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BGI Ranked 5th of NPI 2013 Top 10 Chinese Institutions
Publish Date: 2014-03-26

On March 27, 2014, Nature Publishing Group released Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2013 Asia-Pacific. BGI was ranked 5th of 2013 Top 10 Chinese Institutions, up from last year’s 6th. In the Asia-Pacific Top 200 list, BGI raised one place to 17th.

According to the index, China published more articles in NPI journals than any other Asia-Pacific nation in 2013. It predicts China is on pace to take over as the top Asia-Pacific contributor to the NPI within the next two or three years. Of the top Chinese institutions, the highest proportional growth since 2009 has been shown by the global genomics center BGI. Genome sequences published by BGI in Nature, Nature Genetics and Nature Communications help explain the evolution of predatory instinct in falcons and salt adaptation in the desert poplar, among other insights.

NPI 2013 Asia-Pacific presents the output of research articles from nations and institutes published in the 18 Nature-branded primary research journals in the Asia-Pacific in 2013. BGI, with 32 articles, was ranked 5th in China, following Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Tsinghua University and Peking University. BGI also came in the top five institutions for both Nature Genetics and Nature Biotechnology, in second and fourth places respectively. BGI retained its 5th place in China over the past five years (2009-2013) with 73 articles.  

Since its establishment in 1999, BGI has formed a solid foundation in scientific strengths with more than 100 high-impact publications in Nature journals. It has been listed in China’s Top ten for the fourth consecutive year. BGI and its collaborators have published many cover stories in Nature, including Human Genome Project, 1000 genomes project, International Human HapMap Project, panda genome, ancient human genome, the first Asian genome, chicken genome, Chinese hamster ovary genome, potato genome, and human gut microbial gene catalogue. The human gut genome was also selected as Research Highlights of Nature.

NPI 2013 Asia Pacific