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How India compares with the world's top research nations – in 5 graphs

3 April 2020

Gemma Conroy

Output vs quality reveal the weak points.

How to land a faculty job

19 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

The answer might surprise you.

The biggest reason for biomedical research retractions

18 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Detection software is not enough.

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

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

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

The shifting corporate–academic relationship in pictures

11 December 2017

Nature Index

Research partnerships between industry and academia have more than doubled in five years.