Thursday 21 March
On Thursday 21 March 2013 (AEDT) Nature Publishing Group released the Nature Publishing Index 2012 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 2012.
The supplement is available as a downloadable pdf on the Nature website at www.natureasia.com/en/publishing-index/asia-pacific/supplement2012.
To see the latest results for the region, and the Nature Publishing Index Global Top 100, visit the Index website at www.natureasia.com/en/publishing-index/. The data posted on the website is updated every week with a moving window of 12 months of data.
Here are links to the overview media release and the releases for Japan, China, Australia, South Korea and Singapore.
- Overview media release for Asia-Pacific
- Release for Japan
- Release for China
- Release for Australia
- Release for South Korea
- Release for Singapore.
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Notes on the Nature Publishing Index:
The Nature Publishing Index (NPI) results should be used with some caveats. It is based only on the publication output in Nature and the 17 Nature research journals. So while it offers a broad coverage of basic research in the life sciences, physical and chemical sciences, the attention to applied sciences, engineering and clinical medicine is relatively limited. The NPI should be used primarily as an indicator of strength in high quality basic research. It does not weight multiple factors in the way that other rankings do, such as the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities or the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The output of an institution or country obviously depends on its size. Some institutions have very large numbers of researchers that help drive up their rankings. So it is important to take into account the numbers of researchers in an institution or country when interpreting the results.
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