2020 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 8.23 8.10 15 -4.8%
2 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 6.85 7.41 20 4.6%
3 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 10.21 6.46 17 -38.8%
4 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 1.69 6.15 11 252.1%
5 Shiraz University, Iran 8.58 5.23 10 -41.0%
6 University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Iran 1.68 3.88 5 123.8%
7 Shahrood University of Technology, Iran 2.58 3.68 8 37.9%
8 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 2.98 3.56 45 15.6%
9 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 6.63 3.32 14 -51.7%
10 Kharazmi University, Iran 0.50 3.02 6 483.6%
11 Damghan University, Iran 1.58 2.98 6 82.1%
12 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.68 2.90 6 316.2%
13 Semnan University, Iran 1.07 2.16 5 95.9%
14 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 0.25 1.75 3 577.1%
15 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 2.81 1.70 7 -41.3%
16 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.10 1.67 11 1,585.4%
17 University of Guilan (GU), Iran 0.21 1.67 4 667.2%
18 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 3.74 1.64 38 -57.6%
19 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 4.20 1.33 2 -69.3%
20 Arak University, Iran 1.96 1.10 3 -45.7%
21 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran 1.07 2 N/A
22 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 1.10 1.06 4 -6.6%
23 University of Ayatollah Ozma Borujerdi, Iran 1.00 1.00 2 -3.3%
23 Urmia University of Technology (UUT), Iran 1.00 1 N/A
24 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 0.70 0.98 4 35.3%
25 University of Kurdistan, Iran 3.21 0.94 2 -71.7%
26 Yazd University, Iran 0.01 0.91 4 9,236.2%
27 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.58 0.78 2 28.5%
28 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.17 0.73 3 325.6%
29 Lorestan University, Iran 1.57 0.73 4 -54.9%
30 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 3.83 0.70 2 -82.3%
30 University of Birjand, Iran 0.70 2 N/A
31 University of Kashan, Iran 2.87 0.67 2 -77.2%
32 University of Zanjan, Iran 1.49 0.67 1 -56.7%
33 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.41 0.61 5 43.0%
34 Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran 0.46 0.58 1 23.1%
35 Buein Zahra Technical University (BZTE), Iran 0.50 1 N/A
36 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.02 0.39 6 1,836.8%
37 University of Tabriz, Iran 1.50 0.35 2 -77.4%
38 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.13 0.27 4 109.0%
39 Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran 0.27 5 N/A
40 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.03 0.24 6 839.0%
41 Bushehr University of Medical Sciences (BPUMS), Iran 0.24 4 N/A
42 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.10 0.19 6 84.5%
43 Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS), Iran 0.02 0.18 2 822.2%
44 Payame Noor University (PNU), Iran 0.25 0.17 1 -35.5%
44 Shahed University, Iran 0.17 1 N/A
45 Alzahra University, Iran 0.50 0.15 1 -71.0%
46 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.75 0.14 3 -81.8%
47 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.06 0.13 8 126.2%
48 Arak University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.12 3 N/A
49 Mazandaran University of Science and Technology (MUST), Iran 0.33 0.10 1 -71.0%
50 Malek-Ashtar University of Technology, Iran 0.08 1 N/A
51 Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS), Iran 0.27 0.08 4 -72.2%
52 Khatam University, Iran 0.07 2 N/A
53 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 1.24 0.07 2 -94.6%
54 Semnan University of Medical Sciences (SEMUMS), Iran 0.07 1 N/A
55 Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (ZUMS), Iran 0.05 2 N/A
56 Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.05 1 N/A
57 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Iran 0.28 0.04 1 -85.9%
58 Qazvin University of Medical Sciences (QUMS), Iran 0.04 3 N/A
58 Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU), Iran 0.04 3 N/A
59 University of Zabol (UOZ), Iran 0.03 1 N/A
60 Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.09 0.02 2 -74.6%
61 Bam University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.02 1 N/A
62 Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (MazUMS), Iran 0.02 2 N/A
63 Razi University, Iran 0.88 0.01 1 -98.4%
64 Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 2 N/A
64 Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 2 N/A
65 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.01 0.01 1 9.0%
66 Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 1 N/A
67 Alborz University of Medical Sciences (ABZUMS), Iran 0.01 3 N/A
68 Lorestan University of Medical Sciences (LUMS), Iran 0.01 1 N/A
69 Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 1 N/A
69 Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 1 N/A
70 Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 2 N/A
70 Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences (RUMS), Iran 0.00 2 N/A
70 Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 2 N/A
71 Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (BMSU), Iran 0.00 2 N/A
72 Dezful University of Medical Sciences (DUMS), Iran 0.00 2 N/A
73 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BNUT), Iran 0.56 0.00 1 -99.7%
73 Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
73 Abadan School of Medical Sciences (AUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
73 Shahroud University of Medical Sciences (SHMU), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
73 Saveh University of Medical Sciences (SAVEHUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
73 Urmia University of Medical Science (UMSU), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
73 Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 1 N/A
74 Birjand University of Medical Sciences (BUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
75 University of Maragheh, Iran 0.23 0.00 1 -99.6%
75 Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (ZAUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A

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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.