25 March 2021
Bjarne Bartlett et al.
Traditional measures of success favour male researchers. Altmetrics could offer an alternative to help democratize academic evaluation.
Research in China is complicated by the Communist Party’s influence, says researcher who worked there
11 February 2020
Comment by Wenrui Chen
A scholar who moved to the U.S. from China as a child went back to China to conduct research as an adult. She found vast differences in approach.
6 February 2020
Marc J. Kuchner
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31 January 2020
Nationalistic trends across the world threaten the cross-border cooperation that underlies scientific progress.
23 January 2020
Jeff C. Clements
How to avoid being star-struck.
13 November 2019
Carsten Lund Pedersen & Thomas Ritter
Identifying your own archetype with this simple tool can help your work.
24 October 2019
Philip G. Altbach
16 October 2019
Stephen Turner & Daryl Chubin
Productivity-oriented “science on demand” leads to caution and conformity.
14 October 2019
Publishers, reviewers and other members of the scientific community must fight science’s preference for positive results — for the benefit of all, says Devang Mehta.
19 September 2019
A new publishing standard should be introduced to weed out unscrupulous research journals.
28 May 2019
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon, Wesley Cohen,Andrea Patacconi
Corporate research in the life sciences endures, despite diminishing in other fields of science.
7 March 2019
Caroline S. Wagner, Travis Whetsell & Satyam Mukherjee
Global teams shy away from risky research.
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.
24 December 2018
Few Chinese researchers are regarded as global leaders, as the pressure for rapid output prevails.
6 November 2018
Marion Maisonobe, Laurent Jégou & Guillame Cabanac
The growing contribution of second-tier cities is narrowing the gap in research production.
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.
4 October 2018
Universities need to prepare researchers for life beyond academia.
29 August 2018
The technology has potential to solve some transparency problems, but there are many obstacles to clear first.
23 August 2018
From the top of the wave the view is sweet, but it's all too easy to fall off.
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.
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.
4 April 2018
Rachael Samberg et al.University of California libraries tackle the transition from subscription-based publishing to sustainable open access.
18 January 2018
COMMENT: In a noisy arena, scientists must become more effective communicators.
2 January 2018
Phillip Phan & Dean Wong
COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.
12 December 2017
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi
16 November 2017
COMMENT: National initiatives that track people, rather than papers, will lead to better science in the United States.
10 November 2017
Scott Andes and Daniel Correa
Even if the biggest cuts since World War II don't eventuate, alternative funding sources must be found.
24 October 2017
COMMENT: Most of the world's research and entrepreneurship is concentrated in a few megacities.
26 September 2017
29 August 2017
3 August 2017
COMMENT: Should research funding be allocated through voting?
14 July 2017
COMMENT: Fierce public debate over GM food has put pressure on Chinese researchers to engage with the public about 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.
7 April 2017
28 March 2017
Scientists reluctant to publish clinical trial results found to be a major contributor of research dollars wasted.
10 March 2017
COMMENT: Researchers, explain yourselves
7 March 2017
COMMENT: Ignoring evidence when deciding where research funding goes will not lead to high quality research, says Adrian Barnett.
18 January 2017
Applying for ethics approval cost Adrian Barnett's research group $348,000 in staff time, and delayed the research by six months.
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.
22 November 2016
It's time for the academic community to put action to words and stand up for greater gender equality.
4 November 2016
Ranking systems for universities need to be re-evaluated.
20 October 2016
The research sector loves talking about it but is excellence best for science?
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.