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Leading research institutions in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Bec Crew & Hepeng Jia

These institutions achieved the highest overall research output in the Nature Index.

Rising stars in Earth and environmental sciences in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy, Bec Crew & Hepeng Jia

These institutions have achieved high increases in research output in the Nature Index since 2015.

Rising stars in physical sciences in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy, Hepeng Jia & Mark Zastrow

These institutions have achieved high increases in research output in the Nature Index since 2015.

Rising stars in chemistry in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Hepeng Jia

These institutions have achieved high increases in research output in the Nature Index since 2015.

Rising stars in life sciences in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Bec Crew, Hepeng Jia & Mark Zastrow

These institutions have achieved a high increase in research output in the Nature Index since 2015.

Fast-rising academic institutions in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Hepeng Jia & Mark Zastrow

These institutions have achieved significant increases in overall research output in the Nature Index since 2015.

Fast-rising research institutions in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Hepeng Jia

These institutions have achieved significant increases in research output in the Nature Index since 2015.

The 10 leading countries in natural-sciences research 上下棋牌

30 April 上下棋牌

Nature Index

These countries achieved the highest overall research output in the Nature Index.

10 countries with high-performing hubs of natural-sciences research

30 April 上下棋牌

Nature Index

The United States leads, but China上下棋牌 is closing the gap, with large gains in output since 2015.

Rising stars in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Nature Index

Chinese institutions dominate the rising stars ranks, as heavily funded initiatives to create world-class universities pay off.


Top 10 breakdown of the leading institutions in the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables

30 April 上下棋牌

Nature Index

These institutions lead in natural-sciences research in journals tracked by the Index.

Nature Index Annual Tables 上下棋牌: Measures of merit

30 April 上下棋牌

Bec Crew

With the release of the Nature Index 上下棋牌 Annual Tables, we celebrate the institutions and countries producing high-quality research in the natural sciences.

Chemistry researchers cite their own work the most

27 April 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

But we shouldn’t assume selfish motives, study says.

Warning bell for cluster hiring of researchers as survey reveals lacklustre results

24 April 上下棋牌

Chris Woolston

The 'set and forget' approach dooms group hires.

Australian and New Zealand universities dominate Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 上下棋牌

23 April 上下棋牌

Bec Crew

Leading the way on activities that promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Game-changing class of immunotherapy drugs lengthens melanoma survival rates

23 April 上下棋牌

Bianca Nogrady

A transformative treatment is giving hope to some patients with metastatic skin cancers.

Worth the cost? A closer look at the da Vinci robot’s impact on prostate cancer surgery

23 April 上下棋牌

Bec Crew

The da Vinci robotic system has become the ubiquitous method for prostate removal, but its cost and long-term outcomes for patients are raising questions.

Surviving cancer at all costs

23 April 上下棋牌

Catherine Armitage

Scientists are nudging the dial on some types of cancer more than others, but it’s fair to ask whether research is delivering value for money.

A global drive to eliminate cervical cancer

23 April 上下棋牌

Sarah DeWeerdt

Vaccination is picking up where screening left off to reduce the incidence of one of the most common cancers in women.

Three researchers who are coming at cancer from all angles

22 April 上下棋牌

Sarah DeWeerdt, Mark Zastrow & Gemma Conroy

The search for disease mechanisms and treatments is one of the biggest collaborative efforts in science. These researchers are significant contributors.

Citations double for delisted ‘ghost’ journals

21 April 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Most were probably predatory.

Better training is key to tackling plagiarism in developing countries

17 April 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Good research practices begin in the classroom.

Thousands of researchers in Australia appear on editorial boards of 'predatory' journals

15 April 上下棋牌

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

One in four said they were not aware of their names being used.

Rapid Registered Reports initiative aims to stop coronavirus researchers following false leads

14 April 上下棋牌

Jon Brock

Researchers can expect to wait days, rather than months, for the initial peer review.

5 Asia-Pacific universities that shine in the physical sciences

14 April 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Physical sciences hotspots outside China上下棋牌, based on publications in Nature Index journals.

Shut-in scientists are spending more time on research papers

9 April 上下棋牌

Nic Fleming

Suspension of face-to-face activities in the coronavirus pandemic sends researchers back to their manuscripts.

Forced shift to online teaching in coronavirus pandemic unleashes educators’ deepest job fears

9 April 上下棋牌

Richard Watermeyer et. al.*

‘Culture-change moment’ for higher education.

Behind the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus dashboard

7 April 上下棋牌

Jeffrey M. Perkel

How a spur-of-the-moment decision went viral.

Citizen crowds flock to assist coronavirus research

7 April 上下棋牌

Dyani Lewis

As long-standing public science projects and innovation networks switch focus to the pandemic, volunteers are lining up to pitch in.

Share your research story with our Nature Index audience

7 April 上下棋牌

Catherine Armitage, chief editor, Nature Index

We welcome insights, advice and opinion from the scientific community on our core topics - authorship, publication and communication of naturals sciences research, and research performance and assessment in general. Here’s the best way to reach us.

5 European institutions that stand out in the life sciences

7 April 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

These are host to some of Europe’s top-notch labs, based on publications in Nature Index journals.

Journal peer review policies attract further scrutiny

7 April 上下棋牌

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Free tools give greater clarity to authors. 

Why India lags China上下棋牌 in chemistry

3 April 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Here’s how in 5 graphics.

Advice for young scientists: Be a generalist

2 April 上下棋牌

Avi Loeb

A narrow focus on the latest hot topic can be rewarding—but it’s not necessarily a good long-term strategy.

What can your PhD supervisor do for you?

31 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Four ways to a more productive relationship.

5 Australian universities that are rising fast in the Nature Index

31 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Up-and-coming research hotspots.

How young researchers can re-shape the evaluation of their work

31 March 上下棋牌

Annemijn Algra, Inez Koopman, Rozemarijn Snoek

Looking beyond bibliometrics to evaluate success.

Leading economist predicts 4 long-term trends for higher education

26 March 上下棋牌

Bec Crew

Universities need to adapt to greater diversity and higher costs to survive.

Thinking of studying chemistry in the United States? Here are 10 universities to consider

24 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Where some of America’s high-powered chemistry research takes place.

What's wrong with the H-index, according to its inventor

24 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

“Severe unintended negative consequences”.

How to demonstrate the value of your research

20 March 上下棋牌

Carsten Lund Pedersen

A tool to help you master the four Cs: citations, communication, coverage, and collaboration.

Digital badges aren’t enough incentive for researchers to share their data

18 March 上下棋牌

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

They might not work as well as it seemed. 

5 leading universities in the Nature Index for chemistry, environmental, physical, and life sciences

17 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Are these some of busiest labs in the world?

More help needed for scientists on the front line of ecosystem loss

17 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Researchers say better support for mental health will reinforce good science.

Women rival men in scientific research publications and citations

17 March 上下棋牌

Jon Brock

But short careers set them back. 

8 big differences between the US and UK PhD experience

11 March 上下棋牌

Helen Robertson

And one important similarity.

Struggling to win grants? Here's how to crowdfund your research

10 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Making dream projects a reality. 

Researchers reveal the emotional and professional cost of drawn-out peer review

10 March 上下棋牌

Andy Tay

It can have a noticeable affect on a person's career.

Nature Index’s top 5 countries: ranked in chemistry, environmental, physical, and life sciences

6 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Where in the world are the subject strengths?

PanLingua: a free online tool that makes bioRxiv multilingual

6 March 上下棋牌

Jeffrey M. Perkel

How to read English preprints in any of the 104 languages recognized by Google Translate.

Top 10 Asia-Pacific locations for life sciences research

3 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

The rise and rise of China上下棋牌.

China上下棋牌 bans cash rewards for publishing papers

3 March 上下棋牌

Smriti Mallapaty

New policy tackles perverse incentives that drive ‘publish or perish’ culture and might be encouraging questionable research practices.

Scientists reveal what they learnt from their biggest mistakes

3 March 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

How retractions can be a way forward.

To make submissions easier, journals need to fix these 3 things - study

25 February 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Why trying to publish is often “a minefield”.

How previous outbreaks prepared researchers for coronavirus

25 February 上下棋牌

Jack Leeming

Scientists were ready with a “plug and play” protocol when COVID-19 hit.

Top 10 countries in Earth and environmental sciences research

20 February 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Canada jumps up the ranks, knocking Australia down.

Japan vs France: Top 10 universities compared

18 February 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Standouts in two research powerhouses.

TOP Factor rates journals on transparency, openness

18 February 上下棋牌

Chris Woolston

New tool seeks to change editorial practices.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of January 上下棋牌

18 February 上下棋牌

Bec Crew

Good news for ex-smokers and truth in an old wives’ tale.

How I mastered public speaking: 3 tips from an introvert

18 February 上下棋牌

Carsten Lund Pedersen

Those awkward silences aren’t as awkward as you think.

Popular preprint servers face closure because of money troubles

14 February 上下棋牌

Smriti Mallapaty

Repositories like INA-Rxiv and IndiaRxiv boost regional science, but finding cash to run them is proving difficult.

This interactive map reveals which journals cite each other the most

14 February 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Capturing the exchange of ideas.

Scientists are curious and passionate and ready to argue

12 February 上下棋牌

Catherine Armitage

A robot career adviser’s personality assessment, based on analysis of tweets.

Is research integrity training a waste of time?

12 February 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Building good research practices begins before entering the lab.

Research in China上下棋牌 is complicated by the Communist Party’s influence, says researcher who worked there

11 February 上下棋牌

Comment by Wenrui Chen

A scholar who moved to the U.S. from China上下棋牌 as a child went back to China上下棋牌 to conduct research as an adult. She found vast differences in approach.

These are the top 10 universities for natural sciences research in the United Kingdom

10 February 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

A single rising star.

Just say "no" to manels

7 February 上下棋牌

Jeffrey Perkel

There’s an app for that. 

iPosters and Betterposter: How to create a conference poster that people want to read

6 February 上下棋牌

Marc J. Kuchner

Download free templates, or make the switch to digital-only.

The world's richest people by degrees

4 February 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Yes, some of them studied science.

What are fake interdisciplinary collaborations and why do they occur?

4 February 上下棋牌

Lianghao Dai

It's not always intentional.

These are the 5 fastest rising universities in the United States

31 January 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

The movers and shakers. 

Scientists must stand up for internationalism

31 January 上下棋牌

Michael Riordan

Nationalistic trends across the world threaten the cross-border cooperation that underlies scientific progress.

These 10 countries are the world’s best in physical sciences

28 January 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Japan and Switzerland move up the ranks.

How to collaborate more effectively: 5 tips for researchers

28 January 上下棋牌

Andrea Aguilar

Participating in a collaborative effort can be extremely challenging. To get the most out of it, you need a strategic approach.

Software searches out reproducibility issues in scientific papers

28 January 上下棋牌

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Papers are getting more rigorous, but progress is slower than some researchers would like.

Don't let big names and impressive stories influence your peer review

23 January 上下棋牌

Jeff C. Clements

How to avoid being star-struck.

This simple tool can help you manage multiple research projects

23 January 上下棋牌

Carsten Lund Pedersen

How to master the art of prioritization.

These are the 10 best countries for life sciences research

20 January 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

China上下棋牌 and Australia are shaking up this group of countries leading in the life sciences.

Catastrophic Australian bushfires derail research

17 January 上下棋牌

Dyani Lewis

But scientists see chance to control invasive species and study ecosystem disruption.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of December 2019

17 January 上下棋牌

Bec Crew

The genetic basis of wealth, and a wad of ancient chewing gum.

These four journals publish the most Nobel Prize-winning papers in physics

16 January 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

And the winner is…

These are the top 10 Asia-Pacific universities for life sciences

13 January 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

The University of Tokyo leads the pack.

The push for interdisciplinary teams can lead to fake collaborations

10 January 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

Funding methods encourage dubious behaviours.

Three ways to collaborate on writing

10 January 上下棋牌

Jeffrey M. Perkel

Document-sharing tools for scientists. 

Pairing with an influential co-author gives young researchers a career-long boost

7 January 上下棋牌

Bec Crew

A potential rankings hack for less prestigious universities.

Nature Index's top rankings of 2019

7 January 上下棋牌

Gemma Conroy

The best of the best. 

Open software means kinder science

6 January 上下棋牌

Julia Stewart Lowndes

Its transformative power has improved my ability to analyze data and collaborate with other researchers.

Psychology looks to physics to solve replication crisis

6 January 上下棋牌

Jon Brock

What the CERN of psychology looks like.

How to land a faculty job

19 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

The answer might surprise you.

Peer-review for six-year-olds

17 December 2019

Bec Crew

Groundbreaking journal unearths new talent.

US biomedical agency has investigated 100 claims of inappropriate conduct this year

16 December 2019

Nidhi Subbaraman

National Institutes of Health director says the agency will begin revising its policies on harassment next year.

Five leading early career researchers in materials science

16 December 2019

Gemma Conroy, Bec Crew & Hepeng Jia

Star competitors in a highly competitive field.

Energy harvesters pick up power

13 December 2019

Mark Zastrow

New technologies are channelling incidental energy into practical uses.

These 10 countries top the ranks in chemistry research

12 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

Where the best chemistry takes place.

The fastest rising institutions in materials science: visualized

12 December 2019

Nature Index

Chinese institutions monopolize the fastest-rising ranks for materials-science output in the Nature Index.

Tomorrow’s industries: from OLEDs to nanomaterials

12 December 2019

Neil Savage

Scientific discoveries can be big business, but the road is long.

Remastering matter: materials science goes to market

12 December 2019

Catherine Armitage

The search for new industries is getting more sophisticated.

Top 10 institutions in “big science” physics and astronomy

10 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

The biggest players in high affiliation articles.

The 7 deadly sins of research

10 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

The most common stumbling blocks.

"Landscape of fear" forces Brazilian rainforest researchers into anonymity

6 December 2019

John Pickrell

Funding cuts and fear of retribution are hampering scientists’ response to the Amazonian deforestation crisis. 

Why sexual harassment needs tougher punishment

3 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

Grant and funding withdrawals should be considered, say researchers.

Top 10 young graduate universities 2019

3 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

The highest ranked institution is just 10 years old.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of November 2019

3 December 2019

Bec Crew

Alzheimer’s resistance and a black hole conundrum.

Scooped in science? Relax, credit will come your way

2 December 2019

Ewen Callaway

A study of protein databases shows that discoverers who are second to publish still end up getting a substantial portion of the recognition.

How to map the right fit for knowledge sharing

29 November 2019

Lianghao Dai & Margarete Boos

Practical tips for effective interdisciplinary collaborations.

Top 10 young universities in life sciences 2019

26 November 2019

Gemma Conroy

Revealing some impressive all-rounders.

Physics, life sciences, genetics: three big players and their top partners

26 November 2019

Nature Index

Research is a global game, yet even for top collaborators, the closest partners are mainly local.

Science funders gamble on grant lotteries

25 November 2019

David Adam

A growing number of research agencies are assigning money randomly.

Don’t let researchers recommend who reviews their work

22 November 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Some funders and publishers call it unethical, for others, it's par for the course

How to manage a multi-author megapaper

22 November 2019

Jack Leeming

Large teams can produce more impactful work, but organizing a paper produced by many can be a major challenge.

Despite political turmoil, global scientific collaboration continues to flourish

22 November 2019

Bec Crew

Connections prove resilient as researchers circumvent geopolitical obstacles.

Brexit shadow hangs over EU partnerships

21 November 2019

Mark Peplow

Uncertainty about the United Kingdom’s role in EU science is damaging research networks.

US-China上下棋牌 science weathers political ill wind

21 November 2019

Chris Woolston

Despite government tensions, collaboration between the United States and China上下棋牌 remains strong.

Foreign interference fears prompt guidelines for Australian universities

20 November 2019

Bianca Nogrady

The move comes amid concerns over China上下棋牌’s influence on Australian campuses, and after major cybersecurity breaches at one institution.

The 10 fastest rising institutions publishing in Nature and Science

19 November 2019

Gemma Conroy & Bec Crew

Meet the most-improved.

Scientists reveal weirdest things they’ve done in the name of science

19 November 2019

John Pickrell

From sending cakes into space to filling their refrigerators with cat poo, scientists detail the bizarre lengths they’ve gone to in the pursuit of research.

What kind of scientist are you?

13 November 2019

Carsten Lund Pedersen & Thomas Ritter

Identifying your own archetype with this simple tool can help your work.

Failure found to be an "essential prerequisite" for success

13 November 2019

David Noonan

Scientists use big data to understand what separates winners from losers.

Which companies are riding the Chinese science boom?

12 November 2019

Gemma Conroy

Staying strong amidst the fray. 

It’s okay to lose confidence in your previous research

12 November 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

And to be open about about it.

The 10 most common mistakes with statistics, and how to avoid them

11 November 2019

Gemma Conroy

Significant results are not the only goal.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of October 2019

8 November 2019

Bec Crew

How supreme is "supreme"?

We're incentivizing bad science

5 November 2019

James Zimring

Current research trends resemble the early 21st century’s financial bubble.

The growth of papers is crowding out old classics

4 November 2019

Gemma Conroy

The benefits of middle age. 

Top 10 fastest rising universities aged 50 and under

1 November 2019

Gemma Conroy

Making their mark.

Q&A: Bored with bad conferences? It's time to demand more

1 November 2019

Bec Crew

Calling out the time-wasters.

Q&A: 5 simple ways to make your research more reproducible

31 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Small details can make a big difference. 

Female researchers in Australia less likely to win major medical grants than males

30 October 2019

Bianca Nogrady

The results come despite a gender equity push at the National Health and Medical Research Council.

 

Top 10 Young Universities 2019

29 October 2019

Bec Crew

These are the ones to watch.

Strongest research performances for universities aged 50 and under by region

29 October 2019

Nature Index

Global rankings look different when the measure is young institutions’ output.

"It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity"

28 October 2019

Jon Brock

The meaning of failure in science.

Unmasking the hidden networks behind academic success

25 October 2019

Margath Walker

They work well for some.


Nine universities under 50 in the fast lane

25 October 2019

Gemma Conroy, Bec Crew, Hepeng Jia & Mark Zastrow

These high performers are setting the pace in the race for solutions.

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is rising rapidly up the rankings

24 October 2019

Catherine Armitage

President Subra Suresh explains the strategy behind his university’s success.

Top 10 young universities in physical sciences 2019

23 October 2019

Bec Crew

Fresh eyes and new approaches are driving physics forward.

Careless citations don't just spread scientific myths – they can make them stronger

21 October 2019

Jon Brock

How misconceptions persist and proliferate within the scientific literature.

Thousands of grant peer reviewers share concerns in global survey

21 October 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Peer review process helps funders make decisions, but researchers say it is time-consuming and lacks transparency.

The biggest reason for biomedical research retractions

18 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Detection software is not enough.

Why don’t more women win science Nobels?

16 October 2019

Mary K. Feeney

Barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.

What’s lost when research is driven primarily by funding

16 October 2019

Stephen Turner & Daryl Chubin

Productivity-oriented “science on demand” leads to caution and conformity.

These 5 EU countries are the UK’s top research partners

15 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Brexit stakes.

Highlight negative results to improve science

14 October 2019

Devang Mehta

Publishers, reviewers and other members of the scientific community must fight science’s preference for positive results — for the benefit of all, says Devang Mehta.

Q&A Kevin Burgio: 10 rules for a successful remote postdoc

11 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

How to build productive long-distance relationships.

Russian science stays at 上下棋牌

10 October 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Out of step with international norms. 

The top subjects in the top 5 countries in the Nature Index

8 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Playing to their strengths. 

This graphic shows India’s population overtaking China上下棋牌

8 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Visualizing what growth looks like.

Personal biases speed up research publication

8 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Megajournal editors under the microscope.

The untold cost of formatting manuscripts

4 October 2019

Jon Brock

Just how deep is this time and money sinkhole?

Publication is not enough, to generate impact you need to campaign

3 October 2019

Toby Green

Regarding publication as only one part of a long-term and cumulative communication campaign is integral to achieving impact.

These mind-bending visualizations show nature in motion

1 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Capturing movement on a grand scale.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of September 2019

1 October 2019

Bec Crew

The top paper had a slick social media campaign.

Don’t trust scientists? Then help collect the data

27 September 2019

Bradley Allf

Citizen science has the potential to reduce data dishonesty.

The fastest-rising institutions by country for scientific research

26 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

These are the ones to watch.

How AI trained to read scientific papers could predict future discoveries

25 September 2019

Marcello Travati

Creativity isn't the only route to discovery – automated analysis of huge amounts of data works, too.

These striking animations show the real impacts of climate change

24 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

Visualizing a grim outlook.

How researchers can improve the quality of systematic reviews

24 September 2019

Jon Brock

A guideline to boost transparency is being updated.

Italy’s rise in research impact pinned on ‘citation doping’

23 September 2019

Richard Van Noorden

Citation of Italian-authored papers by Italian researchers rose after the introduction of metrics-based thresholds for promotions.

Frequent collaborators are less likely to produce replicable results

20 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

Stick with who you don't know. 

These 10 American universities dominated life sciences in 2018

19 September 2019

Nature Index

These academic institutions in the US made the biggest contributions to the discipline in the Nature Index.

"There is a problem": Australia's top scientist Alan Finkel pushes to eradicate bad science

19 September 2019

Alan Finkel

A new publishing standard should be introduced to weed out unscrupulous research journals.

Research returnees boost China上下棋牌’s scientific impact

18 September 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

An unprecedented rise to world-class status.

South Korea’s ‘Nobel prize project’ gets overhaul

18 September 2019

Mark Zastrow

The Institute for Basic Science has been rocked by accusations of financial mismanagement over the past year.

The top universities in the best countries for scientific research

17 September 2019

Nature Index

The world's best.

This morbid simulation reveals how people tend to die

17 September 2019

Bec Crew

Trends both disturbing and revealing.

Q&A: Four false beliefs that are thwarting trustworthy research

13 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

Science doesn't self-correct – at least not fast enough.

Diversifying peer review by adding junior scientists

13 September 2019

Dan Garisto

Initiatives to train and include early-career researchers in peer review may help improve science’s quality control.

Times Higher Education releases its World University Rankings 上下棋牌

12 September 2019

Bec Crew

The United States dominates, but cracks are showing.

Elsevier investigates hundreds of peer reviewers for manipulating citations

12 September 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

The publisher is scrutinizing researchers who might be inappropriately using the review process to promote their own work.

Museum volunteering among new impact indicators for UK universities

11 September 2019

Elisabeth Jeffries

How to compare apples with apples.

These are the happiest countries in the world

10 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

Wealth isn't everything. 

Top 5 corporate institutions for scientific research in 2018

10 September 2019

Bec Crew

These organizations are the most prolific in high-quality research.

Q&A Daniele Fanelli: Retracting your own paper can lead to a spike in citations

6 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

Authors who retract papers due to an honest mistake are praised by peer-reviewers.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of August 2019

5 September 2019

Bec Crew

A month of spectacular firsts. 

Experts question China上下棋牌’s bid to create world-class journals

4 September 2019

Hepeng Jia

"Scientists always prefer to publish in the world’s top journals over domestic ones."

This graphic reveals the most innovative countries for 2019

3 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

A strong showing from Asia.

These 10 institutions published the most papers in Nature and Science in 2018

3 September 2019

Gemma Conroy, Bec Crew

From CRISPR to CLARITY, here are some of the most high-profile studies.

The hidden cost of having a eureka moment, but not being able to put it in your own words

29 August 2019

Sneha Kulkarni

Publishing in an “international” journal now refers to an English-language journal.

The allure of the journal impact factor holds firm, despite its flaws

29 August 2019

Jon Brock

“Science needs a healthy dose of its own medicine, yet refuses to take the pill.”

This simple tool shows you how to choose your mentors

28 August 2019

Carsten Lund Pedersen

"Gurus breed gurus."

This animated map shows the true size of each country

27 August 2019

Bec Crew

Everything is relative.

The top 5 healthcare institutions for scientific research in 2018

27 August 2019

Bec Crew

The largest contributors to papers published in leading journals tracked by the Nature Index from the healthcare sector in 2018.

5 features of a highly cited article

23 August 2019

Mohamed Elgendi

The difference between highly cited and lowly cited papers.

World university rankings: explained

22 August 2019

Bec Crew

How the most widely cited global rankings are measured, and which institutions made their top tens for 2019.

Government funding will be tied to uni performance from 上下棋牌

21 August 2019

Emmaline Bexley

How will performance-based funding shake out for Australian universities?

Snapshot: Princeton University impresses on two scores

20 August 2019

Bec Crew

The US’s fourth-oldest college wears the crown for high-quality research productivity among its peers.

Publishing standards help fight bias against Chinese authors

20 August 2019

Hepeng Jia

A response to concerns that editors' and peer reviewers’ confidence in Chinese authors has been eroded.

The top 10 government institutions in 2018

20 August 2019

Nature Index

These government institutions were the largest contributors to papers published in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index in 2018.

Top 5 PhD rules of the game

15 August 2019

Gemma Conroy

It’s not all about thesis writing.

Alaska governor halves massive funding cut to state university system

15 August 2019

Jonathan Lambert

Researchers at the University of Alaska still face possibility of layoffs.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of July 2019

14 August 2019

Bec Crew

Doom, gloom, and a dancing cockatoo.

"No one is immune": Alaska’s scientists despair over plan to shrink state universities

14 August 2019

Jonathan Lambert

The University of Alaska’s governing board plans to consolidate campuses to cope with a 40% cut in state funding.

Confidence in scientists is on the rise in the US, Pew survey finds

13 August 2019

Bec Crew

It’s now up there with confidence in the military. 

Top 5 NGOs for scientific research in 2018

13 August 2019

Bec Crew

These organizations are the most prolific in high-quality research.

Desperately seeking scientists

12 August 2019

Jeffrey M. Perkel

When so many email addresses on journal articles don’t work, we have a problem.

How to run a successful citizen science project

9 August 2019

Gemma Conroy

Keeping participants involved can go a long way.

Never on a Sunday! Is there a best day for submitting an article for publication?

8 August 2019

James Hartley

It could mean the difference between rejection and acceptance.

Studies suggest 5 ways to increase citation counts

7 August 2019

Bec Crew

There’s no one way to 'game the system'.

A call for funders to ban institutions that use grant capture targets

7 August 2019

Dorothy Bishop

The practice has led to peverse incentives for researchers.

Top 5 corporate–academic collaborations in biomedical sciences

6 August 2019

Bec Crew

This is what success looks like.

Ranking the most popular degrees in the US

6 August 2019

Bec Crew

Health professions have been booming.

Google Scholar reveals its most influential papers for 2019

2 August 2019

Bec Crew

These 7 high-impact papers are citations gold.

Scientists collaborate more when disaster strikes

1 August 2019

Gemma Conroy

Teaming up when things fall apart. 

Critics of peer review ask how ‘race science’ still manages to slip through

1 August 2019

Sarah Wild

Two scientific papers in South Africa have raised questions among critics about the quality - and potential biases - of international peer review.

6 ways to deal with rejection

31 July 2019

Staci Zavattaro

Rejection in academia seems particularly personal, but it doesn't have to be.

The top 10 Asia Pacific locations in science for 2018

30 July 2019

Bec Crew

Where the smaller players shine.

Out of date before it's published

30 July 2019

Jon Brock

Zika provides a vision for how to keep pace with a fast-moving research field.

Scientists reveal the creative side-projects that keep them sane

26 July 2019

Bec Crew

It’s hard to think about lab problems when you’re dangling upside-down by your ankles.

Fudged research results erode people’s trust in experts

26 July 2019

Gavin Moodie

Some academic reports are flawed, and they're undermining trust in the vast majority that are rigorous and accurate.

Writing over the holidays? Here's how to do it

25 July 2019

Chris Smith

Writing over the holidays can be effective, but should be approached thoughtfully. 

The 5 most popular scientific papers of June

24 July 2019

Bec Crew

Everything’s melting, but Boaty McBoatface is a beacon of hope.

What matters most on the road to scientific success?

24 July 2019

Viviane Callier

The skills and strategies — as well as the invisible structural factors — that contribute to scientific productivity.

Snapshot: The University of Tokyo – Asia’s star in the reputation ranks

23 July 2019

Bec Crew

The top-ranked university outside the US and UK for reputation.

Harvard University’s top 5 authors in life sciences

23 July 2019

Bec Crew

These scientists are Harvard’s most prolific authors of high-quality life sciences papers. 

10 key insights from the first research scorecards for G20 countries

19 July 2019

Bec Crew

Australia shines; the US, not so much.

Q&A Niamh Brennan: 100 rules for publishing in top journals

18 July 2019

Gemma Conroy

A checklist for success.

University of California’s showdown with Elsevier aims to change scholarly publishing for good

18 July 2019

MacKenzie Smith

The high-stakes standoff that the world's universities are watching.

Do the best academics fly more?

17 July 2019

Seth Wynes

As universities face increasing demands to reduce greenhouse emissions, they should look for ways to manage academic travel more efficiently.

Steve Jobs presents a lesson for young universities

16 July 2019

David Payne

It's time to take a risk on admissions to meet future workforce needs.

The top 10 countries in research collaboration

12 July 2019

Bec Crew

This interactive visualization reveals the tightest pairs.

Time to lift the veil on peer review

12 July 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Data analysis can improve the vetting of scientific papers, but first, publishers must agree to make the information public.

Discrimination drives LGBT+ scientists to think about quitting

11 July 2019

Elizabeth Gibney

Despite progress, many physical scientists from sexual and gender minorities experience exclusion or harassment at work, finds UK survey.

Q&A Wendy Belcher: How to write a journal article in 12 weeks

11 July 2019

Bec Crew

What they don’t teach at your institution. 

Why can't British universities be more like New York University?

10 July 2019

David Payne

Former minister reveals thwarted hopes and the limits of political interference.

Preprints boost article citations and mentions

9 July 2019

Gemma Conroy

The benefits of showing your hand early.

Here’s how to deal with failure, say senior scientists

5 July 2019

Bec Crew

Don’t take it personally.

A day in the life of women vs men

4 July 2019

Bec Crew

There just aren’t enough hours.

Four reasons to graphically illustrate your research

4 July 2019

Gemma Sou

Academic writing is often criticised for being overly complicated and impenetrable to anyone outside of a small circle of experts.

Singapore joins the rise of research integrity networks

3 July 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Global effort to combat research misconduct gathers pace.

Ban the lecture

2 July 2019

David Payne

How young universities aiming for high rankings are preparing for “Generation Alpha”.

The top 10 countries that dominate natural sciences research

1 July 2019

Nature Index

The United States reigns as the colossus but China上下棋牌 is taking up ever more space, squeezing out European stalwarts.


The top 10 countries for scientific research in 2018

1 July 2019

Bec Crew

These countries were the year's largest contributors to papers published in the past year in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index.

This clever map visualizes Earth's population as a 'human terrain'

28 June 2019

Bec Crew

Watch the rise and fall of major population hubs.

“We can do anything we want”: How young universities say they're stealing a march on older competitors

27 June 2019

David Payne

The latest Times Higher Education rankings highlight innovation among universities established since 1945 and others aged 50 and under.

Don’t let your academic career determine your every move

26 June 2019

Eva Krockow

Should early career researchers be expected to relocate regularly in order to land a permanent job?

The top 5 most popular scientific papers of May

25 June 2019

Bec Crew

Even tiny tyrannosaurs and synthetic life couldn't topple office politics.

Unravelling the mysteries of preprints and peer review

21 June 2019

Chris Woolston

A database assembles thousands of science journals’ editorial policies to boost transparency and accessibility.

The top 10 academic institutions in 2018: normalized

20 June 2019

Nature Index

This ranking shows which institutions might be punching above their weight in producing high-quality research.

The top 10 academic institutions in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

Among the world’s academic institutions, these were the largest contributors to articles tracked by the Nature Index.

The top 10 institutions for chemistry in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These 10 institutions in the Nature Index were the largest contributors to chemistry papers published in 82 leading journals in 2018.

The top 10 institutions for Earth and environmental sciences in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These 10 institutions in the Nature Index were the largest contributors to papers in Earth and environmental sciences published in 82 leading journals in 2018.

The top 10 institutions for physical sciences in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These institutions were the largest contributors to physical-science papers for 2018 published in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index.

The top 10 institutions for life sciences in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These institutions were the largest contributors to life-sciences papers published in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index in 2018.

The top 10 research institutions for 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These institutions were the largest contributors to papers published in the past year in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index.

A “petting zoo for code” makes studies easier to reproduce

18 June 2019

Jeffrey M. Perkel

A new tool helps users to compose, compute and publish reproducible articles.

Gender is not the biggest barrier to career success

14 June 2019

Gemma Conroy

Study paints bleak picture of disadvantage attached to ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

No paper, no PhD? India rethinks graduate student policy

13 June 2019

Gayathri Vaidyanathan

A committee has recommended scrapping a rule that requires PhD students to publish articles.

The top 5 most talked-about studies of April

29 May 2019

Bec Crew

The fall of insects, the rise of zombie brains, and the catalysts of political unrest dominated the conversation around April's research offerings.

Companies persist with biomedical papers

28 May 2019

Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon, Wesley Cohen,Andrea Patacconi

Corporate research in the life sciences endures, despite diminishing in other fields of science.

Stem-cell and genetic therapies make a healthy marriage

27 May 2019

Bianca Nogrady

This scientific partnership could fight everything from blood diseases to HIV.

New tools for new treatments

24 May 2019

Jennifer Cooke & Bec Crew

From antibiotics and organoids to CRISPR, improved biomedical methods and apparatus are enabling new therapies.

Lili Milani banks Estonia’s genomic potential

23 May 2019

Bec Crew

At the Estonian Genome Centre, the geneticist and her team are investigating the impact of genetic variations on drug metabolism and adherence to prescriptions.

The top 9 authors in the biomedical sciences for 2018

20 May 2019

Bec Crew

From genetics to nanomaterials, these researchers are making big leaps in the biomedical sciences.

The top 10 institutions in biomedical sciences in 2018

17 May 2019

Bec Crew

The US has a handy lead in the biomedical sciences, but China上下棋牌 is hot on its heels.

Rapid progress transforms ideals of health

16 May 2019

Bianca Nogrady

Ethical and equity challenges become more urgent.

In science, some ideas are more contagious than others

13 May 2019

Viviane Callier

An infectious disease model shows that ideas from prestigious institutions are more likely to spread farthest.

10 tips for tweeting research

9 May 2019

Bec Crew

Experts weigh in on how to make the most of a tweet.

For scientists skittish about Twitter, here's a plan

8 May 2019

Bec Crew

Researchers need to rethink their aversion to talking about their work on social media, says digital sociologist Mark Carrigan.

How academics should use Twitter

7 May 2019

Bec Crew

Conservative social media guidelines stifle scientists' voices. 

Impact factors are still widely used in academic evaluations

18 April 2019

Holly Else

Survey finds that 40% of research-intensive universities mention the controversial metric in review documents — despite efforts to dampen its influence.

Unconscious bias limits women's careers

15 April 2019

Smriti Mallapaty

The vast gender gap in Japanese science has leading women researchers calling for change.

Chemistry is the fastest path to a Nobel prize

9 April 2019

Gemma Conroy

Sorry, economists. A new study pinpoints the age at which Nobel Laureates produce their transformative work. 


Career mobility: Researchers change places to progress

1 April 2019

Smriti Mallapaty (Data analysis by Rodrigo Costas Comesana)

Moving countries to further a career in science has its benefits, but it isn’t an option for everyone.

Japan's global connectors boost scientific research collaboration

24 March 2019

Catherine Armitage, David McNeill & Smriti Mallapaty

Six scientists whose transformative work reaches across borders.

Japanese universities test collaboration

21 March 2019

David McNeill

Insular institutions seek ways to better accommodate international research partners.

Drawing on experience to help scientists tell their stories

19 March 2019

Jeffrey M. Perkel

The BioRender web tool lets researchers easily create sophisticated scientific illustrations.

My CV is gender biased. Here’s what I plan to do about it

13 March 2019

Arian Wallach

A confession: I can count on a single hand the number of women I have invited to collaborate with me on publications and grants.

Novel findings rare from international collaborations

7 March 2019

Caroline S. Wagner, Travis Whetsell & Satyam Mukherjee

Global teams shy away from risky research.

For risky research with great potential, dive deep

25 February 2019

Smriti Mallapaty

Multimillion-dollar experiment generates tools to study marine microorganisms.

"A love letter to your future self": What scientists need to know about FAIR data

11 February 2019

Jon Brock

Following these guiding principles for sharing data can help researchers get ahead.

How Brexit threatens Irish science’s cross-border collaboration

31 January 2019

Declan Butler

Peace and common membership of the European Union have allowed scientists in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to build a unique, cross-border research system.

What bioRxiv’s first 30,000 preprints reveal about biologists

24 January 2019

Joshua Rapp Learn

More than 1 million studies are now downloaded from the site every month, mostly in neuroscience, bioinformatics and genomics.

Hidden lake on Mars raises questions

22 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

Radar data of the red planet’s south pole had scientists deliberating over the possibilities. Could it really be liquid water?

In a race for mentions, it’s open season on researchers

18 January 2019

Alexandra Lippman and Christopher Kelty

The growing clamour for open access results makes scientists vulnerable, say Alexandra Lippman and Christopher Kelty.

A tally of mass destruction

15 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

A massive study on the planet’s biomass was among the top five most talked-about articles of 2018.

China上下棋牌's Belt and Road Initiative finds new research partners in Europe

11 January 2019

Marijk van der Wende & Robert Tijssen

Smaller member states are the beneficiaries of China上下棋牌's global trade and diplomacy project.

Coral bleaching pushes alarm buttons

9 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

A study revealing the decline of the Great Barrier Reef was one of the most discussed articles of 2018.

China上下棋牌's place among the stars

8 January 2019

Mark Zastrow

The FAST telescope dish, stretching half a kilometre, will thrust China上下棋牌’s radio astronomers into a role of global leadership.

China上下棋牌: Small science grows in large hands

4 January 2019

Sarah O'Meara

China上下棋牌’s nanotech industry is forging ahead, with high funding levels, a maturing talent pool, and international experience.

An unpalatable message about the climate’s point of no return

3 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

A dire warning from climate scientists was the second most discussed paper in the past year.

Data brief: Female first-authors attract more readers

2 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

The work of female researchers has a broader impact than citation analysis suggests, but not in India.

False news travels fast

28 December 2018

Gemma Conroy

One of the year’s hottest papers shows online story-tellers are lukewarm when it comes to truth.

Egypt and Pakistan had highest rise in research output in 2018

27 December 2018

Anita Makri

Global production of scientific papers hit an all-time high this year, estimates show, with emerging economies rising fastest.

China上下棋牌: Quality deficit belies the hype

24 December 2018

Futao Huang

Few Chinese researchers are regarded as global leaders, as the pressure for rapid output prevails.

Stop, Start, Rewind: A front-seat view of mouse development

20 December 2018

Jeffrey M. Perkel

A new microscope allows researchers to track single cells in developing embryos, forward and backward in time.

China上下棋牌: Engineering a biomedical revolution

17 December 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

A permissive regulatory climate and a pragmatic approach has seen China上下棋牌’s bioscience sector soar.

China上下棋牌: Yielding results to feed a people

14 December 2018

Hepeng Jia

Studies to improve the productivity, resistance and taste of rice crops are central to China上下棋牌’s commanding position in plant biology.

China上下棋牌: All eyes on the prize

13 December 2018

Catherine Armitage

To become a world-leading scientific nation in every sense, China上下棋牌 needs to close the quality gap.

Science cities: Discovery central

5 December 2018

Hepeng Jia

A hive of innovation, Wuhan has stormed up the Nature Index, but competition for talent is heating up.

Racial and ethnic disparities in NIH funding

29 November 2018

Raynard Kington & Donna Ginther

Research is elucidating a complicated phenomenon.

Science cities: A European heavyweight

27 November 2018

Hristio Boytchev

A rich research network has secured Munich’s position as a centre of science in Europe.

Data brief: Citizen science papers have more impact

23 November 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Public involvement in science has citation benefits, but these are often fleeting.

Q&A Kelly Robinson: Sample archive serves as a plankton ecologist’s rainy-day fund

22 November 2018

Jeffrey M. Perkel

A massive collection of sea creatures turns out to be a gold mine of research opportunities.

Science Cities: A venture under pressure

20 November 2018

Katherine Bourzac

Scientific innovation has long powered the San Francisco Bay Area’s economy, but community and political challenges could undermine progress.

Scientists struggle with confusing journal guidelines

14 November 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Global survey finds that unclear publishing policies place an additional burden on many scientists who don’t speak English as a first language.

Data Brief: US companies spend more on research

8 November 2018

Gemma Conroy

Businesses spent a small, but growing, amount of their R&D budgets on basic science.

From Tehran to Wuhan: Peripheral cities make an impact

6 November 2018

Marion Maisonobe, Laurent Jégou & Guillame Cabanac

The growing contribution of second-tier cities is narrowing the gap in research production.

Science Cities: São Paulo stands firm (but for how long?)

2 November 2018

Herton Escobar

The Latin American hub carries the scientific weight of a financially stricken country.

Science Cities: The cape of change

1 November 2018

Linda Nordling

Africa’s science star is confronting its colonial past to set a more inclusive research scene, benefitting more of its citizens.

First analysis of ‘pre-registered’ studies shows sharp rise in null findings

30 October 2018

Matthew Warren

Logging hypotheses and protocols before performing research seems to work as intended: to reduce publication bias for positive results.

Data Brief: First in, best dressed for EU healthcare research funding

26 October 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Only 3% of EU grant funds went to new entrants to the union between 2007 and 2016.

China上下棋牌 hides identities of top scientific recruits amidst growing US scrutiny

22 October 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Scholars fear that affiliation with the high-status Thousand Talents scheme could make them targets of FBI investigations.

Less prestigious institutions deliver better value for grant money

18 October 2018

Catherine Armitage

Study finds "wasteful" skew in biomedical research funding towards those at the top.

Discovery relies on strong support staff

17 October 2018

David Langley & Therina Theron

A lack of trained administrators is holding African scientists back.

From punish to empower: A blame-free approach to research misconduct

16 October 2018

Lex Bouter

Research institutions have a duty to foster integrity, and that includes monitoring.

Iran, Brazil and Austria rise in prominence in the Nature Index

12 October 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Strength in different sectors, subjects and regions contributes to a country's success.

The right tools to empower researchers

11 October 2018

J. Britt Holbrook

Too many tools used to promote accountability benefit research managers and for-profit companies at the expense of individual researchers.

Power balance in clinical trials exposed

9 October 2018

Gemma Conroy

Industry funders routinely take charge of analysis and reporting.

The Nobel gender gap is worse than you think

8 October 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The Nature Index looks at the share of science medals and prizes that have gone to women.

The top rising stars in the Nature Index

5 October 2018

Anja Krieger et al.

Although China上下棋牌 leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over.

From postdoc to prosperity

4 October 2018

Emma Compton-Daw

Universities need to prepare researchers for life beyond academia.

When breaking free is a mark of success

3 October 2018

Gemma Conroy

Two new measures aim to assess researchers' independence from their former lab heads. 

Green shoots: The astonishing growth of 6 young universities

26 September 2018

Gemma Conroy et al.

These institutions have made great strides over the past three years in their production of high-quality research.

How predictable is scientific success?

24 September 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Even sophisticated, data-driven models of academic careers have trouble forecasting the highs and lows.

11 up-and-coming researchers in the natural sciences

20 September 2018

Catherine Armitage et al.

These newcomers are making their mark in science across the disciplines.

The cost of staying put

18 September 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

In academia’s great migration, some researchers are at a disadvantage.

Africa should set own standards of research excellence

13 September 2018

Munyaradzi Makoni

'Most highly cited' criterion is not the most appropriate.

Peer reviewers unmasked: largest global survey reveals trends

11 September 2018

Inga Vesper

Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.

Open framework tackles backwards science

6 September 2018

Jeffrey M. Perkel

Good news for grackles 

Gender inequalities in science won’t self-correct: it’s time for action

5 September 2018

Sarah Hamylton et al.

"For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because 'things' were changing for young women. Twenty years later 'things' had not changed.

High-profile journals put to reproducibility test

30 August 2018

Philip Ball

Researchers replicated 62% of social-behaviour findings published in Science and Nature — a result matched almost exactly by a prediction market.

Could blockchain unblock science?

29 August 2018

Jon Brock

The technology has potential to solve some transparency problems, but there are many obstacles to clear first.

Q&A Koenraad Debackere: Impact assessment to become more complex

28 August 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

We need to define impact more clearly to be able to measure it effectively.

Lost in Japan, a generation of brilliant women

24 August 2018

Catherine Armitage

Outcry greeted the news that a Tokyo medical school was rigging entrance exam results to favour men, but prominent female scientists say the problem goes further.  

Furiously surfing the wave to scientific success

23 August 2018

Merlin Crossley

From the top of the wave the view is sweet, but it's all too easy to fall off.

The A to Z of paper authorship

21 August 2018

Gemma Conroy

It's bad news for Z but A is AOK for authors listed alphabetically. 

How freely should scientists share their data?

16 August 2018

Daniel Barron

The Open Science movement champions transparency, but how much and how quickly is a matter of dispute.

China上下棋牌 digs deep on environmental research

16 August 2018

Hepeng Jia

As China上下棋牌’s scientists strive to produce research with global prestige, urgent local environmental problems jostle for attention.

European Commission to consult the people on science spending priorities

14 August 2018

Elisabeth Jeffries

Radical proposal will be difficult to implement, say NGOs.

Europe pulls together in scientific union

9 August 2018

Catherine Armitage

Smaller countries rely more on regional collaborations than on domestic interaction.  

Q&A Adam Russell: The search for automated tools to rate research reproducibility

8 August 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

A US project is exploring the use of software to assign confidence levels to published research.  

Gravitational pull

3 August 2018

Sarah DeWeerdt

Interdisciplinary encounters across the geosciences are yielding new insights into the workings of Earth and beyond.

Japan weighs the value of imported academics

2 August 2018

Futao Huang

Foreign faculty in Japan are less productive than their local counterparts on many measures, but better connected to global collaborations. 

Science career ads are disproportionately seen by men

1 August 2018

Dina Fine Maron

Marketing algorithms prevent many women from seeing the advertising, even though it’s illegal to target jobs to one gender.

Indian translation pipeline in patent need of overhaul

31 July 2018

Virat Markandeya

Report recommends removing obstacles to the conversion of scientific research into products and services. 

For the sake of science, it’s time to break ranks

26 July 2018

Anja Krieger

Researchers call for a change in evaluation to recognise the importance of reproducibility.

Early-career researchers herald change

25 July 2018

David Nicholas et al.*

The younger generation sees a collaborative system as key to discovery and advancement, a three-year tracking project reveals. 

Philippines sweetens deal for scientists who return 上下棋牌

24 July 2018

Andrew Silver

The government is trying to bolster its research workforce but academics say more needs to be done to improve the sector.

Q&A Karen Seto: Paving the way to an urban future

20 July 2018

Catherine Armitage

The scale of growth in cities challenges scientists and policy-makers.

Annual tables 2018: China上下棋牌 and Japan lead in chemistry

19 July 2018

Gemma Conroy

Institutions in China上下棋牌 and Japan dominate the chemistry top 10 in the Nature Index.

India’s pick of institutions for prestige list draws fire

18 July 2018

T.V. Padma

One of them does not yet exist.

2018 Annual tables: Healthcare leads in the index

16 July 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Large pharmaceutical companies dominate the list of leading corporate institutions in the index.

Earth and environmental sciences must zoom in on the big picture

13 July 2018

Richard Kingsford

Academic reward structures discourage the pursuit of vital research.

Steps to a top-scoring impact case study

12 July 2018

Mark Reed et. al.

Describing the benefits of excellent research in simple language gets high marks in the REF.

British universities fail at research integrity self-regulation

11 July 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

One-quarter of surveyed institutions admit to not complying with guidelines.

Green stories greatest hits

7 July 2018

Gemma Conroy

We look at the top 5 Earth and environmental science articles by Altmetric Score from 2012 to 2017.

A better measure of research from the global south

6 July 2018

Jean Lebel & Robert McLean

Funders Jean Lebel and Robert McLean describe a new tool for judging the value and validity of science that attempts to improve lives.

Words count: the evolution of Earth and environmental sciences

5 July 2018

Nature Index

Discover the trending terms in the field, from climate to water and meteorites to mercury.

India struggles to select 20 elite universities

3 July 2018

T.V. Padma

Two years since the Institutions of Eminence project was announced, none have been selected.

Scientists build green connections

29 June 2018

Catherine Armitage and Aaron Ballagh

Networks of researchers across disciplines and across the world are working to solve some of humanity's biggest problems.

Nature Index introduces multilateral collaboration score

28 June 2018

Catherine Armitage

A new measure accounts for research collaboration within and between groups

Earth and environmental sciences in the line of fire

28 June 2018

Katherine Bourzac

By modelling the course of climate change, scientists are building an arsenal to prepare for its impact.

African scientists launch their own preprint server

25 June 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The free, online outlet is one of a growing number for academics on the continent to share their work.

Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub leaves some scientists uneasy

22 June 2018

Andrew Silver

They fear the online platform will become less open, but other researchers say the buyout could make GitHub more useful.

Australian researchers ‘vulnerable’ under new code of conduct

20 June 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Lack of independent oversight in examining alleged breaches leaves academics at the whim of institutions.

The cost of turmoil for Mediterranean scientists

15 June 2018

Kristen McTighe

From a failed coup in Turkey, to prolonged financial crises in Greece and Spain, researchers in the region are struggling to keep up. 

10 institutions that dominated science in 2017

12 June 2018

Gemma Conroy

These top 10 institutions in the Nature Index were the largest contributors to papers published in 82 leading journals in the past year.

When it comes to reproducible science, Git is code for success

11 June 2018

Jeffrey Perkel

And the key to its popularity is the online repository and social network, GitHub.

2018 Annual Tables: Tsinghua joins elite group of research universities

7 June 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Two Beijing-based universities are among the top 10 academic institutions in the Nature Index.

China上下棋牌 gets serious about research integrity

6 June 2018

Hepeng Jia

The country’s highest executive body issues clear guidelines for dealing with scientific misconduct.

Revisions to the Nature Index

6 June 2018

Nature Index

A revised list of journals improves the balance of disciplines between the natural sciences.

Italian scientists increase self-citations in response to promotion policy

4 June 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Study reveals how research evaluations can lead to self-serving behaviour.

Who gets credit? Survey digs into the thorny question of authorship

31 May 2018

Giorgia Guglielmi

Most researchers agree that drafting papers and interpreting results deserve recognition — but opinions don’t always match authorship guidelines.

Citation analysis reveals the game changers

29 May 2018

Gemma Conroy

A study identifies papers that stand the test of time.

Q&A Mary Frank Fox: Time to ditch the leaky pipeline model

25 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Policies should account for the institutional factors that discriminate against women.

Scientists get more bang for their buck if given more freedom

23 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Multi-national study challenges long-held assumptions about efficiency.

Scientists reveal their sacrifices for the sake of work

21 May 2018

John Pickrell

Palaeontologists, biologists are among researchers whose social media reflections reveal what they have given up in the pursuit of science.

Rockefeller tops Leiden university ranking for eighth consecutive year

20 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The small university stands out for its citation impact relative to its size.

Wikipedia’s top-cited scholarly articles — revealed

16 May 2018

Giorgia Guglielmi

Gene collections and astronomy studies dominate the list of the most-cited publications with DOIs on the popular online encyclopaedia.

Cancer funding in the UK fits global pattern of gender bias

15 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Women receive fewer and smaller grants across the world.

Open-access model is a return to the origins of journal publishing

11 May 2018

Gavin Moodie

Until recently, many university and society journals operated at a loss, says Gavin Moodie.

India picks up the pace against emerging economies

10 May 2018

Nature Index

In just a year, the number of Indian institutions in the Times Higher Education ranking has risen by 15 to 42.

UK challenges US in Nobel dominance

9 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

A per-capita analysis of physics, chemistry and medicine laureates since the turn of the century reveals the United Kingdom as the most prolific nation.

Luck of the draw

7 May 2018

Dorothy Bishop

Funders should assign research grants via a lottery system to reduce human bias, says Dorothy Bishop.

India culls 4,305 dubious journals from approved list

3 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The higher-education advisory agency is cleaning up its registry of approved journals, but academics say the list should be abolished.

Science in North Korea: How easing the nuclear stand-off might bolster research

2 May 2018

Richard Van Noorden

The isolated nation publishes fewer than 100 scholarly articles a year — but as political tensions thaw, researchers hope for greater collaboration.

Q&A Felicitas Hesselmann: Vague and varied retractions point to weakness in the scientific community

1 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The scientific method is not applied in dealing with aberrant research behaviour.

Ten reasons to share your data

27 April 2018

Amanda S. Barnard

Making data available to the larger scientific community has many benefits.

April publishing lull follows end-of-year academic flurry

26 April 2018

Gemma Conroy

Workloads influence when authors submit papers to journals.

Japan faces down disaster

24 April 2018

Tim Hornyak

An institute’s work on warning and mitigation systems for catastrophic events is a national priority.

Osaka hastens industry partnerships

23 April 2018

Ichiko Fuyuno

Osaka University bets on commercial-academic collaborations to survive.

Science must rise up to support people like me

20 April 2018

Aaron Schaal

Institutions could do more to support researchers who have disabilities, says Aaron Schaal.

Q&A Trish Greenhalgh: Linear impact narratives encourage easy science

19 April 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The REF’s approach to impact incentivizes research that can be obviously linked to outcomes.

Pillars of a smart society: From blockchain to surgical robots

18 April 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Across the scientific fields, Japanese researchers are bringing together the virtual and real worlds.

Adjusted metric explainer

17 April 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The new metric will account for annual global changes in the Nature Index corpus.

Applied Physics Letters publishes ‘fewer, but better’ articles

17 April 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Noted journal among several reducing article counts in a competitive market.

Japan bets on science diplomacy

16 April 2018

Daniel Hurst

International collaborations are rising, but not enough to put Japan on the global researcher circuit.

Scientists hit the streets to command policy-makers’ attention

14 April 2018

John C. Besley & Kathryn O’Hara

A survey of Canadian scientists finds that evidence-based policy is a top priority.

Keep predators out with a low-spam diet

13 April 2018

Jeffrey Perkel

Clever email strategies can help fight the scourge of academic inboxes.

Scientists go to great lengths in reviewing high-quality research

11 April 2018

Gemma Conroy

An analysis of review length raises questions about what quantity means for quality.

AI engineers, data scientists - Japan needs you

10 April 2018

Tim Hornyak

Japan's vision of a high-tech, 'super-smart' society relies on sustained investment to arrest scientific decline.

Indian university rankings inherently inconsistent

9 April 2018

Thomas Manuel

Anomalies in the third national assessment of Indian institutions intensify criticisms of linking the exercise to funding.

Japanese institutions resist reform

6 April 2018

Ichiko Fuyuno

Efforts to improve Japan's scientific status include top-down institutional change, but tradition is hard to break.

How researchers are ensuring that their work has an impact

5 April 2018

Jack Leeming

Finding purpose and meaning in the lab. 

It’s time for the US to get serious about funding open access

4 April 2018

Rachael Samberg et al.

University of California libraries tackle the transition from subscription-based publishing to sustainable open access.

What’s wrong with the journal impact factor in 5 graphs

3 April 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Scholars love to hate the journal impact factor, but how flawed is it?

Women paid 20% less in top UK research institutions

29 March 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Gender pay gap reports reveal extent of male favoritism in the UK.

Experts fear irrelevance for assessment of research relevance

28 March 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Australian academics will need to prove that they have demonstrated the usefulness of their work to communities, industry and government.

Women left out of impact assessments

27 March 2018

Julie Davies and Emily Yarrow

Consideration should be given to the research impact agenda’s effects on female academics, say Julie Davies and Emily Yarrow.

China上下棋牌's science ministry gets power to attract more foreign scientists

23 March 2018

Hepeng Jia

Science super-ministry gains new remit to develop policies that benefit international researchers.

Japanese government urges young scientists towards industry

23 March 2018

Nature Index

With permanent academic jobs scarce, the government wants industry to utilize young talent. 

The undercover academic keeping tabs on ‘predatory’ publishing

22 March 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Following the shutdown of Beall’s list, blacklists that warn against questionable publishers are in demand.

Stand aside UTokyo, Gakushuin shows size isn’t everything

22 March 2018

Tim Hornyak

Gakushuin University is the top-ranking institution when assessed on the quality of its research in the natural sciences.

Drug research priorities at odds with global disease toll

16 March 2018

Alfredo Yegros et al.

COMMENT: Large pharmaceutical companies do not target their scientific efforts on the deadliest diseases.

Why are scientists anxious?

14 March 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Public regard for scientists is as strong as ever, but you wouldn't know it.

‘Bronze’ open access supersedes green and gold

12 March 2018

Jon Brock

Publishers can deny access to the majority of open-access articles at their discretion.

New tools track article buzz online

9 March 2018

Jeffrey Perkel

A new service allows researchers to access raw social media data.

Japan's woman problem

8 March 2018

Noriko Osumi

Less than 15% of researchers in Japan are female. Urgent culture change is needed, argues Noriko Osumi.

Not so fast. Who really leads the world in science?

2 March 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

China上下棋牌 produces the most scientific articles, but lags on other measures. 

Researchers coy about complete review transparency

28 February 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Survey reveals reluctance to take open peer review to the limit.

Network seeks to lift African research integrity

23 February 2018

Munyaradzi Makoni

A regional alliance of researchers is giving voice to a neglected community.

United States and South Korea the world’s biggest science novelty acts

21 February 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Tool that tallies engagement with new biomedical concepts seeks to reward novelty.

UK researchers want quotas to redress lack of diversity

16 February 2018

Anthea Lacchia

Efforts to increase diversity in research assessment panels don’t cut it.

China上下棋牌 and the United States are science sweethearts

14 February 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

It's hard to believe, but the two largest rivals for global science leadership, are also the closest companions.

Q&A John Ioannidis: Biomedicine warms to preprints

13 February 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

It’s wrong to dismiss preprint repositories as the junkyards of science, warns Ioannidis.

The rise and rise of Chinese universities

7 February 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

China上下棋牌 climbs the THE Asian university rankings, but Singapore is still first.

The perils of perpetuating postcolonial biases in research

5 February 2018

Munyaradzi Makoni

A proliferation of partnerships between academics and development practitioners pose ethical and practical concerns.

Paper authorship goes hyper

30 January 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

A single field is behind the rise of thousand-author papers.

World’s oldest fossils rock the web

25 January 2018

Gemma Conroy

A controversial fossil discovery has whipped up online discussions about alien life.

The secrets of Switzerland’s surprisingly high citations success

24 January 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Small countries have an outsized presence among the scientific elite.

Women edged out of last-named authorships in top journals

22 January 2018

Jon Brock

A Prestige Index exposes the gender bias in author lists published in top science journals.

International collaborations growing fast

19 January 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

More countries are taking part in cross-border partnerships, but inequality remains.

Post-truth tribalism is just the status quo

18 January 2018

Ross Gittins

COMMENT: In a noisy arena, scientists must become more effective communicators.

Artificial womb system raises ethical debate

15 January 2018

Gemma Conroy

A system for bringing premature baby lambs to gestational term caused much online debate about whether the technology should be applied to humans.

The invisible leg-up for males in science

12 January 2018

Merlin Crossley

COMMENT: A professor reflects on his privilege.

Dinosaur fossil ruffles feathers online

11 January 2018

Gemma Conroy

Flesh and feathers trapped in amber were the talk of the internet in 2017.

Disagreement over the legal definition of misconduct

9 January 2018

Yojana Sharma

Without clear and consistent terminology, policing can be tricky.

Girls will be girls? Gender stereotyping among six-year olds sparks debate

5 January 2018

Gemma Conroy

A study revealing that girls are more likely to link brilliance with boys than with their own gender made headlines on the web.

Pharma could cut its losses with a bit of sharing

2 January 2018

Phillip Phan & Dean Wong

COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.

Designer babies, the year’s most talked about story from a Nature Index-tracked journal

29 December 2017

Gemma Conroy

A gene-editing breakthrough topped all other papers for online attention.

Why we left academia: Corporate scientists reveal their motives

28 December 2017

Elie Dolgin

Five scientists discuss the reasons they moved to an industry lab.

Companies are outsourcing discovery to external partners

26 December 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Stepping back from in-house science, companies are relying heavily on universities and government institutions for knowledge.

Scientists tainted by misconduct of former collaborators

21 December 2017

Dyani Lewis

The stigma has a punitive effect on citations for prior collaborators of fraudulent researchers.

In Japan, corporates make reluctant partners

20 December 2017

Ichiko Fuyuno

The Japanese government wants to lure more industry funding into universities, but companies need to be convinced they’ll get value.

Industry links boost research output

18 December 2017

Neil Savage

New findings suggest corporate collaboration encourages academic productivity.

Female researchers add their superiors as authors

15 December 2017

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Survey finds that women are more prone to recognizing honorary co-authors in papers, but less likely to pad citation lists.

Here’s what’s wrong with companies backing out of science

12 December 2017

Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi

COMMENT: The withdrawal of large US corporations from research is narrowing the scope of innovation.

The shifting corporate–academic relationship in pictures

11 December 2017

Nature Index

Research partnerships between industry and academia have more than doubled in five years.

The top academic and corporate partners in the Nature Index

8 December 2017

Mark Zastrow

Exploring complementary strengths is the key to success in industry–academia science partnerships.

Help wanted: Industry seeks science alliances

7 December 2017

Katharine Gammon

Companies publishing high-quality research are looking to academia for assistance.

A fix for open-access cost barriers

6 December 2017

Elie Dolgin

What if it was funders and libraries instead of authors who paid processing fees?

India's misfire on predatory publishing hits open access

5 December 2017

T.V. Padma

In trying to thwart predators, the government is penalizing researchers who publish in genuine open-access journals.

Local, not global, links boost productivity

4 December 2017

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

There’s no substitute for physical proximity, say researchers.

Corporate collaboration boosts buzz on research

1 December 2017

Nature Index

Papers authored by academic and corporate partners are more widely discussed online.

China上下棋牌's citations catching up

30 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

Papers from China上下棋牌 are growing in influence and volume, yet the US remains supreme.

New research format rewards curiosity

29 November 2017

Jon Brock

Unfettered inquiry now has a publishing outlet.

Students in research: Cost or investment?

28 November 2017

Sujata Gupta

Undergraduate research programmes are expensive, and the benefits can be hard to measure.

An alternative metric for Chinese social media chatter

27 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

Researchers develop a tool for tracking academic activity and impact on WeChat. 

This midwestern US state has great chemistry

24 November 2017

Cassandra Willyard

Key investments in people and infrastructure have turned Illinois into a state of substance.

China上下棋牌 leads BRICS university rankings

23 November 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

7 out of the top 10 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2018 are in the east-Asian nation.

Obsession with novelty sidelines deeper learning

22 November 2017

Brian Owens

Too much focus on generating new ideas in science is driving the replication crisis.

Global research gaps thwart Ebola response

21 November 2017

Elie Dolgin

The lack of research institutes with links to Africa has scientists worried about the next Ebola outbreak.

Strategies to sidestep selfish peer reviewers

20 November 2017

Jon Brock

Researchers point to options for tackling bias against competitors.

Retractions pulling China上下棋牌 back

17 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

Call for tougher sanctions in response to growth in papers recalled for misconduct.

The problem with chasing publications

16 November 2017

Julia Lane

COMMENT: National initiatives that track people, rather than papers, will lead to better science in the United States.

Shenzhen and Guangzhou fight it out for top campuses

15 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

The upstart wants to copy its neighbour's academic success.

Where next for Catalonian science?

14 November 2017

Monica G. Salomone

Push for Catalonian independence evokes mixed reactions from scientists in the region.

Young scientists flail in sink or swim system

13 November 2017

Elie Dolgin

More support is needed to keep early-career investigators in a biomedical research career

Scramble for US science dollars set to intensify

10 November 2017

Scott Andes and Daniel Correa

Even if the biggest cuts since World War II don't eventuate, alternative funding sources must be found. 

Canada’s future as a refuge for researchers could be short-lived

9 November 2017

Ian Munroe

An open society makes Canada an attractive destination for students and scientists, but only as long as government promises for increased funding are met.

Europe opens arms to post-Brexit research migrants

8 November 2017

Anna Petherick

For centuries a hub of ideas and trade, London is embracing ambitious developments to boost research and local connections, despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit.

Trouble at the top

7 November 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Declining outputs in California, Massachusetts, New York and Maryland have made the biggest dent in US science.

Senior scholars stick together

6 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

Junior researchers left out of collaborations in key science fields, study finds. 

Look west for resistance

3 November 2017

Katharine Gammon

With the most to lose from looming federal funding cuts, California's researchers take a stand.

Testing times for US science

2 November 2017

Nature Index

At the current pace, China上下棋牌 could overtake the US as the global science leader within a decade.

Beijing and Shanghai are in a league of their own

1 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

China上下棋牌's political and economic centres connect on a scientific level.

UK research integrity code ineffective

31 October 2017

Yojana Sharma

A parliamentary hearing on research misconduct finds little evidence of improvement.   

The 7 ingredients for building a science city

30 October 2017

Nature Index

What does it take to create a metropolis of knowledge and innovation?

Spain's science rivalry

27 October 2017

Monica G. Salomone

Barcelona lures scientists while Madrid is bound by bureaucracy.

On the biotech block

26 October 2017

Alexandra Ossola

New York's expensive office and lab spaces have deterred innovative life science firms, but with growing support for start-ups, the scene is changing.

The unexpected reason researchers choose open access

25 October 2017

Yojana Sharma

Open-access publishing held to the same standards as paid subscription journals.

Where the streets are paved with ideas

24 October 2017

Richard Florida

COMMENT: Most of the world's research and entrepreneurship is concentrated in a few megacities.


Study highlights gender imbalance in peer review

23 October 2017

Jon Brock

Women peer review fewer papers than men but are more likely to reject the papers they review, a new study shows.

Destination Daejeon

20 October 2017

Mark Zastrow

A focus on basic research is shifting scientific resources from Seoul to South Korea's central city.


Metropolis of minds

19 October 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Nature Index 2017 Science Cities looks at the challenges for established science cities and highlights some rising hotspots.

Rush to publish weakens scientific integrity, study finds

18 October 2017

Gemma Conroy

A new model suggests bias towards novel results is driving down reproducible research.

UK deliberations leave young researchers in limbo

16 October 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Lack of clarity on changes to the country's research assessment system provokes anxiety among early-career researchers.

China上下棋牌's pick of university winners raises eyebrows

13 October 2017

Hepeng Jia

Many fear a plan to elevate 42 universities to world class status will deepen inequality.

Automated software saves researchers valuable hours

12 October 2017

Brian Owens

Online tools are lightening the load for authors and journal editors.

Time to open the curtains on peer review

11 October 2017

Yojana Sharma

Transparency should be the new normal, says peer review leader. 

High-impact papers score well in REF, study finds

9 October 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Researchers in the UK find that the impact factor of journal articles matches judgements by a panel of experts on research quality.

New tool tracks gender imbalance in medicine

6 October 2017

Gemma Conroy

Gender proportions in medical schools are almost equal, but disparities persist further up the ranks, a new tracking tool reveals. 

Mouse pee, spider poison, and wasps' nests: 2017 Nobel research faces earthly problems

4 October 2017

Katherine Bourzac

The committed team behind the observation of gravitational waves is up against nature.

China上下棋牌 tackles biased awards

3 October 2017

Hepeng Jia

Do Chinese government reforms designed to thwart academic fraud go far enough?

Chatter makes popular metric unreliable: Study

29 September 2017

Ivy Shih

An analysis of a popular reputation metric concludes it relies too heavily on social interaction.

Measure for measure

26 September 2017

Aidan Byrne

COMMENT: Numbers on science and innovation do not always reflect performance. 

Funding debate over paper quality vs quantity

21 September 2017

Dyani Lewis

Researchers disagree over whether performance-based metrics adversely affect publication behaviour.

The US leads the Nature Index top 500

19 September 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

140 institutions in the United States have spent five consecutive years in the Nature Index top 500.

New entrants to the Nature Index

14 September 2017

Nature Index

A few institutions in the United States, China上下棋牌 and Germany make it into the top 500 for the first time.

Top 10 universities in science in 2016

11 September 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Harvard University holds the top academic spot for five years straight.

Predatory journals find their prey

7 September 2017

Brian Owens

Bogus journals and their victims are widespread, study finds.

Taiwan losing ground in the index

4 September 2017

Hepeng Jia

Taiwan slips to number 20 as graduates’ interest in science fades.

The long and short of US-China上下棋牌 rivalry

31 August 2017

Nature Index

China上下棋牌 has the largest number of institutions that have risen up the top 500 ranks over the past five years.

Turning science into social outcomes

29 August 2017

Richard Jefferson

For innovation to bring public benefit, mapping the influence of academic papers is just the beginning.

Game changers

25 August 2017

Branwen Morgan & Annabel McGilvray

Some papers have a profound and obvious influence on future research and industry applications. Patents citing these life science papers indicate their bearing on developments which have widespread health implications.

Encouraging palaeontologists to stop hiding the bones

23 August 2017

Ivy Shih

New preprint services could bring niche scientific communities into the open.

Charting the influence of science on innovation

18 August 2017

Nicky Phillips

An analysis of the biggest industry influencers in four charts.

Japan's strategy for growth highlights innovation

15 August 2017

Ichiko Fuyuno

Collaboration with companies will become more important in the government’s science and technology strategies.

Michael Sporn: A legacy of greater knowledge

10 August 2017

Elie Dolgin

For the love of discovery, a biochemist freely shared the research which laid the groundwork for widely-used drugs.

Screening grant applications

8 August 2017

Flynn Murphy

Would you rather send a short video or a lengthy written proposal for funding? 

Beneficiaries by ballot

3 August 2017

Adrian Barnett

COMMENT: Should research funding be allocated through voting?

Japan shakes up research funding system

1 August 2017

Tim Hornyak

An overhaul of Japan’s competitive grants programme could revive the country’s international science standing.

One small step in the thawing of China上下棋牌-US space relations

28 July 2017

Hepeng Jia

A Beijing DNA experiment boards the International Space Station.

UK-Indonesia partnership grows out of a conversation

27 July 2017

Dyna Rochmyaningsih

An encounter between two visiting social scientists at the University of Oxford was the catalyst for a unique partnership.

Charting China上下棋牌's rising dominance in science

21 July 2017

Nicky Phillips

The country's research contribution is continuing to overtake other nations.

10 institutions contribute to more than 10% index output in 2016

18 July 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

A few large institutions produce the majority of articles in the index.

Transparency is a growth industry

14 July 2017

Joy Zhang

COMMENT: Fierce public debate over GM food has put pressure on Chinese researchers to engage with the public about their work. 

Psychology to the fore as social pressures mount

11 July 2017

Flynn Murphy

China上下棋牌's growing economy is also fueling an increased demand for psychologists in the country. 

Cutting corners a bigger problem than research fraud

5 July 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Scientists are more concerned about the impact of sloppy science than outright scientific fraud.

The value of nostalgia in a land of upheaval

30 June 2017

Flynn Murphy

Psychology is an increasingly relevant discipline as the destabilizing effects of rapid social change take hold in China上下棋牌.

China上下棋牌 sets ground rules for local talent quest

28 June 2017

Hepeng Jia

Officials move to stop the widespread poaching of talented researchers in China上下棋牌.

Better measures needed for research cooperation

23 June 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Researchers wrestle with a measure of collaboration increasingly used to assess the impact of their work. 

Kunming's natural advantage

20 June 2017

Flynn Murphy

The region's natural and cultural bounty are making researchers worldwide take notice. 

Keeping a lid on open science

15 June 2017

Hepeng Jia

Open science has made progress in China上下棋牌, but there is room for improvement. 

Reading between the lines on citation value

13 June 2017

Adrian Barnett

COMMENT: Cited work often has little, if any, influence.

Global universities ranked by a different measure

8 June 2017

Ivy Shih

Find out how the top 20 institutions in the QS University Rankings 2018 measure up in the index.

US research in a state of decline

6 June 2017

Nature Index

California, Massachusetts and New York produce the most high-quality research, but their output is in decline. 

Search for industry partners heats up in China上下棋牌's chemistry hotspot

2 June 2017

Peng Tian

The industrial city of Changchun is losing young researchers to more prosperous cities in the south. 

China上下棋牌 trades science along ancient Silk Road

30 May 2017

Hepeng Jia

The ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative will expand scientific collaborations with 64 countries in the region.

China上下棋牌's higher ed reforms are ambitious, but can they address systemic issues?

29 May 2017

Wang Qi

The country is casting a wider net for excellence in higher education.

A close look at China上下棋牌's rise

25 May 2017

Nicky Phillips

Can the country maintain its growth in high-quality science?

Young researchers preach open access, yet many don't practice

22 May 2017

Ivy Shih

Early-career researchers in the UK are less likely to choose open access over subscription journals.

Far-flung and thriving: prime time for Okinawa’s grand experiment

16 May 2017

Tim Hornyak

Japan's gambit to globalize its scientific research is paying dividends. 

Japan's plan to cultivate more entrepreneurial scientists

10 May 2017

Ian Munroe

Although government efforts to encourage innovation face significant obstacles. 

8 things scientists want from a collaboration

2 May 2017

Ivy Shih

New report identifies what can make or break a good international collaboration.

Australian funding agency announces new chief

27 April 2017

Bianca Nogrady

Former microbiologist Sue Thomas will lead the Australian Research Council from July.

Historic co-authorships speed up editor handling times

24 April 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Journal editors tend to accept manuscripts written by prior collaborators more quickly. 

Kyoto University is branching out in tough times

18 April 2017

Q&A

The university's president talks about the need for Japanese universities to stay competitive on the international stage.

How Todai is encouraging research spinoffs

11 April 2017

Ian Munroe

It was the first Japanese university to establish a venture capital firm.

Japan university reform 'unrealistic' without proper funding

7 April 2017

Atsushi Sunami

To unleash the potential of universities as engines of economic growth, further investment is necessary.

US-Uganda partnership uncovers potential culprit in mysterious nodding syndrome

4 April 2017

Linda Nordling

International team publish landmark paper on debilitating form of childhood epilepsy.

The rise and rise of a biology superstar

30 March 2017

Tim Hornyak

Nobel laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi’s persistent study of baker’s yeast spawned an exciting new field, and proves the value of supporting scientists in pursuit of their passion.

77 clinical trials, $29 million and 8 years but still no published results

28 March 2017

Adrian Barnett

Scientists reluctant to publish clinical trial results found to be a major contributor of research dollars wasted.

Japan loses share of research articles to China上下棋牌

24 March 2017

Nicky Phillips

Despite being among the top science nations, Japan's publication output has stalled over the past decade.

What price will Japanese science pay for austerity?

23 March 2017

Ichiko Fuyuno

Japan’s stagnated research output corresponds with a deteriorating situation for young researchers. 

The slow decline of Japanese research in 5 charts

23 March 2017

Nicky Phillips

The country's research output is falling behind other dominant science nations.

A great leap forward, but China上下棋牌 needs more scientists

21 March 2017

Ivy Shih

OECD survey reveals the country’s science spending frenzy, noting a need for investment in innovation and invention.

UK-India research collaborations threatened by decline in student enrolments

15 March 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Years of groundwork underpins rise in research collaborations. 

Incomplete descriptions in publications wasting healthcare research

10 March 2017

Tammy Hoffmann

COMMENT: Researchers, explain yourselves

Australian funding agency turns a blind eye to evidence

7 March 2017

Adrian Barnett

COMMENT: Ignoring evidence when deciding where research funding goes will not lead to high quality research, says Adrian Barnett. 

EU funding formula revealed

27 February 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Several factors can help institutions secure one of these sought-after grants. 

China上下棋牌 and South Korea flash the cash in R&D race

24 February 2017

Ivy Shih

G20 countries dominate global research spending and production, but the mix is changing.

US supercomputer needs more people power

22 February 2017

Ivy Shih

A large computing network that has helped design cancer drug candidates and search for extra-terrestrial life is struggling to maintain its volunteer network.

Turbulent times for scientists with the 'wrong' papers

20 February 2017

Flynn Murphy

As Donald Trump’s bid to reinstate his travel ban failed last week, three Iranian scientists speak of their fears amid the uncertainty.

Female researchers cite their own work less than men, study

14 February 2017

Flynn Murphy

Female researchers in engineering receive fewer citations, despite producing high-quality research.

Research partnership improves life for vulnerable women

9 February 2017

Linda Nordling

A social welfare programme for women at risk of HIV has built trust between this vulnerable group and scientists seeking new treatments and a cure.

Cite unseen? Then step aside

6 February 2017

Anthea Lacchia

A large number of professors in Italian universities produce no cited work. 

Bigger is better for quality research

31 January 2017

Ivy Shih

Size does matter when it comes to research performance.

Thailand's basic science grows despite limited resources

24 January 2017

Tim Hornyak

More scientists could help sustain the country's recent growth in research output.

'Millions' wasted in research approvals process

18 January 2017

Adrian Barnett

Applying for ethics approval cost Adrian Barnett's research group $348,000 in staff time, and delayed the research by six months.

How Chinese and US researchers recreated a 5000-year-old beer recipe

13 January 2017

Yanli Wang

A discovery in an ancient Chinese pot would reveal one of the oldest records of beer production.

Prominent female scientists struggle to retain their edge

11 January 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Tracking the careers of leading scientists reveals maintaining an edge is harder for women in Italy.

Success is just a bolt from the blue

5 January 2017

Adrian Barnett

Citations don't always reflect the quality or impact of a researcher's work. 

When a name is out of place

4 January 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Locating a country in the title of a scientific paper may lower its visibility.

Indonesia's 'perfect' conditions for fossil discoveries

23 December 2016

Dyna Rochmyaningsih

The country has become a renowned destination for the paleoanthropological community.

All in a name: How research paper titles can make or break

21 December 2016

Ivy Shih

Writing style and grammar can affect an article’s citations. 

My corporate experiment - a scientist learns from business

16 December 2016

Sidonia Eckle

Academics can learn a lot from the corporate world. 

Science has a problem giving credit where it’s due

12 December 2016

Smriti Mallapaty

Apportioning author credit in large collaborations is as problematic as the Nobel Prize’s rule of three.

I made my grant application public, here's why you should too

8 December 2016

Adrian Barnett

If funding applications were made under open access, science would benefit from more universal scrutiny. 

Invent now, pay later: economists urge R&D loans for businesses

6 December 2016

Myles Gough

Australia is urged to become the first country to offer businesses loans to fund research and development with repayment terms contingent on a company's future profits. 

The team of scientists finding new ways to develop drugs for kids with rare cancers

2 December 2016

Neil Savage

An encounter helped kick-start the development of new cancer drugs.

Does proximity play a role in science collaborations?

30 November 2016

Neil Savage

Proximity is just one factor driving the high number of collaborations between top performing institutes in the same city. 

Brexit uncertainty disrupting EU-UK research

29 November 2016

Mark Peplow

Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future in EU research may be damaging science.

Innovators file record number of patent applications in China上下棋牌

24 November 2016

Ivy Shih

China上下棋牌's appetite for patents leads the world. 

Comment: A call to action for gender equality

22 November 2016

Tim Wess

It's time for the academic community to put action to words and stand up for greater gender equality. 

Partnerships between US and Chinese scientists surge

18 November 2016

Sujata Gupta

Research partnerships between the two superpowers outnumber all other international pairings.

Collaboration trumps competition in city of love

17 November 2016

Barbara Casassus

Paris excels in intra-city collaborations but needs to look beyond its borders to increase research performance.

New data reveals universities in Tokyo are highly connected

17 November 2016

Tim Hornyak

The Japanese capital is a hub of local research collaborations.

International research collaborations on the rise

15 November 2016

Ivy Shih

Growth in research partnerships was most pronounced in the life sciences.

Chinese and US researchers team up to study forests in a warming world

15 November 2016

Sujata Gupta

A new program is encouraging climate change research partnerships between two research powerhouses.

New Zealand's 'Lord of the Rings' effect a boon for science

10 November 2016

Linda Vergnani

A pragmatic and deliberate approach to research funding yields impressive results for New Zealand.

New award highlights gender imbalance among peer reviewers

7 November 2016

Ivy Shih

A new online award that recognises the contributions of highly-productive peer reviewers also highlights biases in the system that underscores scholarly publishing. 

Comment: It's time to break ranks on university assessment

4 November 2016

Adrian Barnett

Ranking systems for universities need to be re-evaluated.

Top New Zealand research universities in 2015

31 October 2016

Bianca Nogrady

New Zealand universities are building an international reputation for high-quality research. 

UQ retains position as Australia's top research university in 2015

28 October 2016

James Mitchell Crow

There's not much separating the top three Australian universities with the highest contributions to the index in 2015.

Melbourne pips Sydney as Australia's research hotspot

27 October 2016

Annabel McGilvray

Australia's two largest cities strive to attract the best researchers and produce science that makes a difference.

How Australian universities spent $4.5b on research in four years

27 October 2016

Bianca Nogrady

Assessing the research performance of universities is a difficult pursuit. 

Research investments pay off for Australian city

25 October 2016

Bianca Nogrady

Significant state government investment along with philanthropic largesse has helped drive Brisbane's research performance.

Comment: Research needs less 'excellence', more competence

20 October 2016

Adrian Barnett

The research sector loves talking about it but is excellence best for science? 


Debate on China上下棋牌's super collider heats up

19 October 2016

Hepeng Jia

Proponents say the mega facility would contribute to major science breakthroughs if built.

A beacon in the bush becomes an astronomy powerhouse

13 October 2016

Linda Nordling

South Africa's University of the Western Cape has exceeded expectations. 

How should governments measure innovation?

11 October 2016

Branwen Morgan

There is a need to account for all types of innovation, from big to small. 

Measuring the impact of R&D spending

6 October 2016

Myles Gough

Does pouring money into research always translate into better outcomes?

Yoshinori Ohsumi's dogged attention to detail credited for Nobel win

4 October 2016

Tim Hornyak

The cell biologist's accolade is Japan's third consecutive Nobel Prize since 2014.

Defining national research priorities

27 September 2016

Branwen Morgan

Australia’s former chief scientist reflects on the country’s need to focus its research effort.

How to take a great idea beyond the lab

20 September 2016

Richard Middlemiss

A Scottish scientist reflects on how his team built the world's smallest gravity detector 

UN brokers partnerships to tackle tropical diseases

13 September 2016

Annabel McGilvray

A UN agency is connecting big pharma with research groups to accelerate development of treatments for diseases such as malaria.

The Nobel effect

6 September 2016

James Mitchell Crow

The illustrious prize has paid dividends for one Israeli research institute.

Turkey's geology a boon for scientists

2 September 2016

Annabel McGilvray

The country's output of earth and environment science papers is growing.

Is backing bright people a bright idea?

29 August 2016

Branwen Morgan

Whether it is better to fund researchers or their ideas is an ongoing debate.

Rising stars 2016: 10 countries to watch

26 August 2016

Nicky Phillips and Larissa Kogleck

Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars seeks to pinpoint the ascendant performers of science.

Singaporean research continues to dominate in some fields

23 August 2016

Tim Hornyak

The country has the world's highest per capita investment in science and technology

In research, time is as important as money

18 August 2016

Branwen Morgan

Do longer periods of funding lead to greater scientific returns? 

Emerging hotspots for physical sciences

16 August 2016

Tim Hornyak

Less prominent research nations are carving out a niche.

European universities rise to the challenge

11 August 2016

Mark Zastrow, James Mitchell Crow

As a continent, Europe is 上下棋牌 to the most rising stars in the index. 

Xerox puts more skin in the printing game

9 August 2016

Tim Hornyak

The research the company is publishing in top journals.

Chilean research grows despite poor investment

5 August 2016

Tim Hornyak

Despite funding constraints, Chilean research is growing in some areas.

The right formula: chemistry the key to leaders’ research performance

3 August 2016

Mark Zastrow, James Mitchell Crow

Chemistry research was a significant driver of the performance for several institutions.

Australia's most improved research institutions

1 August 2016

James Mitchell Crow

Represented are institutions from the east and west coast.

Who are the research world's rising stars?

28 July 2016

Annabel McGilvray

Undaunted by the scientific dominance of historic global big-hitters, some of the world's less prominent research nations are carving out a niche and making a strong impact.

Rising stars: Chinese institutions lead the way

26 July 2016

Sarah O'Meara

China上下棋牌 is a growing source of the world's top science

Rising stars: Baylor, the best medicine

25 July 2016

James Mitchell Crow, Mark Zastrow

BCM’s contribution to high-quality research rose 39% from 2012 to 2015.

Rising stars: Indian researchers have so much chemistry

22 July 2016

Annabel McGilvray

A significant rise in chemistry research makes India a Nature Index 2016 Rising Star.

Rising stars: from zero to national hero

21 July 2016

Mark Zastrow

The institutions to watch.

Tracing bloodlines for the roots of an age-old friendship

17 July 2016

Bianca Nogrady

An international team hunt for the origins of dog domestication.

China上下棋牌's top 10 research universities in 2015

15 July 2016

Nicky Phillips

The country's contribution to top journals continues to grow.

Saudi Arabia: making the most of local expertise

13 July 2016

Nadia El-Awady

Collaborating close to 上下棋牌 means solving mutual problems and forging regional networks.

Swapping burgers for beans: an unusual experiment reveals another pitfall of Western diets

11 July 2016

Linda Nordling

A ground breaking colon cancer experiment that swapped the burgers-and-fries diet of African Americans with the traditional fare of rural South Africans was sparked by a chance encounter.

Not just Brexit: Spanish election brings more uncertainty for Europe

7 July 2016

Nicky Phillips

It is hard to predict how the result will impact the country's science and research landscape.

It's the microwave: how astronomers discovered source of mysterious radio signals

5 July 2016

Viviane Richter

A new detection system helped solve the mystery.

How Brexit may impact Britain's top research universities

30 June 2016

Nicky Phillips

Some UK universities may be affected more than others.

Brazil’s subsumed science sector struggles to stay afloat

28 June 2016

Anna Petherick

Deep recession and a political crisis are hobbling the country and its recent research success, but one region hangs on.

China上下棋牌's diaspora key to science collaborations

23 June 2016

Peng Tian

Links formed by mainland China上下棋牌's large scientific diaspora and its increasing output of high-quality research make it an emerging centre of international collaboration.

Top 5 universities for environment research in 2015

21 June 2016

Neil Savage

Four of the top five universities producing the most earth and environment research in the index last year are in the United States. 

America's top 10 research universities in 2015

17 June 2016

Nicky Phillips

It's a battle between the east and west coast.

South African research hits hard economic times

14 June 2016

Linda Nordling

Can international research funding help South Africa maintain its stellar performance in the index?

Top 10 research universities in the UK in 2015

9 June 2016

Nicky Phillips

A new chapter in an old rivalry

Shared knowledge is key to a kingdom

6 June 2016

Nadia El-Awady

International collaboration is yielding major breakthroughs and an increase in quality output.

Canadian researchers do more with less

2 June 2016

Brian Owens

Growing participation in large international research projects may explain the drop in Canada's index performance.

Paris, a tight-knit research community

26 May 2016

Nicky Phillips

Proximity can be a strong factor in research partnerships

How researchers discovered phytoplankton are warming the Arctic

23 May 2016

Mark Zastrow

In climate modelling, one of the biggest impacts has the smallest of beginnings.

What does industry contribute to the world's best research?

19 May 2016

Nicky Phillips

The Nature Index tracks corporations who publish in top journals.

Making the most of financial might

18 May 2016

Pakinam Amer

In a troubled region, Saudi Arabia is capitalizing on its relative stability and resource wealth.

How the world's largest mosquito genome project was almost derailed

12 May 2016

Sarah O’Meara

A collaborative study included in the Nature Index required the coordinated efforts of more than 130 researchers from around the world.

Saudi Arabian research in 6 charts

10 May 2016

Nicky Phillips

Strong connections with global scientific heavy-hitters and meaningful regional and domestic collaborations have thrust Saudi Arabia into a leading position in the Arab world.

World’s oldest science network faces uneasy future

6 May 2016

Annabel McGilvray

The Russian Academy of Sciences is the country's top producer of research, but its performance is slipping.

170 years after it made medical history, this US hospital is still at the cutting edge

4 May 2016

Jennifer Hackett

Massachusetts General Hospital is the most prolific healthcare organisation publishing in top journals.

Max Planck's other legacy

2 May 2016

James Mitchell Crow

The Max Planck Society’s pursuit of knowledge over application has helped the NGO top the Nature Index ranking for non-government research organisations.

Saudi Arabia draws on new reserves

28 April 2016

Sedeer El-Showk

Saudi Arabia has a bold plan to diversify from its oil industry to create a knowledge economy.

Top research institutes in chemistry in 2015

27 April 2016

James Mitchell Crow

National research organisations take the top three spots in the latest Nature Index chemistry research rankings.

IBM tops ranking of scientific publishing in 2015

25 April 2016

Tim Hornyak

IBM topped the Nature Index ranking of companies publishing in leading research journals in 2015.

US leads science pack, but its grip is loosening

22 April 2016

Jennifer Hackett

When it comes to the world’s best natural science research, no nation can match the United States.

Ten institutions that dominated science in 2015

20 April 2016

Sarah O'Meara

The top 10 institutions in the Nature Index are the largest contributors to papers published in 68 leading journals in 2015

An unlikely alliance

14 April 2016

Peng Tian

More than 20 researchers at China上下棋牌's genomics giant BGI got their PhD in Denmark.

Brazil's Russian connection

5 April 2016

Linda Nordling

A handful of influential professors are behind research partnerships between Russia and Brazil.

How a disparate team found the world's oldest stone tools

1 April 2016

Mark Zastrow

The incredible story behind a remarkable discovery.

Q&A: Japan's road to recovery

18 March 2016

Nicky Phillips

"The trend transforming science" - Jonathan Adams

16 March 2016

Jonathan Adams and Tamar Loach

The small but focused snapshot of research afforded by the Nature Index helps fine-tune analysis of global scientific collaboration, say Jonathan Adams and Tamar Loach.

Can Japan halt the decline?

16 March 2016

Nicky Phillips

Lessons from rising stars

16 March 2016

Nicky Phillips