2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 0.25 0.37 4 49.0%
2 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.02 0.25 5 1,141.0%
3 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 0.34 0.25 8 -26.4%
4 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.00 0.21 4 5,846.5%
5 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
6 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
7 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.01 0.07 3 733.4%
8 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.05 2 N/A
9 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 0.04 1 -3.7%
10 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
11 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
12 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
13 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
14 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 0.03 1 47.9%
15 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
16 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
17 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
18 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
18 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
19 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
20 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
21 Positive University, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
22 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
23 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 0.01 2 N/A
24 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.00 2 N/A
24 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.00 2 N/A
24 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.00 2 N/A
25 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
25 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
25 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
26 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.06 0.00 1 -92.4%
27 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.01 0.00 1 -75.8%
27 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
28 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
29 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.01 0.00 1 -71.9%
29 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
30 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
31 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
31 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
31 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
31 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
32 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.30 0.00 1 -99.8%

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.
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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.