General information on ranking

Name of the ranking Nature Index
Geographical scope global
Name of person in charge of ranking Aaron Ballagh
E-mail of person in charge of ranking
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2014
Most recent year of publication 2020
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,Other: research community
  • Level of comparison: institutional, broad fields,
  • Other: sectors: (academic, corporate, government, healthcare, NPO/NGO); countries and regions;
  • Major dimensions covered: research, employability, Other: collaboration in high-quality natural science journals
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables), multi-indicator ranking
  • Data sources: Other: 82 high-impact publications analysed by Nature
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board
  • Website of the ranking organization: