2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 Kyoto University, Japan 172.54 148.36 286 -19.2%
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 159.89 141.49 302 -16.8%
3 Osaka University, Japan 114.11 91.20 166 -24.9%
4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 66.07 72.79 127 3.6%
5 Nagoya University, Japan 58.44 69.34 135 11.5%
6 Hokkaido University, Japan 61.12 60.92 126 -6.3%
7 Tohoku University, Japan 52.26 59.39 134 6.8%
8 RIKEN, Japan 45.53 48.55 162 0.3%
9 Kyushu University, Japan 49.25 46.37 105 -11.5%
10 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 28.60 37.97 114 24.8%
11 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 39.19 36.41 149 -12.7%
12 Keio University, Japan 22.89 19.54 33 -19.7%
13 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 14.73 15.75 27 0.6%
14 Waseda University, Japan 17.15 15.31 34 -16.1%
15 Okayama University, Japan 14.75 15.06 26 -4.0%
16 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 12.52 14.50 27 8.9%
17 University of Tsukuba, Japan 16.10 14.34 38 -16.3%
18 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 15.04 14.14 31 -11.7%
19 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 15.44 13.36 23 -18.6%
20 Chiba University, Japan 10.21 12.29 27 13.2%
21 Kobe University, Japan 9.92 10.85 17 2.8%
22 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 15.98 9.87 25 -41.9%
23 Kumamoto University, Japan 8.80 9.56 21 2.2%
24 Chuo University, Japan 5.44 8.96 17 54.8%
25 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 9.13 8.77 24 -9.8%
26 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 5.07 7.69 25 42.7%
27 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 8.88 7.19 14 -23.9%
28 Shizuoka University, Japan 2.04 6.85 12 216.2%
29 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 8.92 6.68 18 -29.6%
30 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 6.90 6.22 18 -15.3%
31 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 8.70 6.17 17 -33.4%
32 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 10.00 5.87 8 -44.8%
33 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 6.73 5.56 8 -22.3%
34 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 7.73 5.56 65 -32.4%
35 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 9.08 5.45 13 -43.5%
36 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 6.74 5.42 11 -24.4%
37 Yamagata University, Japan 6.26 5.42 14 -18.7%
38 University of Yamanashi, Japan 3.90 5.26 10 27.0%
39 University of Hyogo, Japan 3.11 5.16 17 56.0%
40 Ehime University, Japan 3.13 5.04 10 51.3%
41 Kanagawa University, Japan 4.85 4.78 8 -7.3%
42 University of Shizuoka, Japan 6.79 4.65 9 -35.6%
43 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 1.48 4.52 8 188.3%
44 Kindai University, Japan 7.93 4.37 7 -48.2%
45 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 5.78 4.19 11 -31.9%
46 Gifu University, Japan 4.18 8 N/A
47 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 1.43 4.10 6 169.8%
48 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 5.32 3.90 13 -31.1%
49 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 3.85 3.89 22 -5.0%
50 Tokushima University, Japan 1.35 3.71 9 158.6%
51 Konan University, Japan 2.40 3.66 6 43.3%
52 Doshisha University, Japan 1.61 3.63 11 111.2%
53 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 1.55 3.62 14 119.8%
54 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 3.27 3.56 14 2.5%
55 Rikkyo University, Japan 4.25 3.49 9 -22.9%
56 Toyota Group, Japan 4.61 3.37 11 -31.4%
57 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 1.54 3.23 10 96.6%
58 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 2.45 3.22 17 23.6%
59 University of Fukui, Japan 3.70 3.10 4 -21.2%
60 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 0.09 3.10 7 3,203.5%
61 Gakushuin University, Japan 0.43 3.07 8 566.5%
62 University of Toyama, Japan 4.18 3.05 9 -31.4%
63 Nagoya City University, Japan 1.48 2.98 8 89.9%
64 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 1.99 2.97 5 40.7%
65 Kansai University, Japan 4.76 2.81 5 -44.4%
66 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 1.44 2.81 9 82.9%
67 Niigata University, Japan 3.91 2.78 10 -33.1%
68 Tokai University, Japan 1.00 2.75 7 158.4%
69 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 3.88 2.71 5 -34.4%
70 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 2.12 2.71 9 19.8%
71 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 5.50 2.62 6 -55.2%
72 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 4.09 2.60 3 -40.3%
73 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 7.24 2.58 6 -66.5%
74 Saitama University, Japan 7.56 2.52 9 -68.6%
75 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 3.56 2.42 3 -36.2%
76 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 1.40 2.40 3 61.2%
77 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.39 2.35 15 -7.4%
78 Nagasaki University, Japan 7.45 2.26 8 -71.5%
79 Nihon University, Japan 2.44 2.19 6 -15.9%
80 Ibaraki University, Japan 3.56 2.17 7 -42.7%
81 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 1.58 2.10 6 24.7%
82 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.41 2.09 13 -18.7%
83 Meijo University, Japan 1.14 2.05 10 69.7%
84 Toho University, Japan 0.67 2.03 9 183.9%
85 Gunma University, Japan 3.00 1.96 5 -38.6%
86 Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC), Japan 0.53 1.86 6 228.1%
87 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 2.00 1.84 11 -13.4%
88 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 0.88 1.83 2 97.0%
89 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 0.39 1.81 2 338.2%
90 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 1.98 1.72 8 -18.7%
91 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.11 1.70 6 -24.2%
92 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 1.27 1.69 9 25.1%
93 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.11 1.64 6 1,261.9%
94 Ochanomizu University, Japan 0.92 1.61 4 65.6%
95 Hoshi University, Japan 0.08 1.60 2 1,705.1%
96 Yamaguchi University, Japan 4.06 1.58 6 -63.3%
97 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 1.79 1.56 11 -18.0%
98 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 0.94 1.50 2 50.3%
99 Sophia University, Japan 1.56 1.36 7 -17.8%
100 Mie University, Japan 0.20 1.35 5 535.3%

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.