The scientific results of Slovak universities and scientific institutions ranked 51st in the Nature Index worldwide.
The currently published Nature Index ranking covers the period 1.6.2019 – 31.5.2020.
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice was the fourth in the Slovak Republic to record a total of 24 published articles with an author’s share at level 2. UPJŠ recorded the highest number of articles with the author’s contribution from the faculty of science in the Journal of High Energy Physics and Physical Review Letters (count = 7) journal. Highest share of an authorship was recorded by the employees of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice within the journal Applied Physics Letters.
The Slovak Academy of Sciences took first place in the Slovak Republic with 81 published articles and 6.07 authorship. Comenius University took second place with 76 published articles and 5.19 authorship. Third in the ranking was the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava with a total of 11 articles and an author’s share at level 3.
The Nature Index analyzes the contributions of authors in 82 journals selected by independent experts, such as TOP journals in the natural sciences. The indicators are evaluated for the monitored period:
- number of articles (count). Each article where one of the authors was an employee of the institution, regardless of the total number of authors of the article, is included in the number.
- share of authors in individual articles (share). The indicator evaluates the author’s share of the article within the entire author’s team. The maximum indicator of 1.0 is then recalculated according to the number of authors from the given institution.