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Personal biases speed up research publication

8 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Megajournal editors under the microscope.

Scientists collaborate more when disaster strikes

1 August 2019

Gemma Conroy

Teaming up when things fall apart. 

Gender is not the biggest barrier to career success

14 June 2019

Gemma Conroy

Study paints bleak picture of disadvantage attached to ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Chemistry is the fastest path to a Nobel prize

9 April 2019

Gemma Conroy

Sorry, economists. A new study pinpoints the age at which Nobel Laureates produce their transformative work. 


Data brief: Female first-authors attract more readers

2 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

The work of female researchers has a broader impact than citation analysis suggests, but not in India.

Data brief: Citizen science papers have more impact

23 November 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Public involvement in science has citation benefits, but these are often fleeting.

Data Brief: US companies spend more on research

8 November 2018

Gemma Conroy

Businesses spent a small, but growing, amount of their R&D budgets on basic science.

Data Brief: First in, best dressed for EU healthcare research funding

26 October 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Only 3% of EU grant funds went to new entrants to the union between 2007 and 2016.