Top 25 Government / Not-for-Profit Institutions

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 RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Japan 36.02 2.86
2 Nanoscale Materials Division (MANA), NIMS, Japan 23.78 40.00
3 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 18.75 14.82
4 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 18.36 16.69
5 RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI), Japan 13.68 13.06
6 RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS), Japan 13.36
7 National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), NINS, Japan 13.14 11.55
8 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 11.60 6.56
9 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 10.50 15.91
10 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 9.69 9.61
11 Department of Materials and Chemistry (DMC), AIST, Japan 9.48 0.48
12 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 9.39 3.20
13 Research Center for Functional Materials (RCFM), NIMS, Japan 8.76
14 Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan 8.59 7.24
15 Department of Energy and Environment (DENVENE), AIST, Japan 8.55 5.90
16 Department of Life Science and Biotechnology (DLSBT), AIST, Japan 7.96 13.74
17 Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), NINS, Japan 7.86 19.28
18 Advanced Key Technologies Division, NIMS, Japan 7.69 12.17
19 RIKEN Chief Scientist Laboratories, Japan 7.64 2.53
20 RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies (CLST), Japan 7.03 0.13
21 RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC), Japan 6.75 9.26
22 RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS), Japan 6.72 2.79
23 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 6.17 15.79
24 Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials (CMSM), NIMS, Japan 6.14
25 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 6.06 3.69

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.