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To feature in our career guides, reserve an advertising slot or work with our expert writers to craft engaging branded content articles about your inspirational research, people, and technologies.

Our career guides are supplements published throughout the year in the Nature journal and on, reaching over 50,000 journal subscribers and over 4.8 million online users per month*.

Each guide delivers career advice for scientists working in a particular research or geographical area, or career stage. 

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Additional Nature supplements:

As well as our career guides, your ad or branded content can also feature in:

  • Nature Spotlights: supplements exploring key science topics; current issues in the news, emerging lab techniques, governmental policy, and more.
  • Nature Index supplements: based on data in the Nature Index, which presents research outputs by institution and country.


2023 career guides and supplements calendar:

Includes booking deadlines.

Supplement, topic
2023 publication date 

Booking deadlines for branded content Booking deadline for advertisement Description of supplement issue

Nature Index: Japan

9 Mar

Written by Springer Nature: 22 Nov 2022

Supplied by advertiser: 11 Jan

24 Feb Japan remains in Nature Index’s top five countries for high-quality scientific output, 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. This supplement will look at areas where Japan could do more to stabilize its position, as well as highlight the fields of research in which Japan does boast a strong performance.

Spotlight: Quantum computing

25 May

Written by Springer Nature: 7 Feb

Supplied by advertiser: 29 Mar

12 May The 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.

Spotlight: Nutrition research in China    

15 Jun

Written by Springer Nature: 28 Feb

Supplied by advertiser: 19 Apr

2 Jun The 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.

Spotlight: Preparing for disasters

27 Jul

Written by Springer Nature: 11 Apr

Supplied by advertiser: 31 May

14 Jul The 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.

Nature Index: China

10 Aug

Written by Springer Nature: 11 May

Supplied by advertiser: 8 Jun

28 Jul We 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.

Spotlight: Virtual reality technology

17 Aug

Written by Springer Nature: 18 May

Supplied by advertiser: 15 Jun

4 Aug The 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.

Nature Index: Cancer

7 Sept

Written by Springer Nature: 8 Jun

Supplied by advertiser: 6 Jul

25 Aug Cancer 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.

Career Guide: Faculty

7 Sept

Written by Springer Nature: 8 Jun

Supplied by advertiser: 6 Jul

25 Aug The 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.

Nature Index: Science cities (sponsored)



Career Guide: Bioinformatics

5 Oct

Written by Springer Nature: 6 Jul

Supplied by advertiser: 3 Aug

22 Sept The 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.

Nature Index: Climate and conservation

12 Oct

Written by Springer Nature: 13 Jul

Supplied by advertiser: 10 Aug

29 Sept The 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 and also profile top collaborations between countries. A significant portion of climate research comes from data collected from the Polar Regions, what can the Antarctic and Artic ecosystems tell us about our climate’s future?

Spotlight: Paediatrics research hospitals

19 Oct

Written by Springer Nature: 20 Jul

Supplied by advertiser: 17 Aug

6 Oct The 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.

Spotlight: Cybersecurity

2 Nov

Written by Springer Nature: 3 Aug

Supplied by advertiser: 7 Sept

20 Oct The 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.

Nature Index: Rising stars

9 Nov

Written by Springer Nature: 10 Aug

Supplied by advertiser: 14 Sept

27 Oct What 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. 

Nature Index: North-South Collaboration

14 Dec

Written by Springer Nature: 14 Sept

Supplied by advertiser: 12 Oct

1 Dec Good science is not limited to wealthy countries and research in the Global South is too often ignored, to the detriment of science everywhere. This supplement will look at collaborations that seek to prevent this from happening. 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? What can Europe and North America do to help build research capacity in Africa and Asia?

Careers Guide: Scientific events

21 Dec

Written by Springer Nature: 21 Sept

Supplied by advertiser: 19 Oct

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