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.
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.
11 September 2018
Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.
24 August 2018
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.
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.
19 July 2018
Institutions in China and Japan dominate the chemistry top 10 in the Nature Index.
3 July 2018
Two years since the Institutions of Eminence project was announced, none have been selected.
7 June 2018
Two Beijing-based universities are among the top 10 academic institutions in the Nature Index.
23 May 2018
Multi-national study challenges long-held assumptions about efficiency.
24 April 2018
An institute’s work on warning and mitigation systems for catastrophic events is a national priority.
23 April 2018
Osaka University bets on commercial-academic collaborations to survive.
18 April 2018
Across the scientific fields, Japanese researchers are bringing together the virtual and real worlds.
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.
10 April 2018
Japan's vision of a high-tech, 'super-smart' society relies on sustained investment to arrest scientific decline.
23 March 2018
With permanent academic jobs scarce, the government wants industry to utilize young talent.
22 March 2018
Gakushuin University is the top-ranking institution when assessed on the quality of its research in the natural sciences.
16 March 2018
Alfredo Yegros et al.
COMMENT: Large pharmaceutical companies do not target their scientific efforts on the deadliest diseases.
8 March 2018
Less than 15% of researchers in Japan are female. Urgent culture change is needed, argues Noriko Osumi.
7 February 2018
China climbs the THE Asian university rankings, but Singapore is still first.
2 January 2018
Phillip Phan & Dean Wong
COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.
20 December 2017
20 October 2017
A focus on basic research is shifting scientific resources from Seoul to South Korea's central city.
15 August 2017
Collaboration with companies will become more important in the government’s science and technology strategies.
1 August 2017
An overhaul of Japan’s competitive grants programme could revive the country’s international science standing.
16 May 2017
Japan's gambit to globalize its scientific research is paying dividends.
10 May 2017
Although government efforts to encourage innovation face significant obstacles.
18 April 2017
The university's president talks about the need for Japanese universities to stay competitive on the international stage.
11 April 2017
It was the first Japanese university to establish a venture capital firm.
7 April 2017
30 March 2017
24 March 2017
Despite being among the top science nations, Japan's publication output has stalled over the past decade.
23 March 2017
The country's research output is falling behind other dominant science nations.
23 March 2017
24 February 2017
G20 countries dominate global research spending and production, but the mix is changing.
24 November 2016
China's appetite for patents leads the world.
4 October 2016
The cell biologist's accolade is Japan's third consecutive Nobel Prize since 2014.
19 May 2016
The Nature Index tracks corporations who publish in top journals.
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
24 March 2016
18 March 2016
17 March 2016
16 March 2016