South Africa

1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for South Africa published between 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
391 85.69

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject Count Share
Life Sciences 176 35.71
Earth & Environmental Sciences 92 22.28
Physical Sciences 137 25.41
Chemistry 45 11.58

1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

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Percentage of collaboration by Share

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Top 10 collaborators by Share

  • South Africa
  1. 24.70
    74.41
  2. 21.88
    36.68
  3. Germany (38.23)
    12.77
    25.46
  4. China (29.66)
    9.69
    19.97
  5. France (19.75)
    5.83
    13.92
  6. Australia (15.38)
    6.70
    8.68
  7. 6.51
    8.49
  8. Sweden (14.35)
    4.84
    9.51
  9. India (13.84)
    4.63
    9.22
  10. Italy (12.74)
    3.26
    9.49

Collaboration is determined by the combined fractional count (Share) of South Africa and the collaborating country.

Top 10 institutions from South Africa

Institution Count Share
1. University of Cape Town (UCT) 157 20.86
2. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University) 115 10.87
3. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) 57 9.68
4. University of Johannesburg (UJ) 83 6.63
5. Stellenbosch University (SU) 39 5.26
6. Durban University of Technology (DUT) 11 3.56
7. University of the Free State (UFS) 18 3.36
8. University of Pretoria (UP) 31 3.02
9. North-West University (NWU) 27 2.92
10. University of the Western Cape (UWC) 20 2.15

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