March 28, 2011

U.S. dominates the Nature Publishing Index Global Top 50

The Nature Publishing Index Global Top 50 published last week ranks institutions in the world according to their output of primary research articles in Nature research journals in 2010. U.S. institutions occupy 33 of the top 50 positions, with Johns Hopkins coming in at No. 15. The index covers only Nature journals, so while it offers broad coverage of basic research in the life sciences and physical and chemical sciences, coverage of applied sciences, engineering and clinical medicine is relatively limited.