Japan: High-Impact Institutions in Materials Science, and Space Science

Country Feature, July 2010

The Clarivate Analytics Global Research Report for Japan assesses various aspects of that nation’s scientific enterprise, including particular areas of focus, performance as gauged by citation impact, and patterns of international collaboration.

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In terms of specialty areas, two fields stand out: materials science and space science. Japan’s contribution to world literature in materials science constitutes one of its highest areas of concentration, with Japan accounting for more than 10% of papers indexed by Clarivate Analytics in the field over a recent five-year period. And space science represents an area of particularly strong performance, with Japan’s percentage of the world’s highly cited space-science papers actually exceeding its overall percent share of the field.

The following tables take a closer at these two fields, ranking individual Japan-based institutions according to their average citations per paper, based on reports indexed by Clarivate Analytics between 2005 and 2009.

 
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High-Impact Institutions in Materials Science



Ranked by citations per paper, among Japan-based institutions that published at least 200 papers in Clarivate Analytics-indexed journals of materials science between 2005 and 2009.

Rank Institution Papers
2005-09
Citations per paper
1 RIKEN 225 7.08
2 Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST) 848 6.59
3 University of Tsukuba 355 5.72
4 Keio University 305 5.29
5 Natl. Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 2,272 5.18
6 Shizuoka University 224 4.47
7 University of Tokyo 1,565 4.43
8 Kyoto University 1,364 4.19
9 Natl. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Sci. & Tech. (AIST) 2,170 4.13
Tokyo Institute of Technology 1,415 4.13
10 Kyushu University 914 3.87

SOURCE: University/Institutional Science Indicators, 1981-2009. (Deluxe version contains complete listings of publication and citation statistics for U.S. universities/institutions in more than 250 subfields corresponding to subject areas covered in the Web of Knowledge®. Standard version features data covering 22 main fields. Both versions are available from the Research Services Group.)

High-Impact Institutions in Space Science



Ranked by citations per paper, among Japan-based institutions that published at least 200 papers in Clarivate Analytics-indexed journals of space science between 2005 and 2009.

Rank Institution Papers
2005-09
Citations per paper
1 Ehime University 118 13.88
2 Tohoku University 287 12.48
3 Nagoya University 556 12.37
4 University of Tokyo 1,248 11.87
5 Natl. Astronomical Observatory of Japan 1,063 11.34
6 Kobe University 149 10.12
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology 278 10.08
8 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) 909 8.82
9 Osaka University 227 8.43
10 Graduate University for Advanced Studies 205 8.41

SOURCE: University/Institutional Science Indicators, 1981-2009. (Deluxe version contains complete listings of publication and citation statistics for U.S. universities/institutions in more than 250 subfields corresponding to subject areas covered in the Web of Knowledge®. Standard version features data covering 22 main fields. Both versions are available from the Research Services Group.)

 
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