South Africa

Research

Date range: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for South Africa published between 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for South Africa
Count Share
443 90.10

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
172 30.40
186 36.49
85 19.39
41 11.18

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
62.48 70.01 90.77 83.37 85.02

Compare South Africa with other countries/territories

Collaboration

Date range: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Collaboration by percentage of Share

Hover over the graph to view collaboration by percentage of Share.

Collaboration by percentage of Share
Country Share (%)
USA 29.16
UK 18.01
Germany 11.45
China 10.84
India 5.94
France 5.25
Sweden 5.07
Switzerland 4.9
Australia 4.8
Italy 4.59

Top 10 collaborators with South Africa by Share

  1. South Africa and United States of America (USA) (107.17)
    South Africa29.58
    United States of America (USA)77.60
  2. South Africa and United Kingdom (UK) (66.17)
    South Africa26.02
    United Kingdom (UK)40.16
  3. South Africa and Germany (42.06)
    South Africa13.04
    Germany29.02
  4. South Africa and China (39.83)
    South Africa11.78
    China28.05
  5. South Africa and India (21.83)
    South Africa6.57
    India15.25
  6. South Africa and France (19.30)
    South Africa7.08
    France12.22
  7. South Africa and Sweden (18.62)
    South Africa6.82
    Sweden11.80
  8. South Africa and Switzerland (18.01)
    South Africa6.46
    Switzerland11.55
  9. South Africa and Australia (17.65)
    South Africa7.42
    Australia10.24
  10. South Africa and Italy (16.86)
    South Africa3.54
    Italy13.32

Collaboration is determined by the combined fractional count (Share) of South Africa and the collaborating country.

Top 10 institutions from South Africa by Share

Institution Count Share
1. University of Cape Town (UCT) 181 20.68
2. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University) 157 14.81
3. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) 68 12.25
4. University of Johannesburg (UJ) 104 7.12
5. Stellenbosch University (SU) 37 6.50
6. University of Pretoria (UP) 38 3.31
7. Durban University of Technology (DUT) 9 3.16
8. NITheP WITS Node 6 2.79
9. Africa Health Research Institute 21 2.51
10. University of the Western Cape (UWC) 30 2.10