Top 25 institutions / Central & South America

Regional tables are ordered by change in WFC from 2012 to 2015. Also shown are WFCs for 2015, the total number of articles (AC), and the percentage change in WFC from 2012 to 2015.

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2015 Institution WFC 2015
1 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 23.52
2 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 38.93
3 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 46.70
4 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 49.12
5 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 7.98
6 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 7.99
7 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 9.00
8 National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico 6.61
9 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 10.11
10 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 8.65
11 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 3.87
12 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 6.72
13 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 4.99
14 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.11
15 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 5.34
16 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 2.45
17 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 2.65
18 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.52
19 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.33
20 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 3.83
21 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.77
22 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 5.69
23 University of Chile, Chile 17.37
24 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), Brazil 16.17
25 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 2.63

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.