2020 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - 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 São Paulo (USP), Brazil 19.65 15.72 130 -21.2%
2 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 10.09 10.13 39 -1.1%
3 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 12.18 9.53 108 -23.0%
4 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 9.81 8.73 15 -12.4%
5 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 11.73 8.64 103 -27.4%
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 9.14 5.78 80 -37.7%
7 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 1.01 4.88 16 376.2%
8 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.94 4.72 63 140.0%
9 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 2.78 4.17 6 47.5%
10 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.22 3.58 8 9.5%
11 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 6.46 3.47 103 -47.0%
12 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 2.47 3.28 6 30.9%
13 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 1.92 3.11 10 59.0%
14 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 3.19 3.04 6 -6.1%
15 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 4.47 2.82 8 -37.9%
16 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.13 2.75 4 -13.3%
17 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 4.39 2.60 5 -41.6%
18 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.00 2.42 41 139.2%
19 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 2.95 2.37 71 -20.9%
20 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 4.70 2.21 5 -53.7%
21 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 3.67 2.06 7 -44.7%
22 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 2.85 2.03 5 -29.9%
23 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 3.72 1.94 61 -48.6%
24 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 2.26 1.92 6 -16.6%
25 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 1.49 1.56 3 2.9%
26 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 1.54 4 507.5%
27 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.61 1.31 3 110.5%
28 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.01 1.00 1 -2.0%
29 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.70 0.98 4 38.4%
30 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.91 3 N/A
31 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.50 0.87 2 70.8%
32 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.88 0.83 2 -6.3%
33 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.20 0.70 2 244.8%
34 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.00 0.67 1 -34.5%
35 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.21 0.61 2 183.3%
36 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.79 0.60 1 -25.3%
37 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.25 0.58 2 129.9%
37 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.25 0.58 2 129.9%
38 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.58 0.58 4 -63.7%
39 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.02 0.54 4 2,244.8%
40 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.12 0.35 4 192.9%
41 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.34 1 N/A
42 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.17 0.33 1 97.0%
42 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 1.05 0.33 1 -68.6%
42 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
43 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.49 0.33 4 -78.2%
44 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.29 2 N/A
44 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 1.37 0.29 2 -79.0%
45 Southwest Bahia State University (UESB), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
45 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
46 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.33 0.20 1 -40.9%
47 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.33 0.17 1 -50.7%
48 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.30 0.15 1 -50.3%
49 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.13 0.14 1 12.6%
49 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
50 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 1.50 0.12 2 -92.3%
51 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.43 0.09 1 -80.0%
52 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 2.92 0.03 1 -99.0%
53 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.10 0.03 52 -72.5%
54 State University of West Paraná (UNIOESTE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
55 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
55 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
56 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.22 0.01 14 -96.3%
57 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.00 8 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.