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22 June, 2020

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Nature Index 2020: Index of Scientific Research

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

It was established by the Government of India in September 1942 as an autonomous body. It comes under the Ministry of Science & Technology. It is known for its cutting edge research and development knowledge base in diverse science and technology areas. It has been ranked first in the Nature Ranking Index-2020.

Nature Index 2020: Index of Scientific Research

Recently, a journal of science i.e. the Nature Research, has released the Nature Index 2020.

  • The Nature Index provides a database of high-quality research output and collaboration at the institutional, national and regional level of institutions from different countries.
  • The top three countries in the index are US, China and Germany respectively.
  • Criteria for the Ranking
    • Sectors: Academic and Corporate.
    • Subjects: Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences.
    • Journal Group: Nature and Science.
  • The overall ranking of India is 12th in the index.
  • Top 3 Ranking of Institutions from india:
    • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    • Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc)
    • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

The Nature Index

  • The Nature Index is a database of author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of 82 high-quality science journals.
  • The database is compiled by Nature Research.
  • The Nature research is a part of Springer Nature which is an American German academic publishing company based in Germany.
  • The Index is updated monthly and also releases annual tables of countries.

Source: PIB

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