Top 10 Japanese government institutions by international MCS

The table shows the top 10 Japanese government institutions ranked by their international multilateral collaboration score (international MCS) from January 2015 to October 2018. The international MCS sums up the contribution of each Japanese institution and their overseas partners to high-quality research papers in the field. Also listed are each government institution's total MCS, fractional count (FC) and article count (AC) in the Nature Index during the same period.

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RankInstitutionInternational MCSTotal MCSFCAC
1RIKEN328.321,010.57586.032,122
2National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)325.38548.56301.20947
3National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)144.34420.86267.49799
4National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)74.95239.05127.52583
5Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)52.33154.3488.92322
6Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)25.5585.3043.98204
7Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)22.06168.4749.60414
8National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)19.9753.0534.71110
9Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)19.8845.3524.59163
10National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)19.3554.3129.11117