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    These institutions were the largest contributors to papers published in the past year in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index across all sectors.

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    These institutions were the largest contributors to physics papers for 2018 published in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index.

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    From the top 10 by discipline to the top 20 overall, a graphical representation showing the institutions that dominate research in the life sciences, physical sciences, chemistry and Earth and environmental sciences.

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    Among the world’s academic institutions, these were the largest contributors to articles in the top-quality natural-sciences journals tracked by the Nature Index.

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    Renowned institutions reign over the research ranks, except when high-quality research is considered as a proportion of total research.

    • Catherine Armitage
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    From antibiotics and organoids to CRISPR, improved biomedical methods and apparatus are enabling new therapies.

    • Jennifer Cooke
    •  & Bec Crew
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    Corporate research in the life sciences endures, despite diminishing in other fields of science.

    • Ashish Arora
    • , Sharon Belenzon
    • , Wesley Cohen
    •  & Andrea Patacconi
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    At the Estonian Genome Centre, the geneticist and her team are investigating the impact of genetic variations on drug metabolism and adherence to prescriptions.

    • Bec Crew
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    Academia and industry in Japan remain disconnected, despite efforts to bring them together.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    Six scientists whose transformative work reaches across borders.

    • Catherine Armitage
    • , David McNeill
    •  & Smriti Mallapaty
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    The discipline’s historic prominence in China is underpinned by its crucial value to industrial processes. Committed funding sees it leading the way in emerging areas, such as nanomaterials.

    • Hepeng Jia
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    Studies to improve the productivity, resistance and taste of rice crops are central to China’s commanding position in plant biology.

    • Hepeng Jia
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    China’s nanotech industry is forging ahead, with high funding levels, a maturing talent pool, and international experience.

    • Sarah O’Meara
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    To become a world-leading scientific nation in every sense, China needs to close the quality gap.

    • Catherine Armitage
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    Few Chinese researchers are regarded as global leaders, as the pressure for rapid output prevails.

    • Futao Huang
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    A permissive regulatory climate and a pragmatic approach has seen China’s bioscience sector soar.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    China now publishes more scientific research than the United States, but on measures of quality, including publication of articles in the top-notch journals tracked by the Nature Index, it still falls short, with some notable subject exceptions.

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    The increasing production of papers and a propensity to cite compatriots makes China likely to win the referencing race.

    • Vincent Larivière
    • , Kaile Gong
    •  & Cassidy R. Sugimoto
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    The FAST telescope dish, stretching half a kilometre, will thrust China’s radio astronomers into a role of global leadership.

    • Mark Zastrow
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    A rich research network has secured Munich’s position as a centre of science in Europe.

    • Hristio Boytchev
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    The growing impact of second-tier cities is narrowing the gap in research production.

    • Marion Maisonobe
    • , Laurent Jégou
    •  & Guillaume Cabanac
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    Scientific innovation has long powered the San Francisco Bay Area’s economy, but community and political challenges could undermine progress.

    • Katherine Bourzac
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    Science cities should engage with local communities to stay on top.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    A hive of innovation, Wuhan has stormed up the Nature Index, but competition for talent is heating up.

    • Hepeng Jia
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    São Paulo carries the scientific weight of a financially stricken country, but how much more can it endure?

    • Herton Escobar
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    The top collaborating cities in the Nature Index are located in the same country.

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    Africa’s science star is confronting its colonial past to set a more inclusive research scene, benefitting more of its citizens.

    • Linda Nordling
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    Although China leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over.

    • Anja Krieger
    • , Bianca Nogrady
    • , Neil Savage
    •  & Mark Zastrow
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    Strength in different sectors, subjects and regions contributes to a country's success.

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    The young universities whose growth in high-quality research surpasses their peers.

    • Gemma Conroy
    • , Smriti Mallapaty
    • , Sarah O’Meara
    •  & T. V. Padma
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    Scientists are under increasing pressure to perform a variety of tasks earlier in their careers.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    Even sophisticated, data-driven models of academic careers have trouble forecasting the highs and lows.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    These newcomers are making their mark in science across the disciplines.

    • Catherine Armitage
    • , Katherine Bourzac
    • , Elie Dolgin
    •  & Smriti Mallapaty