Nature Publishing Index 2012 Asia-Pacific

Nature Publishing Index 2012 Asia-Pacific

Embargo: 18.00 London Time (GMT) Wednesday 20 March / 03.00 Japanese Standard Time Thursday 22 March / 05.00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time Thursday 21 March 2013

The Nature Publishing Index 2012 Asia-Pacific provides a unique insight into the quality and impact of Asia-Pacific science and is published as a supplement to Nature on Thursday 21 March 2012. It measures the output of research articles from nations and institutes in terms of publications in the 18 Nature-branded primary research journals in 2012.

The top post is an overview page, with a link to the editorial content of the supplement, and links to the press releases. Below are the press releases – an overview release for the Asia-Pacific region, and releases for individual countries: Japan, China, Australia, Korea and Singapore

Australia tops environmental and earth sciences

PRESS RELEASE FROM NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP

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…]