Ireland highlighted as one of the upcoming five countries in the world to watch for scientific research excellence

Nature Magazine, the eminent scientific publishing journal, has selected Ireland as a top 5 country for up and coming high level research

20 June 2013: Ireland has received a special mention as one of five ‘Up and Coming’ destinations for high level research based on the quality and quantity of scientific research being carried out in our research institutes.  Nature Magazine, the eminent scientific publishing journal has today released the results of its first annual ‘Nature Publishing Index’. This study is an international ranking of research institutes based on the number of articles published in Nature’s world renowned research journals.

Having reviewed the rankings a special supplement ,written by Nature editors, selected 5 countries for a special mention as up and coming in high level research, one of which is Ireland.

The Nature Publishing Index provides a valuable insight into the quality and quantity of research being carried out by top research organisations across the globe. The publishing rankings recognise the top countries and institutes that have produced quality research during the calendar year 2012. Nature has created a database to derive rankings based on publication, the database is freely available online here http://www.natureasia.com/en/publishing-index/global/supplement2012

The Director General of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Professor Mark Ferguson, welcomed the announcement saying: “Today’s announcement, based on the quality and quantity of research being carried out by top research organisations across the globe, demonstrates Ireland’s respected international profile among the global science community and shows clear value and recognition of the research being funded.”

He added: “Agenda 2020, SFI’s ambitious strategy on the future of science funding in Ireland has set strategic objectives, one of which is to become the best scientific funding agency in the world at creating impact from excellent research. Today’s announcement is a testament to the cutting edge scientific research being carried out across Ireland’s research institutions. Scientists from across Ireland are today recognised internationally by their peers in one of the most respected and revered scientific journals in the world.”

First published in 1869, Nature is a prominent interdisciplinary scientific publication and is widely regarded as one of the few remaining academic journals that publish original scientific research across a wide range of fields

 

From Science Foundation Ireland – www.sfi.ie