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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 2.74 3.91 44 43.1%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 6.37 1.84 11 -71.0%
3 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 0.50 1.13 3 127.4%
4 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 0.66 0.74 4 12.4%
5 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 0.02 0.65 3 2,740.6%
6 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 0.62 4 N/A
7 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 0.63 0.55 5 -12.6%
8 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 0.20 0.49 10 148.5%
9 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 0.65 0.48 10 -24.7%
10 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 0.00 0.48 2 42,468.8%
11 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 0.03 0.47 6 1,620.9%
12 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 0.82 0.42 14 -48.9%
13 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 0.80 0.41 8 -48.9%
14 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.38 2 N/A
15 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 0.35 2 N/A
16 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 0.46 0.33 8 -26.6%
17 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.83 0.31 10 -63.1%
18 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.01 0.23 3 2,864.8%
19 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 0.25 0.19 3 -26.4%
20 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.08 0.17 2 117.8%
21 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 0.21 0.14 2 -30.4%
22 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 0.31 0.13 9 -59.5%
23 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.15 0.12 2 -21.2%
24 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.32 0.11 5 -64.1%
25 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.01 0.11 3 1,865.8%
26 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.02 0.11 3 419.1%
27 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 0.80 0.11 4 -86.6%
28 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 0.06 0.10 5 85.4%
29 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.16 0.09 2 -43.8%
30 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 0.17 0.08 4 -49.9%
31 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.08 0.08 1 8.9%
31 Sequentia Biotech SL, Spain 0.08 1 N/A
32 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.00 0.08 1 13,513.8%
33 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.05 0.08 2 72.8%
34 Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA), Spain 0.08 1 N/A
35 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 0.25 0.07 2 -70.7%
36 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.06 2 N/A
37 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.01 0.05 3 348.6%
38 Archaeological Museum of Catalonia (MAC), Spain 0.05 1 N/A
39 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 0.13 0.05 1 -59.9%
40 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 0.26 0.05 6 -80.9%
41 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.00 0.04 2 7,364.2%
42 University of Seville (US), Spain 0.03 0.04 1 50.5%
43 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
44 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.00 0.03 1 6,100.7%
44 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.00 0.03 1 6,100.7%
44 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.00 0.03 1 6,100.7%
44 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.00 0.03 1 6,100.7%
44 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.00 0.03 1 6,100.7%
45 Igenomix S.L., Spain 0.03 1 N/A
46 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.09 0.03 3 -63.5%
47 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
48 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.01 0.03 1 220.5%
49 Gran Telescopio de Canarias, S.A. (GRANTECAN), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
50 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.15 0.02 1 -83.5%
51 BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
52 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.07 0.02 1 -67.5%
53 isardSAT SL, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
54 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
55 Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain 0.00 0.02 1 772.0%
56 Prehistory Museum of Valencia, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
56 Servicio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Prehistóricas (SIAP), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
56 Cronos S.C. Arqueología y Patrimonio, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
56 Fundación Instituto de Investigación de Prehistoria y Evolución Humana (FIPEH), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
57 Saint Louis University (SLU Madrid), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
58 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.03 0.01 1 -44.3%
58 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
59 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 0.01 2 N/A
60 Hospital Costa del Sol, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
61 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
62 Fractal S.L.N.E., Spain 0.01 1 N/A
63 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.01 2 N/A
64 Ca n’Oliver Iberian Settlement and Museum, Spain 0.01 0.01 1 33.8%
64 Territorial Service of Culture and Tourism of León, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 Arqueovitis s.c.c.l., Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 Estrats Treballs D'Arqueologia S.l., Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 Museo Arqueológico Municipal “Vicent Casanova”, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 Instituto Alavés de Arqueología (IAA), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 Arqueología y Gestión S.L., Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 L’Esquerda Archaeological Museum, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 Museo Arqueológico y Etnológico de Granada, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
65 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
66 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
67 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
68 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
68 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
69 Optical Development, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
70 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
71 In Situ S.c.p., Spain 0.00 1 N/A
71 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
72 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
73 National Geographic Institute (IGN), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
74 Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
74 Spain Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare (MSCBS), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
74 Junta de Castilla y León, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
75 Research Centers of Catalonia (CERCA), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
76 Medichem S.A., Spain 0.00 1 N/A
76 Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Murcia Regional Health Council, Spain 0.00 0.00 1 -80.7%
77 Hospital del Mar, Spain 0.11 0.00 1 -99.2%
77 Menorca Department of Health (ASME), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Health Service of Murcia (SMS), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Catalan Department of Health (CatSalut), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Canarian Health Service, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Health Center San Agustín, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Nutrition Research Foundation, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Hospital Don Benito-Villanueva de la Serena, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
77 Centro de Salud Villanueva Norte, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
78 Donostia University Hospital, Spain 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.