Nature Special issues

Nature periodically publishes articles that focus on aspects of science in the Asia-Pacific region. Below is a list of some of these features.

Naturejobs Feature: Nature Spotlight

Nature Spotlight’s regional features promote global acknowledgement of science in the particular county / region.

Nature Supplement

Nature supplements are published in Nature and distributed around the globe.

Editorial Coverage

Various areas of Asia Pacific have been covered.


Naturejobs Feature: Nature Spotlight

New Zealand

Nature Supplement

  • Nature Index 2016 Collaborations
    Nature Supplement

    Nature Index 2016 Collaborations

    Nature Vol. 539 No.7629, 17 November 2016

    The supplement highlights some of the most fruitful collaborations between institutions and countries, such as those resulting from the bonds between China and the United States.

  • Nature Index 2016 Australia and New Zealand
    Nature Supplement

    Nature Index 2016 Australia and New Zealand

    Nature Vol. 538 No.7626, 27 October 2016

    The supplement highlights these countries’ quality natural science research.

  • Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars
    Nature Supplement

    Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars

    Nature Vol. 535 No.7613, 28 July 2016

    This supplement identifies the ascendant performers in the world of science.

  • Nature Index 2016 Saudi Arabia
    Nature Supplement

    Nature Index 2016 Saudi Arabia

    Nature Vol. 532 No.7600, 28 April 2016

    In 2015 Saudi Arabia had the largest growth of its region in the production of high-quality research tracked by the Nature Index, propelling the country into a leading position.

  • Nature Index 2016 Japan
    Nature Supplement

    Nature Index 2016 Japan

    Nature Vol. 531 No.7594, 17 March 2016

    Japan is among the top producers of high quality research in the Nature Index, but new analysis reveals this position is being challenged.

  • Nature Index 2015 China
    Nature Supplement

    Nature Index 2015 China

    Nature Vol. 528 No.7582, 17 December 2015

    Nature Index 2015 China reveals the country’s output of high quality science continues to grow – a trend that shows no signs of slowing.

  • Nature Index 2015 Collaborations
    Nature Supplement

    Nature Index 2015 Collaborations

    Nature Vol. 527 No.7577, 12 November 2015

    The supplement paints a picture of global research partnerships and yields insights into the power and impact of joint research.

  • Nature Outlook: Liver Cancer
    Nature Outlook

    Liver Cancer

    Nature Vol. 516 No.7529, 3 December 2014

    Liver cancer is one of the most lethal forms of the disease: fewer than 40% of those who have it survive a year after diagnosis, even with treatment, and there are not many promising therapies in the pipeline. But if researchers can understand why some people with unhealthy livers develop cancer but others do not, they may be able to more effectively treat the disease — or even prevent it.

  • Nature Index 2014 Global
    Nature Supplement

    Nature Index 2014 Global

    Nature Vol. 515 No.7526, 13 November 2014

    The Nature Index 2014 Global supplement provides a snapshot of results from the new Nature Index, comparing the countries and institutions around the world that contributed to some of the highest quality research during the previous calendar year.

  • Nature Outlook: Rice
    Nature Outlook


    Nature Vol. 514 No.7524, 30 October 2014

    A simple grain with global impact, rice has helped to build empires and fed revolutions. Now, scientists are starting a rice revolution of their own to feed a hungry world. By decoding genetics, improving breeding and, perhaps, reshaping the plant’s biology, researchers are working to take the world’s most vital crop into the future.

  • Nature Outlook: Assessing Science
    Nature Outlook

    Assessing Science

    Nature Vol. 511 No.7510, 24 Jul. 2014

    The issue of how to evaluate the fruits of academic research confronts scientists and policymakers all over the world. Each country has its own set of circumstances depending on its research infrastructure and wealth as well as its economic, environmental and developmental objectives. Australia and New Zealand might be neighbours, but their programmes of research assessment are very different. Focusing on the tools and methods used to measure the quality and impact of science in Australia and New Zealand should inform similar debates throughout the scientific world.

  • Singapore Feature
    Singapore Feature

    Future Urban Solutions

    Taking care of the big picture
    Innovative approaches to future urban solutions

  • Nature Supplement
    Academy of Military Medical Sciences

    Part 5 20 Dec. 2012

    Frontline disease prevention and control

    Part 4 18 Oct. 2012

    World-leading drug discovery and development

    Part 3 19 Apr. 2012

    Excellence in basic and clinical medical research

    Part 2 19 Jan. 2012

    Advancing life science and biotechnology research

    Part 1 15 Sep. 2011

    Celebrating 60 years of research at one of China’s leading organizations for medical science


Editorial Coverage

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