High score on the Nature Index for 2020

Researchers in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo achieve a high score on the Nature Index for 2020. Their research is now ranked 8th in Europe, and 3rd in Europe outside the UK.

Research on the Earth and the climate is among subjects which have given UiO a place among the best. Illustration: Colourbox.com

Research on the Earth and the climate is among subjects which have given UiO a place among the best. Illustration: Colourbox.com

The Nature Index is published annually by Nature Research and has information about affiliation and author's share of articles published in the 82 most prestigious scientific journals in natural sciences for a year (1 Dec to 30 Nov).  

The journals have a wide subject range, from medicine and physics to earth and environmental research to name a few, and they have been selected by an independent panel of experts.

Among the top 10 in Europe

The research in Earth & Environmental Sciences at UiO for 2020 is ranked 8th in Europe (and #1 in Norway), and has a good 3rd place (after ETH and Utrecht) in Europe if you exclude the UK. 

The subject area has climbed 22.2% over the past year from 2018 to 2019. A total of 90 published articles were included for 2020, with an author share of 26.44. View the full table here.

A high position for Earth & Environmental Sciences also contributes to the entire UiO getting a good position on this year's index, number 1 in Norway, and number 46 in Europe.

Publishes widely in reputable journals

Several research environments at the MN faculty are represented with a significant number of articles included in the Earth & Environmental Sciences category in the recently released Nature Index for 2020. 

At the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Geosciences it is especially the Njord Centre and the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) that have attained a high authoring share of articles in this year's overview.

Also other subject fields and research environments at the MN faculty; Physical Sciences, Chemistry and Life Sciences come out well in this year's Nature Index. Overview of subject areas can be viewed here.

The entire Nature Index 2020 is available from www.natureindex.com

By Gunn Kristin Tjoflot
Published May 19, 2020 12:47 PM - Last modified May 19, 2020 12:47 PM