2022 Nature Index Special Reports Publication Calendar

Book now to promote your institution’s achievements and vision within the Nature Index special reports, which are published in Nature.

The Nature Index is a database of author affiliation information and provides a proxy of high-quality research output and collaboration at the institutional, national, and regional levels. Based on this data, the Nature Index produces special reports throughout the year, which are published in the Nature journal in print and online.

Below you can view the Nature Index special reports coming up in 2022. Your institution can advertise or run branded content within these special reports — aligning yourself with Nature Portfolio’s reputation for the highest quality editorial standards and research output.

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Mar 10Top 5 CountriesWritten by NRCM*: Nov 26, 2021

Supplied by Client: Jan 7
Feb 25This report will look at stand-out research initiatives in each of the United States, China, Germany, United Kingdom and Japan across the natural sciences disciplines (life sciences, physical sciences, Earth and environmental sciences and chemistry). It will highlight each country’s discipline strengths with a focus on which institutions and people are driving change for the better at the leading edge of global science, and what they are doing to share and spread their success.
Aug 11Nanoscience/ nanotechnologyWritten by NRCM*: May 12

Supplied by Client: June 9
July 29This report celebrates the institutions and individuals behind the rapidly growing research in this field which is enabling the design of new materials and devices, such as nanocrystals, used in advanced diagnostic imaging, and carbon nanotubes, values for their antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It looks at how interdisciplinary teams are collaborating across borders as a matter of urgency to tackle major challenges, including the safety and toxicity of nanoparticles in medicine and therapeutics.
Sept 8EnergyWritten by NRCM*: June 9

Supplied by Client: July 7
Aug 25This report tracks research output related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 7 (Clean and affordable energy) and highlights the countries and institutions that are leading the way in efforts to make energy more sustainable and widely available. It explores how government, industry and investors are collaborating with researchers to develop capacity and efficiency in renewable energy sources, such as hydrogen energy and hydropower, photovoltaics, biofuels and smart-grid technologies, and examines topics subject to intense research competition, such as improved battery efficiency, and how the research is being translated to market with the potential to drive major industrial advances.
Sept 22Science cities (sponsored)N/AN/AMany leading science cities are active in research related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This report showcases how they are supporting climate change and clean energy targets, protecting oceans, coastal communities and food security.
Oct 13AI/RoboticsWritten by NRCM*: July 14

Supplied by Client: Aug 12
Sept 30This report looks at institutions’ and countries’ AI strategies and AI research output, and at how global leaders in the field, such as institutions in the United States, China, Canada and Europe, are finding new ways stay competitive, while navigating challenges around ethics, security, and cross-country collaboration.
Nov 17InnovationWritten by NRCM*: Aug 18

Supplied by Client: Sept 23
Nov 4Institutions seeking to increase their sources of funding place growing importance on commercialising their research to provide an income stream while making a positive contribution to economic growth and societal advancement. Through a close analysis of patent metrics this supplement identifies the countries, institutions and individuals that are leading this trend. It looks at how the successful decisions and deals behind the translation of discoveries from the laboratory to the market place are made, with reference to a range of fields, from materials science and artificial intelligence to biomedical research, environmental science and more.
Dec 15Biomedical scienceWritten by NRCM*: Sept 15

Supplied by Client: Oct 14
Dec 2This report takes a deep dive into the booming science of healthcare across the five sectors tracked by the Nature Index – academic, corporate, healthcare, government and not-for-profit. It highlights the institutions and individuals driving this life-affirming, multidisciplinary research field. Drawing from “hot” topics such as biofabrication, biopharmaceuticals, precision medicine, and the use of AI and big data, the supplement will bring readers current stories and graphics showing the work behind biomedical science research with high societal and economic impact. Examples of high impact might include improved patient care or health outcomes, training of highly-skilled personnel, better public understanding of scientific processes, attracting investment and informing policy-making.

Dates are subject to change.

*Nature Research Custom Media. Work with our Nature Research Custom Media team to create branded content featuring your institution. As experts in communicating with our audiences, the team can help you create a narrative that drives maximum engagement with your branded content.

P.S. Take a look at past Nature Index special reports published online.


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