Top institutions in Earth & environmental sciences by normalized WFC

The tables show Japan’s leading institutions ranked by normalized weighted fractional count (WFC), an indicator of an institution’s high-quality research output as a proportion of total output in the natural sciences (NS) from 2012 to 2017. This is derived by dividing an institution’s WFC in the Nature Index (WFC 2012–2017) by its total number of natural sciences articles in Scopus (Scopus NS articles 2012–2017). Also listed are an institution’s total number of articles in the Nature Index (AC 2012–2017) and the percentage of its total articles in Scopus that are in the natural sciences (NS articles (%) 2012–2017).

RankInstitutionSectorNormalized WFC
Nature Index WFC
NS articles
Nature Index AC
NS articles (%)
1National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED)government0.078922.182815783.7%
2Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)government0.052545.0485811897.9%
3Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)government0.0478119.472,49937797.7%
4Tohoku Universityacademic0.028975.602,61819080.2%
5The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)academic0.0264193.867,35046578.1%
6Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)npo0.025522.4388110971.3%
7Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)academic0.020436.271,77610783.4%
8Hokkaido Universityacademic0.020060.593,02517779.7%
9National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)government0.018328.891,57810292.5%
10Nagoya Universityacademic0.015439.292,55910474.9%
11National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)government0.014423.321,6209894.4%
12Kyushu Universityacademic0.013928.372,0428576.0%
13Kyoto Universityacademic0.011047.214,27915879.3%