Top 25 institutions in Earth and environmental sciences

Japan’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2015. Also shown are the total number of articles, and the change in WFC from 2014.

2015 Institution WFC 2014 WFC 2015
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 36.65 31.92
2 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 22.61 20.61
3 Tohoku University, Japan 12.19 12.56
4 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 12.19 10.84
5 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 5.43 5.36
6 Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan 6.59 5.33
7 Kyushu University, Japan 8.85 4.86
8 Kyoto University, Japan 6.1 4.79
9 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 7.7 4.58
10 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 4.66 3.46
11 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 1.12 3.13
12 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 4.38 3.04
13 Nagoya University, Japan 7.58 3.02
14 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan 3.88 2.64
15 Fisheries Research Agency (FRA), Japan 0.5 2.24
16 University of Tsukuba, Japan 0.6 2.12
17 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 0.81 1.99
18 National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), Japan 0.1 1.7
19 Kochi University, Japan 0.4 1.64
20 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 0.17 1.46
21 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 0.29 1.31
22 Kagoshima University, Japan 1.22 1.27
23 Ehime University, Japan 4.87 1.19
24 Tokai University, Japan 0.39 1.17
25 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 0.11 1.14

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.