11 January 2019
Marijk van der Wende & Robert Tijssen
Smaller member states are the beneficiaries of China's global trade and diplomacy project.
8 January 2019
The FAST telescope dish, stretching half a kilometre, will thrust China’s radio astronomers into a role of global leadership.
4 January 2019
China’s nanotech industry is forging ahead, with high funding levels, a maturing talent pool, and international experience.
27 December 2018
Global production of scientific papers hit an all-time high this year, estimates show, with emerging economies rising fastest.
24 December 2018
Few Chinese researchers are regarded as global leaders, as the pressure for rapid output prevails.
17 December 2018
A permissive regulatory climate and a pragmatic approach has seen China’s bioscience sector soar.
14 December 2018
Studies to improve the productivity, resistance and taste of rice crops are central to China’s commanding position in plant biology.
13 December 2018
To become a world-leading scientific nation in every sense, China needs to close the quality gap.
5 December 2018
A hive of innovation, Wuhan has stormed up the Nature Index, but competition for talent is heating up.
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.
6 November 2018
Marion Maisonobe, Laurent Jégou & Guillame Cabanac
The growing contribution of second-tier cities is narrowing the gap in research production.
1 November 2018
Africa’s science star is confronting its colonial past to set a more inclusive research scene, benefitting more of its citizens.
22 October 2018
Scholars fear that affiliation with the high-status Thousand Talents scheme could make them targets of FBI investigations.
12 October 2018
Strength in different sectors, subjects and regions contributes to a country's success.
5 October 2018
Anja Krieger et al.
Although China leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over.
11 September 2018
Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.
16 August 2018
As China’s scientists strive to produce research with global prestige, urgent local environmental problems jostle for attention.
2 August 2018
Foreign faculty in Japan are less productive than their local counterparts on many measures, but better connected to global collaborations.
31 July 2018
Report recommends removing obstacles to the conversion of scientific research into products and services.
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.
20 July 2018
The scale of growth in cities challenges scientists and policy-makers.
19 July 2018
Institutions in China and Japan dominate the chemistry top 10 in the Nature Index.
11 July 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
One-quarter of surveyed institutions admit to not complying with guidelines.
3 July 2018
Two years since the Institutions of Eminence project was announced, none have been selected.
28 June 2018
By modelling the course of climate change, scientists are building an arsenal to prepare for its impact.
12 June 2018
These top 10 institutions in the Nature Index were the largest contributors to papers published in 82 leading journals in the past year.
7 June 2018
Two Beijing-based universities are among the top 10 academic institutions in the Nature Index.
29 May 2018
A study identifies papers that stand the test of time.
20 May 2018
The small university stands out for its citation impact relative to its size.
10 May 2018
In just a year, the number of Indian institutions in the Times Higher Education ranking has risen by 15 to 42.
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.
17 April 2018
The new metric will account for annual global changes
in the Nature Index corpus.
16 April 2018
International collaborations are rising, but not enough to put Japan on the global researcher circuit.
11 April 2018
An analysis of review length raises questions about what quantity means for quality.
23 March 2018
With permanent academic jobs scarce, the government wants industry to utilize young talent.
23 March 2018
Science super-ministry gains new remit to develop policies that benefit international researchers.
14 March 2018
Public regard for scientists is as strong as ever, but you wouldn't know it.
2 March 2018
China produces the most scientific articles, but lags on other measures.
14 February 2018
It's hard to believe, but the two largest rivals for global science leadership, are also the closest companions.
7 February 2018
China climbs the THE Asian university rankings, but Singapore is still first.
24 January 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Small countries have an outsized presence among the scientific elite.
20 December 2017
30 November 2017
Papers from China are growing in influence and volume, yet the US remains supreme.
27 November 2017
23 November 2017
7 out of the top 10 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2018 are in the east-Asian nation.
17 November 2017
Call for tougher sanctions in response to growth in papers recalled for misconduct.
15 November 2017
The upstart wants to copy its neighbour's academic success.
13 November 2017
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.
2 November 2017
At the current pace, China could overtake the US as the global science leader within a decade.
1 November 2017
China's political and economic centres connect on a scientific level.
13 October 2017
Many fear a plan to elevate 42 universities to world class status will deepen inequality.
3 October 2017
Do Chinese government reforms designed to thwart academic fraud go far enough?
19 September 2017
140 institutions in the United States have spent five consecutive years in the Nature Index top 500.
14 September 2017
A few institutions in the United States, China and Germany make it into the top 500 for the first time.
31 August 2017
China has the largest number of institutions that have risen up the top 500 ranks over the past five years.
1 August 2017
An overhaul of Japan’s competitive grants programme could revive the country’s international science standing.
28 July 2017
A Beijing DNA experiment boards the International Space Station.
21 July 2017
The country's research contribution is continuing to overtake other nations.
14 July 2017
COMMENT: Fierce public debate over GM food has put pressure on Chinese researchers to engage with the public about their work.
11 July 2017
China's growing economy is also fueling an increased demand for psychologists in the country.
30 June 2017
Psychology is an increasingly relevant discipline as the destabilizing effects of rapid social change take hold in China.
28 June 2017
Officials move to stop the widespread poaching of talented researchers in China.
20 June 2017
The region's natural and cultural bounty are making researchers worldwide take notice.
15 June 2017
Open science has made progress in China, but there is room for improvement.
2 June 2017
The industrial city of Changchun is losing young researchers to more prosperous cities in the south.
30 May 2017
The ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative will expand scientific collaborations with 64 countries in the region.
29 May 2017
The country is casting a wider net for excellence in higher education.
25 May 2017
Can the country maintain its growth in high-quality science?
24 March 2017
Despite being among the top science nations, Japan's publication output has stalled over the past decade.
23 March 2017
21 March 2017
OECD survey reveals the country’s science spending frenzy, noting a need for investment in innovation and invention.
24 February 2017
G20 countries dominate global research spending and production, but the mix is changing.
13 January 2017
A discovery in an ancient Chinese pot would reveal one of the oldest records of beer production.
24 November 2016
China's appetite for patents leads the world.
18 November 2016
15 November 2016
A new program is encouraging climate change research partnerships between two research powerhouses.
19 October 2016
Proponents say the mega facility would contribute to major science breakthroughs if built.
28 July 2016
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.
26 July 2016
China is a growing source of the world's top science
15 July 2016
The country's contribution to top journals continues to grow.
23 June 2016
Links formed by mainland China's large scientific diaspora and its increasing output of high-quality research make it an emerging centre of international collaboration.
19 May 2016
The Nature Index tracks corporations who publish in top journals.
27 April 2016
James Mitchell Crow
National research organisations take the top three spots in the latest Nature Index chemistry research rankings.
22 April 2016
When it comes to the world’s best natural science research, no nation can match the United States.
20 April 2016
20 April 2016
The top 10 institutions in the Nature Index are the largest contributors to papers published in 68 leading journals in 2015
14 April 2016
More than 20 researchers at China's genomics giant BGI got their PhD in Denmark.
30 March 2016
21 March 2016
15 March 2016