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On Thursday 21 April 2016 Nature Publishing Group released the Nature Index Tables for 2015.

The Nature Index database tracks the author affiliations of 60,000 high-quality scientific articles each year.

We have helped write and promote the index since 2011.

Naturejobs celebrates Melbourne

The extraordinary diversity of scientific research and collaboration found in Melbourne is celebrated in a Naturejobs supplement which publishes alongside Nature today. It includes an interactive map – based on data from the Nature Index – that reveals the extensive local, national and international links that make the city Australia’s life science capital, and number three in the world for biomedical research after Boston and London. “Our map shows Melbourne’s top 44 research institutions and charts the links between them,” says David Swinbanks, the founder of the Nature Index, the high-quality research publications database behind the map. “It allows users to dive in, explore the networks, and see the impact of each institution’s research.”

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Melbourne and Sydney lead as hotspots for innovation in Australia

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According to the Nature Index, Melbourne was Australia’s leading city in terms of high-quality science output in 2015, followed by Sydney. The index also shows that Brisbane saw the fastest growth in output between 2012 and 2015, and is home to the highest-placed institution in Australia, The University of Queensland (UQ), which made the largest contribution by share of authorship to high-quality papers than any other institution last year. Overall, Australia’s high-quality research output has grown considerably, up by 10% in just three years, placing it 12th in the index’s global standings.

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Australia is number 12 in high quality global research in Nature Index

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Group of Eight jostle for high-quality scientific research leadership in Australia

Australia is placed 12th globally for its contribution to high-quality scientific research papers, according to the Nature Index Tables released together today.

Australia is just ahead of India and three places behind South Korea. The US leads the index, followed by China, Germany, the UK and Japan.

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Movers and shakers in the world of high-quality scientific research

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The US is the world’s largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, followed by China and Germany, according to the Nature Index 2016 Tables. Of the top ten countries in the Nature Index, only China has shown double-digit compound annual growth between 2012 and 2015 with some of its universities growing their contribution to the index as fast as 25% annually. US contributions have declined 2.8% in the same period from a very high base.

The Nature Index Tables, which show Nature Index calendar year outputs for the last four years, are released together today for the first time. The Nature Index is built on a country or institution’s contribution to about 60,000 high-quality papers each year, and counts both the total number of papers and the relative contribution to each paper. (See notes for editors for full definitions of measures.)

Harvard University, US, has the highest 2015 contribution of any university in the world. Stanford University (second), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (fourth), University of California, Berkeley (seventh), University of California, San Diego (ninth) and University of Michigan (tenth) — all from the US — occupy top ten positions. The University of Tokyo, Japan, is placed third, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, UK, are fifth and sixth, respectively, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, is placed eighth.

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University of Otago is New Zealand’s top high quality research contributor in the Nature Index

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Otago at 303 in global index of thousands of universities, ahead of Auckland at 386

New Zealand is 30th globally for its contribution to high-quality scientific research papers, according to the Nature Index Tables released together today. That puts it just behind Ireland, but ahead of Saudi Arabia, Chile, and Argentina.

The US remains the world’s largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, followed by China and Germany, according to the Nature Index 2016 Tables. Australia is 12th.

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s leading research university in the index, placed 303 in the world ahead of the University of Auckland at 386.

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Singapore: a regional research power in Nature Index

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NTU at 32 in global index of universities with NUS at 40 

Singapore is 17th globally for its contribution to high-quality scientific research papers, according to the 2016 Nature Index Tables released together today. That puts it behind Australia (in 12th place) but in front of Taiwan (18) and Russia (19).

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) appears as Singapore’s leading research university in the index, placed 32 in the world among universities ahead of National University of Singapore (NUS) at 40. Both are well in front of Seoul National University and of Australia’s top universities.

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Nature Publishing Index 2013 Asia-Pacific: who’s top in Asia-Pacific science?

NPI front cover captureOn Thursday 27 March 2014 (AEDT) Nature Publishing Group releases the Nature Publishing Index 2013 Asia-Pacific as a supplement to Nature. The Index measures the output of research articles from nations and institutes in terms of publications in the 18 Nature-branded primary research journals in 2013.

Here are links to the overview media release and the releases for Japan, China, Australia, South Korea and Singapore.

The supplement is available to download at http://www.natureasia.com/en/publishing-index/asia-pacific/supplement2013

Or click on the image on the image (it’s a 9MB file).

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China and Japan battle for science lead in dynamic Asia-Pacific region

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Thursday 27 March 2014

China and Japan continue to battle for the Asia-Pacific science crown as the region also boosts its contribution to global science, according to the Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2013 Asia Pacific published today as a supplement to Nature.

Researchers from the Asia-Pacific contributed 31% (1,371) of papers in the 18 Nature-branded research journals in 2013, up from 28% (1,009) in 2012. Supplement editors say ‘the region will continue to be an engine of growth for quality research output for years to come.’

Last year, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) took the lead for the first time in NPI Asia-Pacific institutional rankings, knocking the traditional leader, the University of Tokyo, off its perch. China accomplished much in 2013, leading the region in chemistry. [click to continue…]

Australia performs strongly in earth and environmental sciences

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Thursday 27 March 2014

Australia retains third place in a dynamic Asia-Pacific region, with its greatest strengths still in earth and environmental sciences, according to the Nature Publishing Index 2013 Asia-Pacific released today as a supplement to Nature.

The country improved its NPI score by almost every measure, with the second highest level of international collaboration in the region. Its contribution to Nature journals grew by more than 50% in 2013.

In the life sciences, Australia ranks third in the NPI Asia-Pacific behind China and Japan. However, it is persistently strong in immunology. Four of the top five regional institutions contributing to Nature Immunology were Australian.

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Japan remains the major scientific power in Asia-Pacific

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Thursday 27 March 2014

Japan remains the major scientific power in Asia-Pacific, despite China nipping at its heels – according to the Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2013 Asia-Pacific published today as a supplement to Nature.

Japan, which is overcoming the impacts of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, with the help of a US$1.8 billion science stimulus package, continues to lead the Asia-Pacific NPI in physics, life sciences and earth and environmental sciences. [click to continue…]

China’s star ascendant as Academy tops Asia-Pacific rankings

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Thursday 27 March 2014

China is on track to become the dominant scientific power in Asia-Pacific, according to the editors of the Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2013 Asia-Pacific published today as a supplement to Nature.

Supplement editors predict China is ‘on pace to take over as the top Asia-Pacific contributor to the NPI in the next two or three years’. The country has accomplished much in 2013, with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) knocking the University of Tokyo off the top of the NPI institutional rankings for the first time. Chinese scientists also lead the way in publishing more papers in Nature journals than Japan or any other Asia-Pacific nation. It is also the regional leader in Chemistry.

Despite Chinese growth, Japan still leads the region when the publication figures are corrected for authors’ affiliations. However, China is narrowing the gap and at this rate could potentially overtake Japan in 2014. [click to continue…]

South Korea regains scientific impetus

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Thursday 27 March 2014

South Korea ranks fourth for scientific research output in the region, according to the Nature Publishing Index 2013 Asia-Pacific released today.

In 2013, the nation significantly increased its NPI output following a slight drop in 2012.

Named a possible ‘one to watch’ by the supplement editors, with high levels of investment in science and technology announced by both government and private enterprise, its NPI output is growing faster than China’s. [click to continue…]

Singapore’s scientific output continues to grow

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Thursday 27 March 2014

Singapore holds its own among its bigger Asia-Pacific neighbours, ranking fifth for scientific research output according to the Nature Publishing Index 2013 Asia-Pacific released today.

The country’s multi-billion dollar research and development investment programme has been steadily growing over the past decade and its NPI output almost doubled in 2013.

Singapore’s three significant research institutions all rank in the Asia-Pacific top 20. The National University of Singapore (NUS), sixth in the Asia-Pacific, outperformed the top institutions from higher-ranked nations, Australia and South Korea. [click to continue…]

A changing of the guard as China rises

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Thursday 21 March 2013

Japan continues to lead the Asia-Pacific in research output. But it could be overtaken by China in the coming years. The top institution in the region in 2012 was The University of Tokyo, but it will almost certainly lose its crown to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2013. Indeed on a rolling 12-month window to mid-March, the CAS has a substantial lead.

These are the lead conclusions of the 2012 Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2012 Asia-Pacific, published today in Nature. [click to continue…]

Australia tops environmental and earth sciences

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Thursday 21 March 2013

Australia ranks third in the Asia-Pacific for overall research, and top in earth and environmental sciences, according to the Nature Publishing Index 2012 Asia-Pacific released today.

The University of Melbourne cemented top spot in Australia and also improved its regional ranking to sixth across the Asia-Pacific. The Australian National University (ANU) took second place nationally, rising above the University of Queensland, which dropped to third with a slightly decreased output. [click to continue…]

Todai on track to lost top spot to Chinese Academy of Sciences in Asia-Pacific research rank

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Thursday 21 March 2013

Japan continues to lead the Asia-Pacific in research output. But it could be overtaken by China in the coming years. The top institution in the region in 2012 was The University of Tokyo, but it will almost certainly lose its crown to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2013. Indeed on a month by month basis the CAS is already in front.

These are the lead conclusions of the Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2012 Asia-Pacific supplement published today in Nature. [click to continue…]

Chinese Academy of Sciences on track for top Asia-Pacific rank

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Thursday 21 March 2013

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) just failed to overtake The University of Tokyo as Asia-Pacific’s top research institution in 2012. But it will almost certainly achieve top rank in 2013.  Indeed, on a rolling 12-month window to mid-March, the CAS has a substantial lead, and its rise is typical of China’s impressive research output growth. [click to continue…]