Top institutions in other sectors 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 (%)
1Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC)npo0.200846.392317099.6%
2National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED)government0.073322.273045883.7%
3National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)government0.0611488.087,9861,25498.8%
5Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN)government0.052044.1284812983.8%
6Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)government0.049745.5891812297.9%
7Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)government0.044983.041,85159798.0%
8Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)government0.0409128.063,13142697.7%
9National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)government0.0356233.776,5592,50198.0%
10National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)government0.0355438.3612,3581,16392.5%
11High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)npo0.0327120.313,6841,10199.0%
12Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC)npo0.032413.454158598.1%
13National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)government0.029037.401,28816470.9%
14Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)npo0.024759.142,39527871.3%
15National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)government0.019636.931,88511585.1%
16Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR)npo0.015911.367146845.7%
17National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP)government0.015319.351,2656471.0%
18Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)government0.014469.764,83331797.5%
19National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC)healthcare0.01409.706925546.7%
20Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)government0.013932.712,36159990.0%
21National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)healthcare0.012911.829176544.3%
22National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)government0.011526.642,31611494.4%
23National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD)healthcare0.01129.968875348.3%
24National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN)government0.01099.058325174.4%
25National Cancer Center (NCC)healthcare0.009822.732,3278654.5%
26National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID)government0.009314.641,5716270.8%
27Aichi Cancer Centerhealthcare0.00917.207915152.6%
28National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)government0.007745.485,88114096.2%
29National Hospital Organization (NHO)healthcare0.00175.763,3715435.8%