Beijing remains at the top spot in the newly released Nature Index 2022 Science cities, followed by New York metropolitan area, China News Service reported.
The ranking analyzed the scientific research output in 82 natural science journals of major cities and metropolitan areas.
According to the ranking, Shanghai climbed to the third place from the fifth in 2020, Boston metropolitan area and San Francisco Bay Area take the fourth and fifth spots.
Other Chinese cities also made it on the list. Nanjing takes the eighth spot while Guangzhou rises to the tenth spot. Wuhan, Hefei, Hangzhou and Tianjin are included in the top 20.
The index shows that Beijing leads the world in high-quality scientific research output in physics, followed by Shanghai and Boston. Cities in the US lead in life science, with New York, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area and Baltimore-Washington taking the top 4 spots in articles published on life science.