BGI Shenzhen Ranked 5th of NPI China Top 10 Institutions (2008-2012)
Publish Date: 2013-05-30

On May 30, 2013, Nature Publishing Group published Nature Publishing Index 2012 China which covers the calendar year 2012. BGI was ranked 6th of 2012 Top 10 Institutions and 5th of Top 10 Institutions over the past five years.

NPI 2012 China shows China’s growing prowess in life sciences and is fast becoming a global leader in scientific publishing and scientific research. The number of papers from Chinese institutions in the NPI was 303, a 35% increase. China was the top Asia-Pacific nation in five Nature journals in 2012: Nature Biotechnology, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Genetics, Nature Struc­tural & Molecular Biology and Nature Methods. Its strongest showing was in Nature Genetics, where China’s share of the total CC for the journal was 17%. In the life sciences — the biggest component — genetics-focused BGI comes in second. BGI also performed surprisingly well (eighth place) in earth & environmental science — owing to its work in sequencing species such as cotton, maize and tomato.

The NPI measures the output of research articles from nations and institutes in terms of publications in the 18 Nature-branded primary research journals in 2012, with 2008-2011 data included for comparison. Based on aggregated contributions to Nature journals from 2008 to 2012, BGI is ranked 1st in Nature Biotechnology, 2nd in Nature Genetics, 4th in Nature Methods and 5th in Nature.

Moreover, according to current index ranging from May 28, 2012 to May 27, 2013, BGI is ranked 4th of China Top 10 Institutions.

Nature Publishing Index 2012 China