18 January 2019
Alexandra Lippman and Christopher Kelty
The growing clamour for open access results makes scientists vulnerable, say Alexandra Lippman and Christopher Kelty.
11 January 2019
Marijk van der Wende & Robert Tijssen
Smaller member states are the beneficiaries of China's global trade and diplomacy project.
8 January 2019
The FAST telescope dish, stretching half a kilometre, will thrust China’s radio astronomers into a role of global leadership.
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.
24 December 2018
Few Chinese researchers are regarded as global leaders, as the pressure for rapid output prevails.
14 December 2018
Studies to improve the productivity, resistance and taste of rice crops are central to China’s commanding position in plant biology.
13 December 2018
To become a world-leading scientific nation in every sense, China needs to close the quality gap.
5 December 2018
A hive of innovation, Wuhan has stormed up the Nature Index, but competition for talent is heating up.
29 November 2018
Raynard Kington & Donna Ginther
Research is elucidating a complicated phenomenon.
20 November 2018
Scientific innovation has long powered the San Francisco Bay Area’s economy, but community and political challenges could undermine progress.
8 November 2018
Businesses spent a small, but growing, amount of their R&D budgets on basic science.
6 November 2018
Marion Maisonobe, Laurent Jégou & Guillame Cabanac
The growing contribution of second-tier cities is narrowing the gap in research production.
2 November 2018
The Latin American hub carries the scientific weight of a financially stricken country.
30 October 2018
Logging hypotheses and protocols before performing research seems to work as intended: to reduce publication bias for positive results.
22 October 2018
Scholars fear that affiliation with the high-status Thousand Talents scheme could make them targets of FBI investigations.
18 October 2018
Study finds "wasteful" skew in biomedical research funding towards those at the top.
17 October 2018
David Langley & Therina Theron
A lack of trained administrators is holding African scientists back.
16 October 2018
Research institutions have a duty to foster integrity, and that includes monitoring.
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.
8 October 2018
The Nature Index looks at the share of science medals and prizes that have gone to women.
5 October 2018
Anja Krieger et al.
Although China leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over.
20 September 2018
Catherine Armitage et al.
These newcomers are making their mark in science across the disciplines.
18 September 2018
In academia’s great migration, some researchers are
at a disadvantage.
11 September 2018
Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.
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.
8 August 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
A US project is exploring the use of software to assign confidence levels to published research.
2 August 2018
Foreign faculty in Japan are less productive than their local counterparts on many measures, but better connected to global collaborations.
1 August 2018
Dina Fine Maron
Marketing algorithms prevent many women from seeing the advertising, even though it’s illegal to target jobs to one gender.
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.
20 July 2018
The scale of growth in cities challenges scientists and policy-makers.
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.
28 June 2018
By modelling the course of climate change, scientists are building an arsenal to prepare for its impact.
20 June 2018
Lack of independent oversight in examining alleged breaches leaves academics at the whim of institutions.
7 June 2018
Two Beijing-based universities are among the top 10 academic institutions in the Nature Index.
31 May 2018
Most researchers agree that drafting papers and interpreting results deserve recognition — but opinions don’t always match authorship guidelines.
29 May 2018
A study identifies papers that stand the test of time.
25 May 2018
Policies should account for the institutional factors that discriminate against women.
20 May 2018
The small university stands out for its citation impact relative to its size.
16 May 2018
Gene collections and astronomy studies dominate the list of the most-cited publications with DOIs on the popular online encyclopaedia.
15 May 2018
Women receive fewer and smaller grants across the world.
11 May 2018
Until recently, many university and society journals operated at a loss, says Gavin Moodie.
9 May 2018
A per-capita analysis of physics, chemistry and medicine laureates since the turn of the century reveals the United Kingdom as the most prolific nation.
2 May 2018
Richard Van Noorden
The isolated nation publishes fewer than 100 scholarly articles a year — but as political tensions thaw, researchers hope for greater collaboration.
Q&A Felicitas Hesselmann: Vague and varied retractions point to weakness in the scientific community
1 May 2018
The scientific method is not applied in dealing with aberrant research behaviour.
18 April 2018
Across the scientific fields, Japanese researchers are bringing together the virtual and real worlds.
17 April 2018
Noted journal among several reducing article counts in a competitive market.
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.
4 April 2018
Rachael Samberg et al.University of California libraries tackle the transition from subscription-based publishing to sustainable open access.
23 March 2018
With permanent academic jobs scarce, the government wants industry to utilize young talent.
23 March 2018
Science super-ministry gains new remit to develop policies that benefit international researchers.
16 March 2018
Alfredo Yegros et al.
COMMENT: Large pharmaceutical companies do not target their scientific efforts on the deadliest diseases.
14 March 2018
Public regard for scientists is as strong as ever, but you wouldn't know it.
8 March 2018
Less than 15% of researchers in Japan are female. Urgent culture change is needed, argues Noriko Osumi.
2 March 2018
China produces the most scientific articles, but lags on other measures.
21 February 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Tool that tallies engagement with new biomedical concepts seeks to reward novelty.
14 February 2018
It's hard to believe, but the two largest rivals for global science leadership, are also the closest companions.
9 January 2018
Without clear and consistent terminology, policing can be tricky.
15 December 2017
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Survey finds that women are more prone to recognizing honorary co-authors in papers, but less likely to pad citation lists.
18 August 2016
Do longer periods of funding lead to greater scientific returns?
17 July 2016
An international team hunt for the origins of dog domestication.