Top 50 articles in chemistry & materials science

The Nature Communications team is pleased to announce the most read* articles from 2018 in the fields of chemistry and materials science. Featuring authors from around the world, these papers highlight valuable research from an international community.

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In 2018, Nature Communications published over 5,000 articles. We have put together a collection of our Top 50 articles across chemistry and materials science from last year, covering the fields of catalysis, energy materials, organic and inorganic chemistry and much more.

Congratulations to all authors who contributed to these highly valuable research papers!

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*Based on data from, covering January-December 2018.

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Go to the profile of Carlos Hernandez Mejia
about 2 years ago

Should't be the ranking based on most accessed and not on most posted on social media?