Top 20 science cities in Chemistry

The top 20 science cities and metro areas (MA) in chemistry, ordered by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also shown are each city’s total number of chemistry articles (AC) in 2017 and the city’s share of the country or region’s FC in the subject.

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RankCity / Metropolitan AreaCountry / RegionFC 2017AC 2017Share of
country/region
FC (%)
1BeijingChina920.971,69018.5%
2ShanghaiChina585.791,02511.8%
3Tokyo MAJapan467.6687033.7%
4San Francisco - San JoseUnited States of America (USA)465.288138.5%
5New York MAUnited States of America (USA)413.797447.6%
6Boston - Cambridge - NewtonUnited States of America (USA)400.416567.3%
7Kyoto - Osaka - Kobe (Keihanshin)Japan378.5161127.3%
8NanjingChina343.165896.9%
9Seoul MASouth Korea322.5953252.7%
10Chicago - Naperville - ElginUnited States of America (USA)299.425835.5%
11SingaporeSingapore280.31458100%*
12WuhanChina235.144094.7%
13GuangzhouChina222.933734.5%
14Paris MAFrance222.3747732.7%
15Baltimore - WashingtonUnited States of America (USA)221.174714.1%
16ChangchunChina203.293444.1%
17Los Angeles - Long Beach - AnaheimUnited States of America (USA)203.273763.7%
18HefeiChina199.223604.0%
19TianjinChina198.684364.0%
20Berlin MAGermany186.7837111.2%

* Singapore is a city-state.