9 August 2019
Keeping participants involved can go a long way.
30 July 2019
Where the smaller players shine.
24 July 2019
Everything’s melting, but Boaty McBoatface is a beacon of hope.
19 July 2019
Australia shines; the US, not so much.
12 July 2019
This interactive visualization reveals the tightest pairs.
3 July 2019
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Global effort to combat research misconduct gathers pace.
20 June 2019
This ranking shows which institutions might be punching above their weight in producing high-quality research.
13 June 2019
A committee has recommended scrapping a rule that requires PhD students to publish articles.
24 March 2019
Catherine Armitage, David McNeill & Smriti Mallapaty
Six scientists whose transformative work reaches across borders.
7 March 2019
Caroline S. Wagner, Travis Whetsell & Satyam Mukherjee
Global teams shy away from risky research.
2 January 2019
The work of female researchers has a broader impact than citation analysis suggests, but not in India.
27 December 2018
Global production of scientific papers hit an all-time high this year, estimates show, with emerging economies rising fastest.
14 December 2018
Studies to improve the productivity, resistance and taste of rice crops are central to China’s commanding position in plant biology.
14 November 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Global survey finds that unclear publishing policies place an additional burden on many scientists who don’t speak English as a first language.
26 September 2018
Gemma Conroy et al.
These institutions have made great strides over the past three years in their production of high-quality research.
11 September 2018
Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.
31 July 2018
Report recommends removing obstacles to the conversion of scientific research into products and services.
20 July 2018
The scale of growth in cities challenges scientists and policy-makers.
19 July 2018
Institutions in China and Japan dominate the chemistry top 10 in the Nature Index.
18 July 2018
One of them does not yet exist.
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.
3 July 2018
Two years since the Institutions of Eminence project was announced, none have been selected.
3 May 2018
The higher-education advisory agency is cleaning up its registry of approved journals, but academics say the list should be abolished.
9 April 2018
Anomalies in the third national assessment of Indian institutions intensify criticisms of linking the exercise to funding.
5 December 2017
In trying to thwart predators, the government is penalizing researchers who publish in genuine open-access journals.
30 November 2017
Papers from China are growing in influence and volume, yet the US remains supreme.
23 November 2017
7 out of the top 10 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2018 are in the east-Asian nation.
15 March 2017
Years of groundwork underpins rise in research collaborations.
3 August 2016
Mark Zastrow, James Mitchell Crow
Chemistry research was a significant driver of the performance for several institutions.
28 July 2016
Undaunted by the scientific dominance of historic global big-hitters, some of the world's less prominent research nations are carving out a niche and making a strong impact.
22 July 2016
A significant rise in chemistry research makes India a Nature Index 2016 Rising Star.