China tops natural-science table in Nature Index 2023 Tables

Nature Index Annual Tables 2023The Nature Index 2023 Annual Tables are now live!

The tables highlight the most prolific institutions and countries in high-quality research publishing for the year 2022.

This year’s tables also include leading medical journals for the first time — revealing a big US lead.

In the natural sciences, the data underline an unmistakable trend: Western nations are losing ground while China continues to make gains.

The Nature Index data on China underpinned a story in The Guardian newspaper last month, announcing China’s research outputs had overtaken the US for the first time.

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