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For the sake of science, it’s time to break ranks

26 July 2018

Anja Krieger

Researchers call for a change in evaluation to recognise the importance of reproducibility.

Early-career researchers herald change

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. 

2018 Annual tables: Healthcare leads in the index

16 July 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Large pharmaceutical companies dominate the list of leading corporate institutions in the index.

The cost of turmoil for Mediterranean scientists

15 June 2018

Kristen McTighe

From a failed coup in Turkey, to prolonged financial crises in Greece and Spain, researchers in the region are struggling to keep up. 

Q&A Mary Frank Fox: Time to ditch the leaky pipeline model

25 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Policies should account for the institutional factors that discriminate against women.

Drug research priorities at odds with global disease toll

16 March 2018

Alfredo Yegros et al.

COMMENT: Large pharmaceutical companies do not target their scientific efforts on the deadliest diseases.

Where next for Catalonian science?

14 November 2017

Monica G. Salomone

Push for Catalonian independence evokes mixed reactions from scientists in the region.

Spain's science rivalry

27 October 2017

Monica G. Salomone

Barcelona lures scientists while Madrid is bound by bureaucracy.

Bigger is better for quality research

31 January 2017

Ivy Shih

Size does matter when it comes to research performance.

Not just Brexit: Spanish election brings more uncertainty for Europe

7 July 2016

Nicky Phillips

It is hard to predict how the result will impact the country's science and research landscape.

Brazil's Russian connection

5 April 2016

Linda Nordling

A handful of influential professors are behind research partnerships between Russia and Brazil.