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Australia in SCImago Media Rankings

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Foundation: 1961

Mission: To develop and operate world-class National Facilities in radio astronomy: Operate the ATNF as a financially viable and user‑focused research facility for the benefit of the Australian and international communities; Play a key role in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, covering in-country operations, science leadership and technology development; Deliver world-class science through exploitation of our southern location and technological advantages; Develop, apply and commercialise our innovative technologies and big data processing techniques; Foster a diverse and creative workforce.

Vision: We operate world-class radio astronomy facilities for users from across Australia and around the world. We are global leaders in technology and research, exploiting the world’s premier radio quiet site. We attract and retain the best staff.

Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldPacific RegionOECDAustralia
Earth and Planetary Sciences +294th16th226th15th
Physics and Astronomy 524th30th435th29th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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