.79 1.36 71 57.3%
3 Zhejiang Provincial Engineering Research Center of Industrial Boiler and Furnace Flue Gas Pollution Control, China 0.20 0.70 2 219.5%
4 Sinopec Corporation, China 0.14 0.63 4 304.4%
5 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.17 0.49 4 168.1%
6 BGI, China 0.20 0.41 3 86.5%
7 Shenzhen Shenshui Bao'an Water Group Co. Ltd., China 0.34 2 N/A
8 Shandong Zhengyuan Construction Engineering Co. Ltd., China 0.33 1 N/A
9 Beijing Capital Co., Ltd., China 0.31 0.32 2 -4.6%
10 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 0.90 0.30 8 -69.7%
11 Jiangsu Tongyan Environm Prod Sci Technol Co., Ltd., China 0.29 2 N/A
12 China Railway Eryuan Engineering Goup Co., Ltd., China 0.20 0.24 2 6.2%
13 Envision Energy, Ltd., China 0.22 1 N/A
14 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China 0.17 0.20 1 9.5%
14 Tianjin Geothermal Exploration and Development‐Designing Institute, China 0.20 1 N/A
14 WuXi AppTec, China 0.20 1 N/A
15 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.17 2 N/A
16 Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited. (BEWG), China 0.17 0.17 1 -8.7%
16 Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Certification Tech Innovation Center Co., Ltd. (SMVIC), China 0.17 1 N/A
16 China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
16 Hebei Sailhero Environmental Protection Hi-tech Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
16 Shanghai Youlian Zhuyuan Sewage Investment and Development Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
16 Green Energy (Hangzhou) Enterprise Management Limited Company, China 0.17 1 N/A
17 CGN Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute, China 0.14 1 N/A
17 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China 0.14 1 N/A
18 China Huaneng Group, China 0.13 1 N/A
18 China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG), China 0.13 1 N/A
18 Sino Shaanxi Nuclear Industry Group Co., Ltd., China 0.13 1 N/A
18 Shanghai Yao Ming Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. (SHYAOMING), China 0.13 1 N/A
19 Suzhou Nanowin Science and Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.11 1 N/A
19 GEM Co., Ltd., China 0.11 1 N/A
19 Beijing Waterworks Group Co., Ltd., China 0.11 1 N/A
20 Hubei Jinyang Metallurgical Incorporated, Co., Ltd., China 0.10 1 N/A
21 Hunan Qingzhiyuan Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.09 1 N/A
22 HUAYUN ShineTek Co., China 0.08 1 N/A
22 Jiangsu Rotam Chemical Co. Ltd., China 0.08 1 N/A
23 China Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute (EPPEI), China 0.06 1 N/A
23 Lantau Group (HK) Limited, China 0.06 1 N/A
24 Ningbo Water Supply Co., Ltd., China 0.05 1 N/A
25 Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center (NSC), China 0.05 1 N/A
26 China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (CSIPI), China 0.02 1 N/A
27 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 0.25 0.00 1 -99.9%

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.