17 May 2019
Bec CrewThe US has a handy lead in the biomedical sciences, but China is hot on its heels.
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.
8 January 2019
The FAST telescope dish, stretching half a kilometre, will thrust China’s radio astronomers into a role of global leadership.
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.
5 December 2018
A hive of innovation, Wuhan has stormed up the Nature Index, but competition for talent is heating up.
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.
16 August 2018
As China’s scientists strive to produce research with global prestige, urgent local environmental problems jostle for attention.
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.
6 June 2018
The country’s highest executive body issues clear guidelines for dealing with scientific misconduct.
14 February 2018
It's hard to believe, but the two largest rivals for global science leadership, are also the closest companions.
30 November 2017
Papers from China are growing in influence and volume, yet the US remains supreme.
1 November 2017
China's political and economic centres connect on a scientific level.
3 October 2017
Do Chinese government reforms designed to thwart academic fraud go far enough?
28 July 2017
A Beijing DNA experiment boards the International Space Station.
15 June 2017
Open science has made progress in China, but there is room for improvement.
19 October 2016
Proponents say the mega facility would contribute to major science breakthroughs if built.
21 July 2016
The institutions to watch.
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.
27 April 2016
James Mitchell Crow
National research organisations take the top three spots in the latest Nature Index chemistry research rankings.
20 April 2016
The top 10 institutions in the Nature Index are the largest contributors to papers published in 68 leading journals in 2015