RIKEN-Institute of Physical and Chemical ResearchGovernment


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Foundation: 1917

Mission: RIKEN’s mission is to support excellent research in science and technology in order to contribute the technological and economic development of the Japanese society and the quality of life of the Japanese people. RIKEN’s mission can be summarized in 4 main points: To foster research of the highest quality and open up new fields of research through collaboration and integration. To develop and maintain advanced, large-scale research infrastructure for the scientific community and promote its shared use. To pioneer innovative programs to support cutting-edge research and the training of young researchers. To return the results of research to society, improve people’s lives and contribute to culture and education. RIKEN is committed to widely disseminating the results of the scientific research and technological developments carried out within its many institutes and labs.

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History: www.riken.jp

Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDJapan
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +191st66th118th4th
Arts and Humanities 351st22nd310th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 182nd37th137th3rd
Chemistry 599th186th395th10th
Computer Science 415th125th261st5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +577th190th363rd10th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2069th577th1188th34th
Energy 1061st415th592nd16th
Engineering +621st213th391st15th
Environmental Science 1059th364th629th10th
Mathematics 776th209th517th20th
Medicine +511th113th379th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 392nd101st263rd5th
Physics and Astronomy 245th73rd159th4th
Psychology 982nd103rd840th13th
Social Sciences +862nd128th674th7th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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