The Thomson Reuters (Headquarters: New York USA; Japan Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) released the updated ranking of research institutions in Japan based on the number of highly cited papers on April 16, 2015. The ranking is based on the Essential Science Indicator (ESI) database. JIRCAS was ranked 6th in Japan in the “Plant Science and Zoology” category with a rating of 11.5%.
The ranking is based on the number of publications in scientific journals cited by the scientific community (=highly cited papers) that have a great influence on subsequent research, and the fields in which Japan has a major impact in the world. This indicates that JIRCAS is one of the most advanced research organizations in the plant and animal sciences that has the most global impact.
|Rank||Organization||No. of highly cited papers||% Highly cited papers|
|3||National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences||58||3.8%|
|8||Nara Institute of Science and Technology||33||8.2%|
|10||National Institute of Natural Sciences||23||4.8%|