8 October 2020
This is a problem much larger than simply bias on the part of the Nobel selection committees – it’s systemic.
6 October 2020
Government funding post-COVID-19 will see an increased emphasis on research impact. This could see blue skies research pushed into the private sector, says Daniel Hook
28 September 2020
György Csomós, Zsófia Viktória Vida & Balázs Lengyel
Emerging trends are explored in this commentary on high-impact research outputs across 245 cities.
28 September 2020
Sizing up the success of the world’s science hotspots.
25 September 2020
China’s powerhouse holds firm as the number one city in the Nature Index.
25 September 2020
A look at the inputs that result in high scientific research outputs.
24 September 2020
The two US cities have a peerless partnership for life sciences.
23 September 2020
Study aims to forecast success.
Women have disrupted research on bird song, and show how diversity can improve all fields of science
16 September 2020
Kevin Omland, Evangeline Rose & Karan Odom
For decades, scientists believed that
4 August 2020
Scientists in neglected research areas at risk of being considered "second-class citizens."
13 July 2020
Artificial intelligence papers amass citations more than any other research topic.
Coronavirus vaccine front-runner Moderna puts MIT chemist-entrepreneur Robert Langer in the spotlight
30 June 2020
4 lessons from his playbook.
3 June 2020
3 pieces of advice from the frontlines of scientific debate.
29 May 2020
A colossal sea beast and a swampy rainforest at the South Pole feature in some of the stand-out papers from April.
27 May 2020
Their protein-saving techniques are in high demand.
26 May 2020
How to stand out in the fast-growing throng.
19 May 2020
Philippe Vincent-Lamarre et al.
Preprints analysis suggests a disproportionate impact on early career researchers.
12 May 2020
The benefits of teamwork.
12 May 2020
Is this the future of metrics in academia?
27 April 2020
But we shouldn't assume selfish motives.
24 March 2020
"Severe unintended negative consequences."
20 March 2020
Carsten Lund Pedersen
A tool to help you master the four Cs: citations, communication, coverage, and collaboration.
17 March 2020
But short careers set them back.
6 March 2020
Where in the world are the subject strengths?
18 February 2020
New tool seeks to change editorial
16 December 2019
Gemma Conroy, Bec Crew & Hepeng Jia
Star competitors in a highly competitive field.
2 December 2019
A study of protein databases shows that discoverers who are second to publish still end up getting a substantial portion of the recognition.
25 October 2019
They work well for some.
3 October 2019
Regarding publication as only one part of a long-term and cumulative communication campaign is integral to achieving impact.
19 September 2019
A new publishing standard should be introduced to weed out unscrupulous research journals.
18 September 2019
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
An unprecedented rise to world-class status.
12 September 2019
The United States dominates, but cracks are showing.
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
Publishing in an “international” journal now refers to an English-language journal.
23 August 2019
The difference between highly cited and lowly cited papers.
21 August 2019
How will performance-based funding shake out for Australian universities?
30 July 2019
Zika provides a vision for how to keep pace with a fast-moving research field.
19 July 2019
Australia shines; the US, not so much.
9 July 2019
The benefits of showing your hand early.
4 July 2019
Academic writing is often criticised for being overly complicated and impenetrable to anyone outside of a small circle of experts.
14 June 2019
Study paints bleak picture of disadvantage attached to ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
13 May 2019
An infectious disease model shows that ideas from prestigious institutions are more likely to spread farthest.
18 April 2019
Survey finds that 40% of research-intensive universities mention the controversial metric in review documents — despite efforts to dampen its influence.
22 January 2019
Radar data of the red planet’s south pole had scientists deliberating over the possibilities. Could it really be liquid water?
15 January 2019
A massive study on the planet’s biomass was among the top five most talked-about articles of 2018.
9 January 2019
A study revealing the decline of the Great Barrier Reef was one of the most discussed articles of 2018.
3 January 2019
A dire warning from climate scientists was the second most discussed paper in the past year.
2 January 2019
The work of female researchers has a broader impact than citation analysis suggests, but not in India.
28 December 2018
One of the year’s hottest papers shows online
story-tellers are lukewarm when it comes to truth.
27 December 2018
Global production of scientific papers hit an all-time high this year, estimates show, with emerging economies rising fastest.
11 October 2018
J. Britt Holbrook
Too many tools used to promote accountability benefit research managers and for-profit companies at the expense of individual researchers.
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.
14 August 2018
Radical proposal will be difficult to implement, say NGOs.
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.
13 July 2018
Academic reward structures discourage the pursuit of vital research.
12 July 2018
Mark Reed et. al.
Describing the benefits of excellent research in simple language gets high marks in the REF.
7 July 2018
We look at the top 5 Earth and environmental science articles by Altmetric Score from 2012 to 2017.
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.
29 May 2018
A study identifies papers that stand the test of time.
16 May 2018
Gene collections and astronomy studies dominate the list of the most-cited publications with DOIs on the popular online encyclopaedia.
19 April 2018
The REF’s approach to impact incentivizes research that can be obviously linked to outcomes.
5 April 2018
Finding purpose and meaning in the lab.
28 March 2018
Australian academics will need to prove that they have demonstrated the usefulness of their work to communities, industry and government.
25 January 2018
A controversial fossil discovery has whipped up online discussions about alien life.
15 January 2018
A system for bringing premature baby lambs to gestational term caused much online debate about whether the technology should be applied to humans.
11 January 2018
Gemma ConroyFlesh and feathers trapped in amber were the talk of the internet in 2017.
5 January 2018
A study revealing that girls are more likely to link brilliance with boys than with their own gender made headlines on the web.
2 January 2018
Phillip Phan & Dean Wong
COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.
29 December 2017
A gene-editing breakthrough topped all other papers for online attention.
28 December 2017
Five scientists discuss the reasons they moved to an industry lab.
12 December 2017
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi
11 December 2017
Research partnerships between industry and academia have more than doubled in five years.
8 December 2017
7 December 2017
30 November 2017
Papers from China are growing in influence and volume, yet the US remains supreme.
27 November 2017
16 October 2017
Lack of clarity on changes to the country's research assessment system provokes anxiety among early-career researchers.
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 August 2017
23 June 2017
Researchers wrestle with a measure of collaboration increasingly used to assess the impact of their work.
30 May 2017
The ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative will expand scientific collaborations with 64 countries in the region.
5 January 2017
Citations don't always reflect the quality or impact of a researcher's work.
11 October 2016
There is a need to account for all types of innovation, from big to small.
18 August 2016
Do longer periods of funding lead to greater scientific returns?
15 July 2016
The country's contribution to top journals continues to grow.
11 April 2016
21 March 2016