Over the past decade, 454 high-grade papers were published, including 3 papers in Science, 2 papers in Nature, 55 papers in Nature Series, 69 papers in J. Am. Chem. Soc., 196 papers in Adv. Mater., 70 papers in Nano Letters, and 59 papers in Angew. Chemie. In 2019 the Nature Index showed that NCNST had been one of the “Top 5 Institute of CAS”. Basic innovation capacity continued increase.
According to the latest data of Clarivate Analytics in 2018, there are five researchers in the NCNST included in the " Highly-Cited Researchers” around the world in recent 10 years, a total of 216 highly cited papers.