A network-based normalized impact measure reveals successful periods of scientific discovery across discipline

The impact of a scientific publication is often measured by the number of citations it receives from the scientific community. However, citation count is susceptible to well-documented variations in citation practices across time and discipline, …

Reproducible Science of Science at scale: pySciSci

Science of science (SciSci), a growing field at the boundary of sociology, network science, and computational social science, encompasses diverse interdisciplinary research programs that study the processes underlying science. The field has …

Mapping Philanthropic Support of Science

We map philanthropic funding in science based on IRS tax forms from 620,325 non-profit organizations. We find that in volume and scope, philanthropic funding is comparable to federal funding for research. However, whereas federal funding is based on …

ADVANCE Networks

Quantifying how the NSF ADVANCE program potentially facilitated the exchange of expertise and knowledge about gender equity and organizational transformation.

A wealth of discovery built on the Human Genome Project — by the numbers

The 20th anniversary of the publication of the first draft of the human genome1,2 offers an opportunity to track how the project has empowered research into the genetic roots of human disease, changed drug discovery and helped to revise the idea of …


pySciSci: A python package for the science of science.

Systemic Inequality in Science & Art

Quantifying systemic gender and nationality inequality in science and art.

Historical comparison of gender inequality in scientific careers across countries and disciplines

By studying the publication careers of over 1.5 million scientists, we take a career-focused persepective to identify the factors inhibiting gender equity in STEM. We find that despite an improved trend towards population equality, the gender differences in career-wise productivity and impact have been growing over the last 70 years. Yet, the research outcomes of men and women year to year are essentially equivalent. Third, and most importantly, women are ending their publishing careers at higher rates than men, and this is happening across every stage of their careers.

Nature's Reach: narrow work has broad impact

How knowledge informs and alters disciplines is itself an enlightening, and vibrant field. This type of meta research into new findings, insights, conceptual frameworks and techniques is important, among other things, for policymakers who fund research in the hope of tackling society’s most pressing challenges, which inevitably span disciplines.