2021 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 2.92 4.79 50 58.9%
2 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.04 1.22 7 2,976.1%
3 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.33 1.04 6 208.1%
4 Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN), Argentina 0.68 3 N/A
5 National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA), Argentina 0.03 0.61 5 2,054.8%
6 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.35 0.57 8 57.1%
7 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.35 0.32 6 -10.2%
8 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.30 3 N/A
9 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.18 0.24 3 28.9%
10 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.01 0.22 4 2,706.2%
11 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.36 0.22 2 -41.3%
12 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.18 0.21 4 13.4%
13 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.19 2 N/A
14 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 0.33 0.16 2 -54.3%
15 Servicio de Hidrografía Naval (SHN), Argentina 0.15 2 N/A
16 Joint Technical Commission of Salto Grande, Argentina 0.14 1 N/A
17 National University of La Pampa (UNLPAM), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
18 Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas (CIC), Argentina 0.11 1 N/A
19 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.25 0.11 2 -58.8%
20 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.06 0.09 2 38.1%
21 Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA), Argentina 0.09 2 N/A
22 Argentina Ministry of Defense (MINDEF), Argentina 0.08 1 N/A
23 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.00 0.06 2 5,220.6%
24 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.06 1 N/A
24 Faculty of Engineering and Water Sciences, UNL, Argentina 0.06 1 N/A
25 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.50 0.05 1 -91.2%
26 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.04 0.03 2 -20.7%
27 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.01 0.03 2 310.4%
28 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.08 0.03 1 -67.8%
28 Institute of Scientific and Technical Research for Defense (CITEDEF), Argentina 0.03 1 N/A
28 Institute of Scientific and Technological Research of the Armed Forces (CITEFA), Argentina 0.03 1 N/A
28 Government of Mendoza, Argentina 0.03 1 N/A
29 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.11 0.01 1 -87.9%
30 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 0.01 0.01 1 13.6%

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.