2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 2.24 5.01 13 109.1%
2 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 3.80 1.93 8 -52.7%
3 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 1.83 8 154.7%
4 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.39 0.55 3 30.5%
5 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.26 0.48 2 70.7%
6 Nokia Corporation, Finland 0.46 2 N/A
7 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 0.41 1 N/A
8 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.38 2 N/A
9 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 0.31 2 N/A
10 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.30 1 N/A
11 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 0.27 1 N/A
12 Argenx SE, Belgium 0.25 1 N/A
13 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 0.08 0.25 4 175.9%
14 TES Pharma S.r.l., Italy 0.21 1 N/A
15 ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies Aps, Denmark 0.19 1 N/A
16 UCB S.A., Belgium 0.18 1 N/A
17 BASF SE, Germany 0.15 3 N/A
18 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.54 0.15 1 -74.8%
19 Thales S.A., France 0.25 0.14 2 -47.7%
20 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 0.14 0.14 1 -6.8%
21 BenevolentAI Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
22 Bayer AG, Germany 0.11 2 N/A
23 Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
24 Keygene N.V., Netherlands 0.09 2 N/A
25 OMass Technologies Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 2 N/A
26 Theranyx Sarl, France 0.08 1 N/A
26 Aspinall Consultants Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
26 Deutsche Börse Group, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
27 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
28 Medtronic plc, Ireland 0.07 1 N/A
29 Earlham Institute (EI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.06 2 -56.0%
30 Sanofi, France 0.93 0.06 1 -93.8%
31 A/gent Consultancy B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
32 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
33 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 0.05 2 N/A
34 Apeiron Biologics AG, Austria 0.05 1 N/A
35 Fios Genomics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
36 Serco Group plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
36 Danfoss A/S, Denmark 0.05 1 N/A
36 E.P. Elettronica Progetti s.r.l., Italy 0.05 1 N/A
36 Vizzuality, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
37 Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
38 NEO New Oncology AG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
39 Genos Ltd., Croatia 0.04 1 N/A
40 YDEVS Consulting S.L., Spain 0.03 1 N/A
41 OrganOx Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
42 Lipotec Group, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
42 GlaxoSmithKline Harlow, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
43 French National Railway Company (SNCF), France 0.03 1 N/A
43 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
43 Ericsson, Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
43 Allianz SE, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
43 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
44 Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO), Portugal 0.06 0.03 1 -48.7%
45 Procter & Gamble (P&G) België, Belgium 0.03 1 N/A
45 Siemens AG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
46 Core Life Analytics BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
47 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.02 0.02 1 5.9%
48 Wessex Archaeology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
49 Wacker Chemie AG, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
49 XL-protein GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
50 KADUCEJ d.o.o., Croatia 0.02 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.