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Publication date in 2023Supplement and topicBooking deadlines for branded contentBooking deadline for advertisementDescription of supplement issue
9 MarNature Index: JapanWritten by Springer Nature: 22 Nov 2022

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24 FebJapan remains in Nature Index’s top five countries for high-quality scientific output, according to the 2022 tables, but its place at the top is not guaranteed. Between 2020 and 2021, Japan’s adjusted share in the index fell by 5.2% -- continuing a trend of steady decline that has been going on since 2012. Other countries lower down in the tables, such as India, are meanwhile making consistently large gains. This supplement will look at areas where Japan could do more to stabilize its position, such as boosting the number of female and international researchers. The supplement will also highlight the fields of research in which Japan does boast a strong performance – what can these specialties teach Japanese science, more generally, about how to remain a top player?
25 MaySpotlight: Quantum computingWritten by Springer Nature: 7 Feb

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12 MayThe Spotlight on Quantum computing will investigate the ongoing efforts of researchers globally to develop quantum computing technology into a practical tool. It may also examine how upcoming quantum computing tools may be used to solve complex research problems -- such as protein folding or machine learning.
MayNature Index: Annual tablesN/AN/AN/A
15 JunSpotlight: Nutrition research in ChinaWritten by Springer Nature: 28 Feb

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2 JunThe Spotlight on Nutrition research in China will continue previous coverage of China’s public health sector in the Nature Spotlight series. It will examine how work in personalized medicine, dietary and medical research is being used to alleviate some of the pressures of an ageing population on China’s healthcare system.
27 JulSpotlight: Preparing for disastersWritten by Springer Nature: 11 Apr

Supplied by advertiser: 31 May
14 JulThe Spotlight on disaster preparation will investigate the work of scientists preparing for moments of rapid change in individual communities and in the larger world. It may talk to, for example, a seismologist developing early warning systems for earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. The piece will aim to delve into the research behind disaster preparation and what it’s like to work in such a high-stakes field.
10 AugNature Index: ChinaWritten by Springer Nature: 11 May

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28 JulWe are already seeing evidence that China’s large-scale spending on research is beginning to pay dividends as the country’s universities rise through the Nature Index. Though China remains in second place in the Nature Index, its Share and Count are increasing so rapidly that it could conceivably overtake the United States in future years. This supplement will look at China’s efforts to close the gap with the U.S. and ask whether political tensions are affecting collaborations between China and the international community.
17 AugSpotlight: Virtual reality technology Written by Springer Nature: 18 May

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4 AugThe Spotlight on Virtual reality technology will examine some of the ways scientists are using the emerging field of virtual reality in their own work – from outreach to data visualisation to specific research lines. The piece will speak with researchers who are using the technology to accelerate their work and try new things.
7 SeptNature Index: CancerWritten by Springer Nature: 8 Jun

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25 AugCancer is the world’s second biggest cause of death and cases are expected to rise significantly as poorer countries become more developed. The good news is that cancer research is well financed; the National Cancer Institute in the United States spends $6.9 billion a year, for example. This funding is producing some exciting science, tackling cancer through increasingly innovative strategies such as cell therapies and injectable robots. This supplement will explore some of this cutting-edge research, offering a glimpse of what cancer treatment might look like in coming years, but it will also look at simple and cost effective proposals that could prove especially helpful in less wealthy countries.
7 SeptCareer Guide: Faculty Written by Springer Nature: 8 Jun

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25 AugThe Career Guide on Faculty will aim to provide a toolkit for researchers interested in becoming faculty members, or those who have made it. It will deliver simple, practical, evidence-based advice to researchers on how best to grow their careers in academia.
SeptNature Index: Science cities (sponsored)N/AN/AN/A
OctCareer Guide: BioinfomaticsWritten by Springer Nature: 6 Jul

Supplied by advertiser: 3 Aug
22 SeptThe Career Guide on Bioinformatics will aim to help researchers interested in developing their careers in bioinformatics. It will aim to provide simple, practical, evidence-based advice to researchers, as well as advice on establishing and maintaining health collaborations with those already established in the field.
12 OctNature Index: Climate and conservationWritten by Springer Nature: 13 Jul

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29 SeptThe pandemic and geopolitical events (such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine) restricted international collaboration and disrupted research into one of the world’s most pressing crises: climate change and its effect on biodiversity and species conservation. This supplement will highlight research efforts that are being restarted, examining which countries and institutions are most active in this area. Because climate change is a global problem, the supplement will also profile top collaborations between countries. A significant portion of research into climate and conservation comes from data and observations collected from the Polar Regions, what can the Antarctic and Artic ecosystems tell us about our climate’s future?
19 OctSpotlight: Paediatrics research hospitalsWritten by Springer Nature: 20 Jul

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6 OctThe Spotlight on paediatrics will investigate the work of scientists in hospitals investigating diseases that specifically affect and impact children. It will continue Nature’s reporting from the 2022 research hospitals spotlight on how scientists combine medicine and research responsibly for patients. It will likely investigate both biological research and the social care element on paediatric work.
2 NovSpotlight: CybersecurityWritten by Springer Nature: 3 Aug

Supplied by advertiser: 7 Sept
20 OctThe Spotlight on Cybersecurity will investigate the field of cybersecurity and what tools researchers are developing to better protect systems and governments from cyber threats. The piece may also investigate how individual research labs can better protect their own work and data.
9 NovNature Index: Rising starsWritten by Springer Nature: 10 Aug

Supplied by advertiser: 14 Sept
27 OctWhat can the rest of the world learn from the fastest rising countries, institutions and individuals in the Nature Index? This supplement will examine the success of people and places that have significantly increased their output of high quality science research. By looking at growth, rather than absolute Share, it will allow us to shine a light on the achievements of less established universities.
14 DecNature Index: North-South CollaborationWritten by Springer Nature: 14 Sept

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1 DecGood science is not limited to wealthy countries and research in the Global South is too often ignored, to the detriment of science everywhere. If researchers in Europe and North America are not fully aware of advances made in Africa and Asia, progress is slowed. This supplement will look at collaborations that seek to prevent this from happening by fostering a genuine exchange of ideas between the Global North and South. What advances have been achieved through partnerships across different cultures and what are the fields of research where North-South collaborations most frequently flourish? -- Can other disciplines learn from them? And are collaborations that currently exist balanced and fair? What can the North do to help build research capacity in the South?
21 DecCareers Events Guide: End of yearWritten by Springer Nature: 21 Sept

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8 DecThe Events Guide will provide help and advice for researchers planning on attending conferences in 2024.
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