13 May 2019
An infectious disease model shows that ideas from prestigious institutions are more likely to spread farthest.
18 April 2019
Survey finds that 40% of research-intensive universities mention the controversial metric in review documents — despite efforts to dampen its influence.
22 January 2019
Radar data of the red planet’s south pole had scientists deliberating over the possibilities. Could it really be liquid water?
15 January 2019
A massive study on the planet’s biomass was among the top five most talked-about articles of 2018.
9 January 2019
A study revealing the decline of the Great Barrier Reef was one of the most discussed articles of 2018.
3 January 2019
A dire warning from climate scientists was the second most discussed paper in the past year.
2 January 2019
The work of female researchers has a broader impact than citation analysis suggests, but not in India.
28 December 2018
One of the year’s hottest papers shows online
story-tellers are lukewarm when it comes to truth.
27 December 2018
Global production of scientific papers hit an all-time high this year, estimates show, with emerging economies rising fastest.
11 October 2018
J. Britt Holbrook
Too many tools used to promote accountability benefit research managers and for-profit companies at the expense of individual researchers.
28 August 2018
We need to define impact more clearly to be able to measure it effectively.
21 August 2018
It's bad news for Z but A is AOK for authors listed alphabetically.
14 August 2018
Radical proposal will be difficult to implement, say NGOs.
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.
13 July 2018
Academic reward structures discourage the pursuit of vital research.
12 July 2018
Mark Reed et. al.
Describing the benefits of excellent research in simple language gets high marks in the REF.
7 July 2018
We look at the top 5 Earth and environmental science articles by Altmetric Score from 2012 to 2017.
6 July 2018
Jean Lebel & Robert McLean
Funders Jean Lebel and Robert McLean describe a new tool for judging the value and validity of science that attempts to improve lives.
29 May 2018
A study identifies papers that stand the test of time.
16 May 2018
Gene collections and astronomy studies dominate the list of the most-cited publications with DOIs on the popular online encyclopaedia.
19 April 2018
The REF’s approach to impact incentivizes research that can be obviously linked to outcomes.
5 April 2018
Finding purpose and meaning in the lab.
28 March 2018
Australian academics will need to prove that they have demonstrated the usefulness of their work to communities, industry and government.
25 January 2018
A controversial fossil discovery has whipped up online discussions about alien life.
15 January 2018
A system for bringing premature baby lambs to gestational term caused much online debate about whether the technology should be applied to humans.
11 January 2018
Gemma ConroyFlesh and feathers trapped in amber were the talk of the internet in 2017.
5 January 2018
A study revealing that girls are more likely to link brilliance with boys than with their own gender made headlines on the web.
2 January 2018
Phillip Phan & Dean Wong
COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.
29 December 2017
A gene-editing breakthrough topped all other papers for online attention.
28 December 2017
Five scientists discuss the reasons they moved to an industry lab.
12 December 2017
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi
11 December 2017
Research partnerships between industry and academia have more than doubled in five years.
8 December 2017
7 December 2017
30 November 2017
Papers from China are growing in influence and volume, yet the US remains supreme.
27 November 2017
16 October 2017
Lack of clarity on changes to the country's research assessment system provokes anxiety among early-career researchers.
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 August 2017
23 June 2017
Researchers wrestle with a measure of collaboration increasingly used to assess the impact of their work.
30 May 2017
The ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative will expand scientific collaborations with 64 countries in the region.
5 January 2017
Citations don't always reflect the quality or impact of a researcher's work.
11 October 2016
There is a need to account for all types of innovation, from big to small.
18 August 2016
Do longer periods of funding lead to greater scientific returns?
15 July 2016
The country's contribution to top journals continues to grow.
11 April 2016
21 March 2016