Recently, the Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables were formally released. Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) is ranked 85thin the top 100 universities and research institutions in life sciences in Asia for the first time. WMU has jumped to the 64th in all institutions of higher learning in Asia, ranking 29th in Chinese universities, the 3rd in medical universities jointly constructed by the provincial government, the Ministry of Education and the National Health Commission and the 1st in provincial colleges and universities in Zhejiang.
From January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, WMU published 40 papers in Nature Index-related journals with a total FC value of 9.8, including 28 articles in the field of life sciences with a total FC value of 7.57 (rising 83.5% from the previous year). In the field of life sciences, School of Ophthalmology &Optometry and School of Biomedical Engineering contributed a total FC value of 3, accounting for 40% of the outputs inNature Index in life sciences. School of Laboratory Medicine and Life Science contributed a total FC value of 1.92, accounting for 25% of the outputs in Nature Index in life sciences. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences contributed a total FC value of 1.53, accounting for 20% of the outputs in Nature Index in life sciences. Among 8 papers published by first authors and correspondent authors from WMU, 3 were published by School of Ophthalmology & Optometry and School of Biomedical Engineering and 2 were published by School of Laboratory Medicine and Life Science. The rest three papers were published by School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the Genomic Research Institute respectively.
The Natural Index rankings are based on the total FC value gained by the paper’s signature institution. The fractional count (FC) is the relative contribution of each author of the paper. The FC value of an article is designated as one. Assuming that each author’s contribution is equal, the score is shared equally by all authors. For example, if a paper is written by ten authors, then the FC value for each of them is 0.1. If an author is concurrently employed by multiple institutions, his or her individual FC value will be evenly distributed among these institutions.
Cancer Research、Molecular Psychiatry、PLOS Genetics、Science Advances 、Science Translational Medicine、The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology、The Plant Cell、eLife.etc
From June 2018,the number of journals included in Nature Index statistics has increased from the original 68 to 82 with 18 new ones being added and 4 journals being excluded. The newly added journals in the field of life sciences include “Cancer Research, Molecular Psychiatry, PLOS Genetics, Science Advances, Science Translational Medicine, The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology, The Plant Cell, eLife” etc.
The latest catalogue of Nature Index journals is available on the website: http://yjsy.wmu.edu.cn/info/1037/4061.html