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What matters most on the road to scientific success?

24 July 2019

Viviane Callier

The skills and strategies — as well as the invisible structural factors — that contribute to scientific productivity.

The top 10 institutions for Earth and environmental sciences in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These 10 institutions in the Nature Index were the largest contributors to papers in Earth and environmental sciences published in 82 leading journals in 2018.

In science, some ideas are more contagious than others

13 May 2019

Viviane Callier

An infectious disease model shows that ideas from prestigious institutions are more likely to spread farthest.

How predictable is scientific success?

24 September 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Even sophisticated, data-driven models of academic careers have trouble forecasting the highs and lows.

Earth and environmental sciences in the line of fire

28 June 2018

Katherine Bourzac

By modelling the course of climate change, scientists are building an arsenal to prepare for its impact.

Nature Index introduces multilateral collaboration score

28 June 2018

Catherine Armitage

A new measure accounts for research collaboration within and between groups