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Nature Unveils Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables
Nature released the Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables, which show that the U.S. “is the world’s largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, followed by China and Germany. ... These tables track by country and institution the research published in 82 high-quality journals each year, counting both the total number of papers and the share of authorship of each paper,” according to the press release.
“The Nature Index Annual Tables show calendar year output in Nature Index journals for the last three years, and reveal the countries, institutions and companies that are leading the way in publishing high-quality global science. … 49 institutions from China have improved their positions in the global top 500 institutions tables from the previous year, with an additional 14 Chinese institutions entering the top 500 and only 15 losing ground. In contrast, 62 US institutions increased their rank and 74 dropped down.”
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