Top 20 science cities in Life Sciences

The top 20 science cities and metro areas (MA) in the life sciences, ordered by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also shown are each city’s total number of life science 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 (%)
1New York MAUnited States of America (USA)1,129.942,35713.3%
2Boston - Cambridge - NewtonUnited States of America (USA)986.992,02611.6%
3San Francisco - San JoseUnited States of America (USA)740.001,5588.7%
4Baltimore - WashingtonUnited States of America (USA)685.331,6978.0%
5London MAUnited Kingdom (UK)365.9398926.6%
6BeijingChina358.0376530.7%
7San Diego - CarlsbadUnited States of America (USA)334.947873.9%
8Paris MAFrance325.9080149.4%
9Los Angeles - Long Beach - AnaheimUnited States of America (USA)294.396773.5%
10Tokyo MAJapan278.4872040.7%
11Philadelphia MAUnited States of America (USA)272.196363.2%
12CambridgeUnited Kingdom (UK)270.8568019.7%
13Chicago - Naperville - ElginUnited States of America (USA)252.045833.0%
14Houston MAUnited States of America (USA)232.135672.7%
15ShanghaiChina223.9855919.2%
16OxfordUnited Kingdom (UK)175.6850412.8%
17Seattle - Tacoma - BellevueUnited States of America (USA)175.044712.1%
18MunichGermany168.4747714.0%
19St. LouisUnited States of America (USA)165.243481.9%
20Dallas - Fort WorthUnited States of America (USA)160.953131.9%