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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.