13 October 2017
Many fear a plan to elevate 42 universities to world class status will deepen inequality.
9 October 2017
Researchers in the UK find that the impact factor of journal articles matches judgements by a panel of experts on research quality.
29 September 2017
An analysis of a popular reputation metric concludes it relies too heavily on social interaction.
26 September 2017
21 September 2017
Researchers disagree over whether performance-based metrics adversely affect publication behaviour.
23 June 2017
Researchers wrestle with a measure of collaboration increasingly used to assess the impact of their work.
13 June 2017
COMMENT: Cited work often has little, if any, influence.
29 May 2017
The country is casting a wider net for excellence in higher education.
22 May 2017
Early-career researchers in the UK are less likely to choose open access over subscription journals.
10 May 2017
Although government efforts to encourage innovation face significant obstacles.
27 April 2017
Former microbiologist Sue Thomas will lead the Australian Research Council from July.
7 April 2017
10 March 2017
COMMENT: Researchers, explain yourselves
24 February 2017
G20 countries dominate global research spending and production, but the mix is changing.
31 January 2017
Size does matter when it comes to research performance.
24 January 2017
More scientists could help sustain the country's recent growth in research output.
11 January 2017
Tracking the careers of leading scientists reveals maintaining an edge is harder for women in Italy.
5 January 2017
Citations don't always reflect the quality or impact of a researcher's work.
16 December 2016
Academics can learn a lot from the corporate world.
8 December 2016
If funding applications were made under open access, science would benefit from more universal scrutiny.
29 November 2016
Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future in EU research may be damaging science.
7 November 2016
A new online award that recognises the contributions of highly-productive peer reviewers also highlights biases in the system that underscores scholarly publishing.
4 November 2016
Ranking systems for universities need to be re-evaluated.
27 October 2016
Assessing the research performance of universities is a difficult pursuit.
20 October 2016
The research sector loves talking about it but is excellence best for science?
11 October 2016
There is a need to account for all types of innovation, from big to small.
6 October 2016
Does pouring money into research always translate into better outcomes?
18 August 2016
Do longer periods of funding lead to greater scientific returns?
21 March 2016
16 March 2016
Jonathan Adams and Tamar Loach
The small but focused snapshot of research afforded by the Nature Index helps fine-tune analysis of global scientific collaboration, say Jonathan Adams and Tamar Loach.