2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 97.88 91.33 152 -13.0%
2 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 36.50 46.03 82 17.6%
3 McGill University, Canada 36.80 37.76 96 -4.4%
4 University of Waterloo, Canada 28.42 32.87 74 7.8%
5 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 29.94 29.82 65 -7.2%
6 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 26.33 25.24 55 -10.7%
7 McMaster University, Canada 19.84 20.03 41 -5.9%
8 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 15.31 16.86 35 2.6%
9 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 17.65 16.17 55 -14.6%
10 Western University (UWO), Canada 23.27 13.71 30 -45.1%
11 Queen's University, Canada 18.49 11.63 27 -41.4%
12 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 12.79 9.36 17 -31.8%
13 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 11.36 8.37 28 -31.3%
14 Dalhousie University, Canada 4.38 8.21 22 74.6%
15 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 9.06 7.83 38 -19.5%
16 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 2.97 7.45 9 134.0%
17 Laval University (UL), Canada 10.84 6.98 31 -40.0%
18 York University, Canada 3.95 5.49 12 29.3%
19 University of Manitoba, Canada 3.03 5.40 16 66.5%
20 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 6.35 5.04 17 -26.1%
21 University of Guelph, Canada 1.38 4.87 14 228.9%
22 Concordia University, Canada 4.68 4.37 28 -12.9%
23 University of Lethbridge, Canada 0.17 4.00 4 2,137.0%
24 Brock University, Canada 4.36 3.67 13 -21.5%
25 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 3.71 3.52 13 -11.6%
26 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 5.05 3.50 16 -35.3%
27 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 4.49 3.01 25 -37.4%
28 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 2.85 6 N/A
29 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 2.38 1.94 22 -23.9%
30 Acadia University, Canada 0.96 0.97 2 -5.5%
31 University of Regina, Canada 0.93 4 N/A
32 Trent University, Canada 0.80 1 N/A
33 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 2.00 0.73 1 -65.8%
34 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.49 0.65 6 23.9%
35 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 0.37 0.58 3 46.7%
36 Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada 0.50 1 N/A
37 Laurentian University, Canada 0.47 3 N/A
38 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.39 1 N/A
39 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.13 0.37 2 173.4%
40 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.18 0.24 4 21.2%
41 Vancouver Island University (VIU), Canada 0.56 0.23 1 -62.7%
42 Carleton University, Canada 1.28 0.22 3 -83.6%
43 Lakehead University, Canada 0.10 0.21 2 97.7%
44 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 1.33 0.13 1 -91.3%
45 University of the Fraser Valley, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
46 Holy Heart of Mary High School, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
46 St. Kevin's High School, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
47 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.32 0.02 1 -94.0%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
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The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.