2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 2.91 3.23 22 11.4%
2 Monash University, Australia 3.77 3.22 24 -14.3%
3 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 2.34 2.64 22 13.4%
4 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 1.07 2.37 12 122.6%
5 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 1.56 2.31 22 48.0%
6 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 5.04 1.65 15 -67.2%
7 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 2.39 1.27 8 -46.8%
8 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 0.50 1.24 9 151.4%
9 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 1.38 1.21 17 -11.6%
10 Griffith University, Australia 0.66 1.19 11 80.0%
11 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 1.30 0.91 21 -29.9%
12 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 0.71 6 N/A
13 Macquarie University, Australia 0.13 0.68 10 430.8%
14 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 0.76 0.64 4 -14.4%
15 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.64 2 N/A
16 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.73 0.63 2 -13.4%
17 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.25 0.55 2 117.5%
18 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 0.17 0.52 4 208.6%
19 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 1.72 0.49 7 -71.6%
20 Curtin University, Australia 0.29 0.33 9 11.2%
21 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.15 0.33 1 117.6%
22 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.18 0.30 3 63.4%
23 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.01 0.25 5 3,176.8%
24 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.13 0.24 4 82.1%
25 Flinders University, Australia 0.86 0.24 7 -72.5%
26 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 1.17 0.20 5 -82.8%
27 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 0.17 0.19 2 16.7%
28 Deakin University, Australia 0.01 0.18 5 2,206.5%
29 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 0.26 0.15 10 -40.9%
30 Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx), Australia 0.05 0.15 1 211.5%
31 Melbourne Health, Australia 0.18 0.15 2 -19.5%
32 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.09 4 N/A
33 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 0.01 0.07 4 685.5%
34 La Trobe University, Australia 0.11 0.07 8 -37.8%
35 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 0.11 0.07 1 -39.5%
36 Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
37 BioQuest Studios, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
38 Vets Beyond Borders, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
39 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 0.10 0.04 3 -58.8%
40 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
41 Western Sydney University, Australia 0.34 0.04 5 -88.9%
42 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 0.20 0.04 2 -82.5%
43 Scientia Clinical Research, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
44 Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC), Australia 0.03 1 N/A
45 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.11 0.02 1 -77.2%
46 Alfred Health, Australia 0.02 2 N/A
47 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 0.12 0.02 2 -85.4%
48 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.00 0.02 1 658.7%
48 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
49 SA Health, Australia 0.07 0.01 1 -79.1%
50 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
51 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
51 Centre for Vascular Research (CVR), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
52 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
53 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.02 0.01 1 -53.7%
54 Bond University, Australia 0.00 0.01 1 1,322.7%
55 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.14 0.01 2 -94.7%
56 Queensland Herbarium, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
57 Pepperell Research and Consulting Pty Ltd., Australia 0.01 1 N/A
58 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
59 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
60 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.01 2 N/A
61 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.07 0.01 1 -92.1%
62 Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
63 Murdoch University, Australia 0.01 0.00 2 -54.1%
64 The Minderoo Foundation Pty Ltd., Australia 0.00 1 N/A
65 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 0.01 0.00 1 -75.1%
66 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 0.02 0.00 2 -86.8%
67 Queensland Health, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 National Heart Foundation of Australia, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
69 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.14 0.00 1 -98.8%
69 Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
70 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 0.05 0.00 1 -97.0%
71 Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Victoria Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 University of Canberra, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
73 The George Institute for Global Health (TGI), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
73 St John of God Health Care (SJGHC), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
73 NSW Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
74 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.02 0.00 1 -96.1%
74 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
74 Fred Hollows Foundation, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
75 Queensland Department of Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
75 Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
75 Director of National Parks (DNP), Australia 0.00 1 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.