2020 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 17.87 11.97 56 -33.4%
2 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 3.80 1.73 12 -54.7%
3 National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico 0.85 1.10 14 28.5%
4 Autonomous University of Morelos, Mexico 0.88 3 N/A
5 Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico 0.02 0.69 2 2,842.9%
6 National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico 0.13 0.67 3 400.0%
7 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 0.77 0.62 11 -20.5%
8 Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico 0.54 2 N/A
9 National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN), Mexico 0.03 0.39 8 1,028.0%
10 Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Mexico 0.26 3 N/A
11 University of Guadalajara (UDG), Mexico 0.02 0.25 3 1,167.1%
12 Colegio de Saberes, Mexico 0.25 1 N/A
13 National Institute of Cardiology (INC), Mexico 0.05 0.22 1 341.9%
14 National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP), Mexico 0.15 0.20 7 32.1%
15 Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Mexico 0.10 0.16 5 64.8%
16 El Colegio Nacional, Mexico 0.15 2 N/A
17 Mexico Secretariat of Health, Mexico 0.15 0.15 6 -3.4%
18 National Institute of Respiratory Diseases-Mexico (INER), Mexico 0.09 0.14 2 62.6%
19 Universidad del Caribe, Mexico 0.14 1 N/A
19 Fondo Monarca, Mexico 0.14 1 N/A
20 National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), Mexico 0.06 0.11 2 74.6%
21 Centro de Estudios en Diabetes A.C., Mexico 0.10 3 N/A
22 Comisión Coordinadora de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud y Hospitales de Alta Especialidad, Mexico 0.09 1 N/A
22 State's Employees Social Security and Social Services Institute (ISSSTE), Mexico 0.09 1 N/A
22 Centro Regional de Alta Especialidad Chiapas (CRAE), Mexico 0.09 1 N/A
23 Fundación DEBRA México, Mexico 0.08 1 N/A
24 Chapingo Autonomous University (UACh), Mexico 0.08 2 N/A
25 University of Sonora (UNISON), Mexico 0.07 1 N/A
26 Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Mexico 0.75 0.06 2 -91.4%
27 Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Mexico 0.06 1 N/A
27 Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (UAGro), Mexico 0.06 1 N/A
28 Hospital Zambrano Hellion, Mexico 0.05 1 N/A
29 University of Colima (UCOL), Mexico 0.04 1 N/A
29 Hospital Juárez de México, Mexico 0.04 1 N/A
30 Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Mexico 0.37 0.04 1 -89.6%
31 Hospital General Dr. Rubén Leñero, Mexico 0.03 1 N/A
32 Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT), Mexico 0.03 1 N/A
33 Abiztar Learning Technologies, S.C., Mexico 0.03 1 N/A
34 Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), Mexico 0.50 0.03 2 -94.2%
35 University of Guanajuato (UG), Mexico 0.02 1 N/A
36 Grupo Médico Carracci, Mexico 0.00 0.01 2 436.7%
37 Autonomous University of Mexico State (UAEM), Mexico 0.01 1 N/A
37 Veterinary Clinic Sr. Dog's, Mexico 0.01 1 N/A
38 National Technology of Mexico (TecNM), Mexico 0.01 1 N/A
39 Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico 0.02 0.01 3 -63.9%
40 Pelagios-Kakunjá, Mexico 0.01 1 N/A
41 Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (UJED), Mexico 0.00 1 N/A
42 Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), Mexico 0.00 2 N/A
43 National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz (INPRFM), Mexico 0.00 0.00 1 81.1%

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.