10 December 2020
As revenues and research output soar in the field of AI, global competition between the United States, China and Europe heats up.
23 September 2020
Study aims to forecast success.
5 August 2020
Hong Kong Principles seek to replace ‘publish or perish’ culture.
4 August 2020
Scientists in neglected research areas at risk of being considered "second-class citizens."
3 June 2020
3 pieces of advice from the frontlines of scientific debate.
12 May 2020
Is this the future of metrics in academia?
27 April 2020
But we shouldn't assume selfish motives.
31 March 2020
Annemijn Algra, Inez Koopman, Rozemarijn Snoek
Looking beyond bibliometrics to evaluate success.
24 March 2020
"Severe unintended negative consequences."
11 March 2020
And one important similarity.
25 October 2019
They work well for some.
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.
10 October 2019
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Out of step with international norms.
8 October 2019
Megajournal editors under the microscope.
24 September 2019
A guideline to boost transparency is being updated.
12 September 2019
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
The publisher is scrutinizing researchers who might be inappropriately using the review process to promote their own work.
11 September 2019
How to compare apples with apples.
29 August 2019
“Science needs a healthy dose of its own medicine, yet refuses to take the pill.”
7 August 2019
The practice has led to peverse incentives for researchers.
5 July 2019
Don’t take it personally.
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.
16 October 2018
Research institutions have a duty to foster integrity, and that includes monitoring.
9 October 2018
Industry funders routinely take charge of analysis and reporting.
3 October 2018
Two new measures aim to assess researchers' independence from their former lab heads.
18 September 2018
In academia’s great migration, some researchers are
at a disadvantage.
13 September 2018
'Most highly cited' criterion is not the most appropriate.
28 August 2018
We need to define impact more clearly to be able to measure it effectively.
21 August 2018
It's bad news for Z but A is AOK for authors listed alphabetically.
16 August 2018
The Open Science movement champions transparency, but how much and how quickly is a matter of dispute.
8 August 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
A US project is exploring the use of software to assign confidence levels to published research.
2 August 2018
Foreign faculty in Japan are less productive than their local counterparts on many measures, but better connected to global collaborations.
31 July 2018
Report recommends removing obstacles to the conversion of scientific research into products and services.
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.
4 June 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Study reveals how research evaluations can lead to self-serving behaviour.
23 May 2018
Multi-national study challenges long-held assumptions about efficiency.
13 October 2017
Many fear a plan to elevate 42 universities to world class status will deepen inequality.
9 October 2017
Researchers in the UK find that the impact factor of journal articles matches judgements by a panel of experts on research quality.
29 September 2017
An analysis of a popular reputation metric concludes it relies too heavily on social interaction.
26 September 2017
21 September 2017
Researchers disagree over whether performance-based metrics adversely affect publication behaviour.
23 June 2017
Researchers wrestle with a measure of collaboration increasingly used to assess the impact of 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.
22 May 2017
Early-career researchers in the UK are less likely to choose open access over subscription journals.
10 May 2017
Although government efforts to encourage innovation face significant obstacles.
27 April 2017
Former microbiologist Sue Thomas will lead the Australian Research Council from July.
7 April 2017
10 March 2017
COMMENT: Researchers, explain yourselves
24 February 2017
G20 countries dominate global research spending and production, but the mix is changing.
31 January 2017
Size does matter when it comes to research performance.
24 January 2017
More scientists could help sustain the country's recent growth in research output.
11 January 2017
Tracking the careers of leading scientists reveals maintaining an edge is harder for women in Italy.
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.
29 November 2016
Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future in EU research may be damaging science.
7 November 2016
A new online award that recognises the contributions of highly-productive peer reviewers also highlights biases in the system that underscores scholarly publishing.
4 November 2016
Ranking systems for universities need to be re-evaluated.
27 October 2016
Assessing the research performance of universities is a difficult pursuit.
20 October 2016
The research sector loves talking about it but is excellence best for science?
11 October 2016
There is a need to account for all types of innovation, from big to small.
6 October 2016
Does pouring money into research always translate into better outcomes?
18 August 2016
Do longer periods of funding lead to greater scientific returns?
21 March 2016
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.