A paper by Professor Yoshiyuki Tatsumi’s research team at the Kobe Ocean-Bottom Exploration Center titled, "Giant rhyolite lava dome formation after 7.3 ka supereruption at Kikai caldera, SW Japan" has been featured in the Top 100 Read Articles 2018 of Scientific Reports, a prestigious journal under the Nature Publishing Group umbrella.

In 2018 Scientific Reports published over 17,000 papers. Professor Tatsumi’s paper was viewed more than 28,000 times to become one of the top 100 most-read articles last year. As of May 8, 2019, the paper is listed as the 7th most read in Scientific Reports’Journal Top 100”.