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 Toronto (U of T), Canada 91.33 103.33 185 12.9%
2 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 46.03 38.34 80 -16.9%
3 McGill University, Canada 37.76 33.67 87 -11.0%
4 University of Waterloo, Canada 32.87 30.12 59 -8.6%
5 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 29.82 29.09 65 -2.7%
6 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 25.24 21.16 46 -16.3%
7 McMaster University, Canada 20.03 18.49 38 -7.9%
8 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 16.17 16.90 59 4.3%
9 Queen's University, Canada 11.63 15.01 37 28.8%
10 Western University (UWO), Canada 13.71 14.43 32 5.0%
11 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 9.36 11.24 29 19.9%
12 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 16.86 10.83 36 -35.9%
13 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 8.37 9.06 38 8.0%
14 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 5.04 8.17 20 61.9%
15 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 7.83 6.82 34 -13.1%
16 Concordia University, Canada 4.37 6.08 27 38.8%
17 York University, Canada 5.49 5.79 21 5.3%
18 Dalhousie University, Canada 8.21 5.02 14 -38.9%
19 University of Manitoba, Canada 5.40 4.92 20 -9.2%
20 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 3.01 3.78 26 25.1%
21 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 3.50 3.71 19 5.5%
22 University of Lethbridge, Canada 4.00 3.48 6 -13.1%
23 Brock University, Canada 3.67 3.46 10 -6.0%
24 Laval University (UL), Canada 6.98 3.32 24 -52.5%
25 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 7.45 2.61 6 -65.0%
26 Carleton University, Canada 0.22 2.20 16 878.4%
27 University of Guelph, Canada 4.87 1.86 15 -61.9%
28 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 3.52 1.82 9 -48.4%
29 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 1.94 1.39 19 -28.4%
30 Ryerson University, Canada 1.38 2 N/A
31 Lakehead University, Canada 0.21 1.31 4 514.1%
32 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.65 1.10 7 67.8%
33 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 2.85 1.04 3 -63.5%
34 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), U of A, Canada 1.00 1 N/A
35 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.13 0.61 4 389.7%
36 Acadia University, Canada 0.97 0.60 3 -38.9%
37 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 0.73 0.53 1 -27.4%
38 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 0.58 0.48 4 -16.5%
39 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.02 0.44 8 2,011.3%
40 Vancouver Island University (VIU), Canada 0.23 0.42 1 84.8%
41 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.37 0.41 2 11.8%
42 Trinity Western University (TWU), Canada 0.25 1 N/A
43 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.39 0.14 1 -63.3%
44 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
45 St. George's School, Canada 0.08 1 N/A
46 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.24 0.06 2 -75.8%
47 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.05 1 N/A
48 Cégep de Thetford, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
48 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.03 1 N/A
48 Cégep Garneau, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
48 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.03 1 N/A
49 Trent University, Canada 0.80 0.03 1 -96.3%
50 Sheridan College, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
51 Laurentian University, Canada 0.47 0.02 1 -95.6%

Footnote

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  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.
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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.