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HNU’s WFC Ranking Rises to 21 Domestically

The Nature Index published its latest rankings on Sept. 26. HNU ascended in terms of number of published papers, WFC (weighted fractional count), and several international and domestic rankings. The WFC ranks the 21st among Chinese universities.

The rankings are based on data from 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017. Compared to the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, HNU published three more chemical papers, with 1.03 up in WFC; two physical papers, with 1.93 up in WFC; and, four papers in other research areas, with 2.88 up in WFC. In terms of number of published papers, HNU’s ranking ascended by 20 places among the involved international institutions, and 16 among international academic institutions. In terms of WFC rankings, HNU rose by 19 places among the involved international institutions; 15 among the international academic institutions; and, 1 among Chinese universities.

The Nature Index takes into account all research institutions' papers published on 68 natural science journals, including Nature, Science, and Cell, over the past year. It collects 60,000 high-quality research papers and their author affiliation information, and more than 20,000 research institutions around the world. The 68 journals were selected by two independent groups of worldly prominent scientists, covering chemistry, earth and environmental science, bioscience, and physics.

For more information please refers to: https://www.natureindex.com/


Table 1 WFC changes of HNU 


       Areas

Number of published papers (2016.4.1-2017.3.31)

Number of published papers (2016.5.1-2017.4.31)

Paper number changes

WFC (2016.4.1-2017.3.31)

WFC (2016.5.1-2017.4.31)

WFC changes

Chemistry

96

99

+3

56.02

57.05

+1.03

Physics

27

29

+2

10.21

12.14

+1.93

Bioscience

2

2

--

0.79

0.79

--

Others

115

119

+4

62.7

65.58

+2.88

Table 2 HNU Rankings of the Number of Published Papers

 

2016.4.1-2017.3.31

2016.5.1-2017.4.31

Ranking changes

Number of papers

115

119

+4

Rankings among international institutions

492

472

↑20

Rankings among international academic    institutions

400

384

↑16

Rankings among Chinese institutions

28

28

--

Rankings among Chinese universities

26

26

--

Table 3 WFC Ranking Changes of HNU

 

2016.4.1-2017.3.31

2016.5.1-2017.4.31

WFC ranking changes

WFC

62.70

65.58

+2.88

Rankings among international institutions

186

167

↑19

Rankings among international academic institutions

157

142

↑15

Rankings among Chinese institutions

23

22

↑1

Rankings among Chinese universities

22

21

↑1

 Note: Hong Kong institutions are not included in Table 2 and 3. 

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