2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry - corporate

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 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 17.28 11.98 54 -30.8%
2 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 5.84 9.00 31 53.7%
3 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.76 1.61 11 109.8%
4 Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom (UK) 1.00 1 N/A
5 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 0.82 4 226.9%
6 Vapourtec Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 0.62 2 24.2%
6 Waters Corporation, United Kingdom (UK) 1.16 0.62 2 -46.6%
7 Infineum International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.60 1 N/A
8 Horizon Discovery Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.44 1 N/A
9 T4i Engineering Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.43 1 N/A
10 Scott Bader Company Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.73 0.40 1 -45.6%
11 ATDBio Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.40 2 N/A
12 Prozomix Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 1 N/A
13 Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.35 2 N/A
14 MaterialX Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
14 BioExtractions (Wales) Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
14 Mission Therapeutics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
14 Chemtank Ltd, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
15 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 0.25 1 249.3%
15 Almac Group, United Kingdom (UK) 0.44 0.25 1 -43.0%
15 Carbometrics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
16 Invicro, LLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.24 1 N/A
17 Quantum Motion Technology, United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1 N/A
17 Sphere Fluidics Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1 N/A
18 NCIMB Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
18 Sepsolve Analytical Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
19 DestiNA Genomics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.64 0.19 1 -69.8%
20 Optibrium, Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
20 Luxfer MEL Technologies, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
21 Oxford Instruments, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.14 1 -28.7%
21 Drochaid Research Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
22 Finden Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.14 1 -57.6%
23 INOVYN Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
23 Croda International Plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
24 Albumedix Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
25 LabGenius, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
25 MOF Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
26 Annwvyn Solutions, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
27 WS Atkins plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
28 Archaeovision UK Services Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
29 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
30 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.59 0.05 1 -97.1%
31 Motac Neuroscience Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1 N/A
32 Nanolayers Research Computing Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
32 Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
33 Cambridge Econometrics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
34 Telespazio Vega U.K. Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
35 SomaNautix Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
36 Excellerate Bioscience Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A

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.