Comprehensive research metrics across a wide range of criteria.
High-quality, comprehensive data from trusted sources
Independent, data-rich reporting that reveal the stories behind the numbers
Free to access
Nature Index is building on its history of monitoring publication output to include a richer, more valuable set of metrics. We’re combining leading sources of data from surveys, public and government sources, our bibliographic data partners, and more, to provide a set of measures that help you assess your research performance, and then determine how to improve it.
Get access to the wide range of metrics you need to understand your organisation’s research performance. The Nature Index team monitors organisations on meaningful academic, societal, and economic indicators to support a rounded view of impact, which will become available as part of our future free to access releases. That gives you greater freedom to decide what metrics are important to you, and to track your progress accordingly.
The easy-to-use and transparent Nature Index can support your monitoring activity. You can compare current and historical data to track trends over time. And you can combine Nature Index with other data sets for deeper, more meaningful analysis that uncovers valuable insights to inform your research strategy.
“As a research leader in a modern university, I find the Nature Index incredibly useful since it recognises and rewards – via a robust evaluation process – an institution’s publications in what have been the world’s best journals over a prolonged period. It is my go-to list for a reading of the academic excellence at my university.”
Professor Roland De Marco,
Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, Fiji National University
Validate the assumptions that drive your research strategy decisions.
Getting an accurate measurement of research impacts is critical. Imprecise data leads to uncertainty when deciding how to develop your organisation’s research strategy, who to collaborate with, and how to improve your organisation’s research impact. With Nature Index you benefit from our in-house data curation so you can confidently:
From citations to patents and societal impact, research performance comes in many different guises. Nature Index will make it easier for you to assess performance and make informed decisions without having to switch between multiple tools or sources of information. Nature Index will remove complexity by providing: