18 April 2019
Survey finds that 40% of research-intensive universities mention the controversial metric in review documents — despite efforts to dampen its influence.
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.
20 November 2018
Scientific innovation has long powered the San Francisco Bay Area’s economy, but community and political challenges could undermine progress.
5 October 2018
Anja Krieger et al.
Although China leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over.
20 September 2018
Catherine Armitage et al.
These newcomers are making their mark in science across the disciplines.
28 August 2018
We need to define impact more clearly to be able to measure it effectively.
11 July 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
One-quarter of surveyed institutions admit to not complying with guidelines.
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.
28 June 2018
By modelling the course of climate change, scientists are building an arsenal to prepare for its impact.
20 June 2018
Lack of independent oversight in examining alleged breaches leaves academics at the whim of institutions.
7 June 2018
Two Beijing-based universities are among the top 10 academic institutions in the Nature Index.
31 May 2018
Most researchers agree that drafting papers and interpreting results deserve recognition — but opinions don’t always match authorship guidelines.
21 May 2018
Palaeontologists, biologists are among researchers whose social media reflections reveal what they have given up in the pursuit of science.
14 April 2018
John C. Besley & Kathryn O’Hara
A survey of Canadian scientists finds that evidence-based policy is a top priority.
13 April 2018
Clever email strategies can help fight the scourge of academic inboxes.
14 March 2018
Public regard for scientists is as strong as ever, but you wouldn't know it.
21 February 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Tool that tallies engagement with new biomedical concepts seeks to reward novelty.
25 January 2018
A controversial fossil discovery has whipped up online discussions about alien life.
9 January 2018
Without clear and consistent terminology, policing can be tricky.
5 December 2017
In trying to thwart predators, the government is penalizing researchers who publish in genuine open-access journals.
9 November 2017
An open society makes Canada an attractive destination for students and scientists, but only as long as government promises for increased funding are met.
7 March 2017
COMMENT: Ignoring evidence when deciding where research funding goes will not lead to high quality research, says Adrian Barnett.
14 February 2017
Female researchers in engineering receive fewer citations, despite producing high-quality research.
31 January 2017
Size does matter when it comes to research performance.
2 June 2016
Growing participation in large international research projects may explain the drop in Canada's index performance.