Top 25 Earth and Environmental Sciences

Japan’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2016. Also shown are the total number of articles, and the change in WFC from 2012.

2016 Institution WFC
2016
WFC
2012
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 31.76 29.09
2 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 18.50 14.25
3 Tohoku University, Japan 15.21 10.60
4 Nagoya University, Japan 9.35 7.86
5 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 8.93 12.60
6 Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan 8.59 7.21
7 Kyoto University, Japan 7.51 8.34
8 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 6.06 3.37
9 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 4.43 2.68
10 Okayama University, Japan 3.93 3.78
11 Kyushu University, Japan 3.84 5.02
12 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan 3.70 4.81
13 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 3.29 8.95
14 Ehime University, Japan 2.85 5.34
15 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 2.64 2.02
16 Kobe University, Japan 2.50 0.06
17 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 2.32 6.07
18 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 1.71 0.80
19 Fisheries Research Agency (FRA), Japan 1.59 0.37
20 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 1.58 1.81
21 Osaka University, Japan 1.54 2.11
22 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 1.49 2.76
23 RIKEN, Japan 1.44 4.00
24 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 1.22 0.61
25 Shizuoka University, Japan 1.21 2.25

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.