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  1. do not include all of the articles in Applied Physics Letters when calculating Nature Index

    Physical Review B (PRB) and Applied Physics Letters (APL) are large physics journals and have almost the same reputation. For PRB, only the articles classified as 'Rapid Communication' or 'Editors' Suggestions' are included by Nature Index. Why does Nature Index includes all of the articles in APL? Actually, A small number of articles in APL, which are featured as 'Editor's Picks' in the website of APL, have higher importance, more urgency or more interest for the community. It seems to be more reasonable for Nature Index to only include those articles in APL.

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  2. take into account the number of faculty members per institution

    In addition to your current metrics, normalizing the article count per number of faculty members per institution would allow to highlight very strong, but much smaller, institutions. It is normal that an institution with 7 000 faculty members has more published papers in the index than an institution with 200 faculty members.

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  3. check your searching engine

    looking at Poland: only 10 Physical Review A in the period listed?? Of course wrong - here come 3 my own papers not found: http://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.89.033625
    http://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.89.043626
    http://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.90.033621

    why show statistics which obviosly does not work?

    it is even worse with institutions...

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    Hello,

    Those articles are not included in the Index dataset. I’d suggest checking the FAQ page (http://www.natureindex.com/faq#methodology5), only ‘Highlighted articles’ and ‘Rapid Communications’ from Physical Review A, Physical Review B and Physical Review D are included in the dataset.

    What issues did you find with the institutions?
    I will take a look at them for you.

    Thank you for your interest in the Index.

    Regards,
    Bob

  4. remove "high-quality research" and "benchmark research performance" from you description of the index.

    I found those terms extremely misleading, the Nature-Index tracks the affiliations of publications published in high-regarded journals, but not more.

    Is all publications in these journals high-quality research? Or course not. Is all "high-quality research" published in these journals? Or course not.
    Thus, how this highly biased index can benchmark global research performance?

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  5. customize date range

    allow for date range to be selected by users

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  7. citation report

    i want to see the citation report per year or monthly...

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  8. There should be retraction index too, depending on the number

    There should be retraction index too, depending on the number of retracted, fraud, irreproducible papers published by an author or journal. This index should be deducted to for the final "nature index"!

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  9. Add information on Size of the institution

    Dear,
    Thanks a lot for publishing the Nature Index 2017. Since the list contains various sizes of institutes, it would in some cases be interesting to be able to correct on size etc. Is there any way that the Nature Index would also include a column about the size of the research pool in each of the institutions in the list ? This would improve the way we can analyse the data

    The order of output of institutions can differ significantly depending on the measure used to order them (AC, FC or WFC). There are many factors determining an institution’s…

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  10. Should include institutions without any bias.

    there are Institutional profiles which are altogether missing as if those have contributed nothing, but is not the case. I think this index needs revisit.

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  11. Remove Russian Academy of Sciences from the list of Institutes

    Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and Russian Academy of Medical Sciences are not a scientific institute or an university. Some years ago many scientific institutes in Russia were belonged to one of these Academies. But at given moment all scientific institutes has no any connection with them...

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  12. Altmetric score university

    If you can add the altmetrics-information of the universities, it's good.

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  14. Showing AC/FC (diversity factor)

    I believe an interesting metric would be the ratio FC/AC, as it shows the propension to take part in collaborations.

    Let's take an example with 3 countries (resp. institutions) A, B and C. Each has two authors noted A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

    A1 and B1 publish together (AC +1, FC +0.5 each),
    A2 and B2 publish together (AC +1, FC +0.5 each),
    C1 and C2 publish together (AC +1, FC +1)

    Country FC AC AC/FC
    /Institution
    ----------------------------------
    A 1 2 2
    B 1 2 2
    C 1 1 1

    For an equal amount of work (1 paper), the…

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  16. Institution size

    Hi! Institution output without regard for size of the institution is actually not too helpful in any way... you may perhaps include an index that adjusts for number of faculty associated with each institution... Similar ideas have been declined without much feedback

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