1 July 2019
These countries were the year's largest contributors to papers published in the past year in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index.
28 May 2019
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon, Wesley Cohen,Andrea Patacconi
Corporate research in the life sciences endures, despite diminishing in other fields of science.
27 May 2019
This scientific partnership could fight everything from blood diseases to HIV.
24 January 2018
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Small countries have an outsized presence among the scientific elite.
2 January 2018
Phillip Phan & Dean Wong
COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.
26 December 2017
Stepping back from in-house science, companies are relying heavily on universities and government institutions for knowledge.
20 December 2017
18 December 2017
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.
30 November 2017
Papers from China are growing in influence and volume, yet the US remains supreme.
28 November 2017
Undergraduate research programmes are expensive, and the benefits can be hard to measure.
24 November 2017
Key investments in people and infrastructure have turned Illinois into a state of substance.
20 November 2017
Researchers point to options for tackling bias against competitors.
16 November 2017
COMMENT: National initiatives that track people, rather than papers, will lead to better science in the United States.
13 November 2017
10 November 2017
Scott Andes and Daniel Correa
Even if the biggest cuts since World War II don't eventuate, alternative funding sources must be found.
9 November 2017
An open society makes Canada an attractive destination for students and scientists, but only as long as government promises for increased funding are met.
7 November 2017
3 November 2017
2 November 2017
At the current pace, China could overtake the US as the global science leader within a decade.
26 October 2017
New York's expensive office and lab spaces have deterred innovative life science firms, but with growing support for start-ups, the scene is changing.
6 October 2017
Gender proportions in medical schools are almost equal, but disparities persist further up the ranks, a new tracking tool reveals.
4 October 2017
19 September 2017
140 institutions in the United States have spent five consecutive years in the Nature Index top 500.
14 September 2017
A few institutions in the United States, China and Germany make it into the top 500 for the first time.
31 August 2017
China has the largest number of institutions that have risen up the top 500 ranks over the past five years.
27 July 2017
An encounter between two visiting social scientists at the University of Oxford was the catalyst for a unique partnership.
23 June 2017
Researchers wrestle with a measure of collaboration increasingly used to assess the impact of their work.
6 June 2017
California, Massachusetts and New York produce the most high-quality research, but their output is in decline.
4 April 2017
International team publish landmark paper on debilitating form of childhood epilepsy.
24 March 2017
Despite being among the top science nations, Japan's publication output has stalled over the past decade.
24 February 2017
G20 countries dominate global research spending and production, but the mix is changing.
20 February 2017
As Donald Trump’s bid to reinstate his travel ban failed last week, three Iranian scientists speak of their fears amid the uncertainty.
2 December 2016
An encounter helped kick-start the development of new cancer drugs.
30 November 2016
Proximity is just one factor driving the high number of collaborations between top performing institutes in the same city.
24 November 2016
China's appetite for patents leads the world.
18 November 2016
15 November 2016
A new program is encouraging climate change research partnerships between two research powerhouses.
25 July 2016
James Mitchell Crow, Mark Zastrow
BCM’s contribution to high-quality research rose 39% from 2012 to 2015.
11 July 2016
A ground breaking colon cancer experiment that swapped the burgers-and-fries diet of African Americans with the traditional fare of rural South Africans was sparked by a chance encounter.
23 June 2016
Links formed by mainland China's large scientific diaspora and its increasing output of high-quality research make it an emerging centre of international collaboration.
21 June 2016
Four of the top five universities producing the most earth and environment research in the index last year are in the United States.
17 June 2016
It's a battle between the east and west coast.
4 May 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital is the most prolific healthcare organisation publishing in top journals.
25 April 2016
IBM topped the Nature Index ranking of companies publishing in leading research journals in 2015.
22 April 2016
When it comes to the world’s best natural science research, no nation can match the United States.
20 April 2016
20 April 2016
The top 10 institutions in the Nature Index are the largest contributors to papers published in 68 leading journals in 2015
5 April 2016
A handful of influential professors are behind research partnerships between Russia and Brazil.
30 March 2016
21 March 2016