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10 key insights from the first research scorecards for G20 countries

19 July 2019

Bec Crew

Australia shines; the US, not so much.

Impact factors are still widely used in academic evaluations

18 April 2019

Holly Else

Survey finds that 40% of research-intensive universities mention the controversial metric in review documents — despite efforts to dampen its influence.

Career mobility: Researchers change places to progress

1 April 2019

Smriti Mallapaty (Data analysis by Rodrigo Costas Comesana)

Moving countries to further a career in science has its benefits, but it isn’t an option for everyone.

Egypt and Pakistan had highest rise in research output in 2018

27 December 2018

Anita Makri

Global production of scientific papers hit an all-time high this year, estimates show, with emerging economies rising fastest.

Brazil's Russian connection

5 April 2016

Linda Nordling

A handful of influential professors are behind research partnerships between Russia and Brazil.