A. Why Are Ratios Useful? What Three Groups Use Ratio Analysis and for What Reasons?

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------------------------------------------------- Mini Case he Nature Publishing Index ranks institutions according to the number of primary research articles they publish in Nature journals. Nature and its family of Nature-branded sister journals is world-renowned as the pre-eminent platform for publication of the very best international research, and it is fitting that this portfolio of high quality journals serve as a benchmark for research success and achievement. There are many ways to assess the research output of institutions, and the Nature Publishing Index is just one that should be used alongside many. Users can drill down to find the abstracts of individual papers that make up the Index allowing deep analysis of where some…show more content…
The rules governing the calculation of corrected counts with respect to the way affiliations are presented are expanded regularly to account for new scenarios and any such additions to the rules are added to the footnotes to the tables. Articles The number of articles reflects the total number of articles with which a particular institution or country is affiliated according to the stated affiliations of authors in each publication. Institutions and countries are counted once per article. Advance online publications are not included until assigned issue and page numbers. Articles consist of Research Articles, Letters and Brief Communications published in Nature journals. Nature Publishing Index - 2012 Global Top 200 Simultaneous with release of the 2012 Asia-Pacific rankings of the Nature Publishing Index, Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has updated the website that ranks the top one hundred institutions in the world according to their output of papers in Nature primary research journals. The index, called the Nature Publishing Index Global Top 200, gives an indication of where some of the best research in the world is being carried out across the broad range of fields encompassed by NPG’s 17 Nature-branded primary research titles in life sciences, physics, chemistry, materials, nanotechnology, photonics and geoscience. Institutions in the
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