The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) topped several lists assessing the quantity and quality of published research in a ranking conducted by US company Bioinformedicine Service.

The School came first for the "proportion of publications in top 25%" and "number of articles published by Nature Index journals", and also took first spot in the overall ranking of publication quality. 

The survey measured the performance achieved in Chinese medicine research publications by 50 higher education institutions offering undergraduate programmes in Chinese medicine in Mainland China¸Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Five performance indicators were used to assess research published in international academic journals from 2013 to 2017. The indicators were "publication number", "publication citation", "citation per publication", "proportion of publications in top 25%", and “number of articles published by Nature Index journals".

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