2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 54.32 50.94 156 -6.4%
2 Monash University, Australia 45.28 42.79 124 -5.7%
3 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 31.50 34.13 111 8.1%
4 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 24.27 32.58 90 34.0%
5 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 24.81 27.47 84 10.5%
6 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 36.95 23.37 64 -36.9%
7 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 22.93 19.74 72 -14.1%
8 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 18.91 19.18 46 1.2%
9 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 6.72 17.23 44 155.7%
10 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 16.13 16.98 51 5.0%
11 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 9.74 13.78 57 41.2%
12 Griffith University, Australia 9.10 9.30 28 2.0%
13 Deakin University, Australia 7.83 7.90 31 0.7%
14 Macquarie University, Australia 7.08 7.61 29 7.2%
15 Curtin University, Australia 10.27 6.36 23 -38.2%
16 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 12.71 5.16 31 -59.5%
17 La Trobe University, Australia 6.58 4.97 25 -24.6%
18 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 2.51 4.03 25 60.4%
19 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 4.34 3.87 13 -10.9%
20 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 3.04 2.45 15 -19.5%
21 Flinders University, Australia 1.50 1.83 5 21.4%
22 Western Sydney University, Australia 0.78 1.55 12 97.2%
23 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 3.60 1.26 8 -65.1%
24 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.81 1.02 4 24.9%
25 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 0.32 0.89 4 178.6%
26 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.67 0.71 3 6.4%
27 Murdoch University, Australia 0.10 0.68 4 600.5%
28 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.78 0.62 4 -20.5%
29 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.20 2 N/A
30 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.08 2 N/A
31 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.94 0.05 1 -95.2%

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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

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.