Top 50 in Chemistry & Materials Science

We are pleased to announce the most downloaded* Nature Communications articles from 2020 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 2020, Nature Communications published over 6,400 articles. We have put together a collection of the 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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* Data obtained from SN Insights (based on Digital Science's Dimensions) and has been normalised to account for articles published later in the year.


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