30 August 2018
Researchers replicated 62% of social-behaviour findings published in Science and Nature — a result matched almost exactly by a prediction market.
29 August 2018
The technology has potential to solve some transparency problems, but there are many obstacles to clear first.
21 August 2018
It's bad news for Z but A is AOK for authors listed alphabetically.
16 August 2018
The Open Science movement champions transparency, but how much and how quickly is a matter of dispute.
26 July 2018
Researchers call for a change in evaluation to recognise the importance of reproducibility.
25 July 2018
David Nicholas et al.*
The younger generation sees a collaborative system as key to discovery and advancement, a three-year tracking project reveals.
31 May 2018
Most researchers agree that drafting papers and interpreting results deserve recognition — but opinions don’t always match authorship guidelines.
11 May 2018
Until recently, many university and society journals operated at a loss, says Gavin Moodie.
26 April 2018
Workloads influence when authors submit papers to journals.
17 April 2018
Noted journal among several reducing article counts in a competitive market.
22 March 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Following the shutdown of Beall’s list, blacklists that warn against questionable publishers are in demand.
13 February 2018
It’s wrong to dismiss preprint repositories as the junkyards of science, warns Ioannidis.
30 January 2018
A single field is behind the rise of thousand-author papers.
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.
5 December 2017
In trying to thwart predators, the government is penalizing researchers who publish in genuine open-access journals.
30 November 2017
Papers from China are growing in influence and volume, yet the US remains supreme.
29 November 2017
22 November 2017
Too much focus on generating new ideas in science is driving the replication crisis.
18 October 2017
A new model suggests bias towards novel results is driving down reproducible research.
16 October 2017
Lack of clarity on changes to the country's research assessment system provokes anxiety among early-career researchers.
12 October 2017
Online tools are lightening the load for authors and journal editors.
11 October 2017
Transparency should be the new normal, says peer review leader.
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.
21 September 2017
Researchers disagree over whether performance-based metrics adversely affect publication behaviour.
7 September 2017
Bogus journals and their victims are widespread, study finds.
29 August 2017
25 August 2017
Branwen Morgan & Annabel McGilvray
23 August 2017
New preprint services could bring niche scientific communities into the open.
10 August 2017
For the love of discovery, a biochemist freely shared the research which laid the groundwork for widely-used drugs.
8 August 2017
Would you rather send a short video or a lengthy written proposal for funding?
1 August 2017
An overhaul of Japan’s competitive grants programme could revive the country’s international science standing.
5 July 2017
Scientists are more concerned about the impact of sloppy science than outright scientific fraud.
23 June 2017
Researchers wrestle with a measure of collaboration increasingly used to assess the impact of their work.
15 June 2017
Open science has made progress in China, but there is room for improvement.
13 June 2017
COMMENT: Cited work often has little, if any, influence.
30 May 2017
The ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative will expand scientific collaborations with 64 countries in the region.
22 May 2017
Early-career researchers in the UK are less likely to choose open access over subscription journals.
24 April 2017
Journal editors tend to accept manuscripts written by prior collaborators more quickly.
4 April 2017
International team publish landmark paper on debilitating form of childhood epilepsy.
28 March 2017
Scientists reluctant to publish clinical trial results found to be a major contributor of research dollars wasted.
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.
14 February 2017
Female researchers in engineering receive fewer citations, despite producing high-quality research.
6 February 2017
A large number of professors in Italian universities produce no cited work.
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.
4 January 2017
Locating a country in the title of a scientific paper may lower its visibility.
21 December 2016
Writing style and grammar can affect an article’s citations.
15 November 2016
Growth in research partnerships was most pronounced in the life sciences.
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.
2 September 2016
The country's output of earth and environment science papers is growing.
9 August 2016
The research the company is publishing in top journals.
3 August 2016
Mark Zastrow, James Mitchell Crow
Chemistry research was a significant driver of the performance for several institutions.
22 July 2016
A significant rise in chemistry research makes India a Nature Index 2016 Rising Star.
7 July 2016
It is hard to predict how the result will impact the country's science and research landscape.
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.
21 June 2016
Four of the top five universities producing the most earth and environment research in the index last year are in the United States.
9 June 2016
A new chapter in an old rivalry
2 June 2016
Growing participation in large international research projects may explain the drop in Canada's index performance.
19 May 2016
The Nature Index tracks corporations who publish in top journals.
10 May 2016
Strong connections with global scientific heavy-hitters and meaningful regional and domestic collaborations have thrust Saudi Arabia into a leading position in the Arab world.
4 May 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital is the most prolific healthcare organisation publishing in top journals.
27 April 2016
James Mitchell Crow
National research organisations take the top three spots in the latest Nature Index chemistry research rankings.
25 April 2016
IBM topped the Nature Index ranking of companies publishing in leading research journals in 2015.
22 April 2016
When it comes to the world’s best natural science research, no nation can match the United States.
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
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.