General information on ranking

Name of the ranking Nature Index
Geographical scope global
Status of the ranking independent
Name of person in charge of ranking Aaron Ballagh
E-mail of person in charge of ranking
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual,Other: tables based on a 12-month rolling window of data, which is updated monthly (i.e. Current Index:
First year of publication 2014
Most recent year of publication 2017
Ranking organization Macmillan Publishers Limited (part of Springer Nature Group)
Website of the methodology

Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: higher education institutions,policymakers, governments and funding agencies,
  • Level of comparison: institutional, broad fields,
  • Other: sectors: corporate, government, healthcare, NPO/NGO; countries and regions
  • Major dimensions covered: research, Other: collaboration in high-quality natural science journals
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables), multi-indicator ranking
  • Data sources: Other: 68 high-impact publications analysed by Nature
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board
  • Website of the ranking organization: