Editor's Choice

Access subject-specific Collections of articles, curated by our in-house Editors.



This Collection highlights our research on new dinosaur discoveries, including their evolutionary history, development, and ecology.

Vector-borne diseases

A Collection featuring some of our latest research on diseases transmitted by arthropod vectors, including strategies for mitigation and prevention.

Man-machine interfacing

This Collection showcases the most recent insights into the problem of interfacing humans with machines.

World Hepatitis Day

This Collection showcases recently published research in the field of viral hepatitis, in recognition of World Hepatitis Day

World Ocean Day

This Collection highlights recent research in marine science, in honor of World Ocean Day.


This Collection highlights the latest advances in wildfire research, from their far-reaching impact on ecology and health, to what drives them in the first place.

Marine pollution

A Collection of the best and latest research investigating the pollutants imposed on marine life in the Anthropocene.


A Collection of recent articles on upgrading the functionality of electrochemical biosensors in different applications, ranging from environmental monitoring to medical diagnosis.

Nanomaterials for Photocatalysis

This Editor’s Choice Collection showcases some of our latest publications that work towards the design of highly efficient photocatalysts.


This Collection brings together recent exercise research, highlighting technological advances in sport, and physiological adaptations to exercise.

Agronomy and climate change

A Collection presenting the global, physiological and cellular molecular effects of climate change on food crops and the ways in which we might futureproof ourelves against them.

DNA day

In recognition of DNA Day, this Collection showcases cutting-edge DNA methods.


This Collection showcases some of the latest research in cognitive, clinical, and methodological aspects of pupil behaviour.

Ovarian cancer

This Collection highlights the latest research published in Scientific Reports on the biology of ovarian cancer, as well as recent clinical advances in the field.


This Editor’s Choice collection showcases our latest research into the diagnosis, treatment, and better understanding of endometriosis.

Computer Vision

This Collection showcases some of our latest research on computer vision, particularly highlighting the advance in recognition, classification, and segmentation.

Environmental disparities

This Collection brings together some of the latest research on environmental disparities and their impact on communities around the world.

Planetary & solar system science

Free-to-access research on bodies that span the astronomical size spectrum, as well as space exploration and habitability.

Female laureates

A snapshot of work from teams that include exceptional women of science. Their contributions have been recognised via several awards.

World Cancer Day

This Collection highlights recent advances in cancer diagnostics and treatment, in recognition of World Cancer Day.

Crohn's and Colitis

This Collection highlights the current research in Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.


This Collection showcases some of our latest research on video games and their effects on players´ physical and mental health.


This Collection highlights research relating to all types of diabetes and the complications associated with this family of disorders.

Quantum entanglement

This Collection showcases our latest research articles exploiting the exciting phenomenon of quantum entanglement.

Vitamin D

This Collection highlights recent work on vitamin D in health and disease.

Ancient DNA

This Collection celebrates our most recent research on ancient DNA, showcasing methodologies that advanced the field, and research providing insight into human and species evolution.

El Niño–Southern Oscillation

This Collection highlights our latest research on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation.

Economic games

This Collection gathers some of the most recent research using economic games to study social behaviour.


This Collection highlights recent work relating to the advancement of organoid technology, and its application.


This Collection features our latest research on metamorphosis, including developmental biology and morphogenesis, genetic and epigenetic research, and ecology and conservation implications.

Click chemistry

This Collection brings together some of the latest research in click chemistry and its applications in synthesis and chemical biology.

Machine learning for material discovery, design and characterisation

Machine learning techniques can be used to automate difficult processes and open up undiscovered avenues of research in material discovery and characterisation.


This Collection highlights our most recent papers that further our mechanistic understanding of somatosensation, with a focus on temperature-, pain-, and pressure-sensing, as well as the therapeutic potential of somatosensory system components.


This Collection showcases recent work on Epigenetics published at Scientific Reports, highlighting the diversity of mechanisms involved, as well as its multiple functions throughout eukaryotic organisms.

Metal-organic frameworks

This Collection showcase recent advances in the application of MOF-based functional materials and demonstrate the topical and inclusive nature of the MOFs field.

Team sports

This Collection highlights just a few of our recent papers on team sports. The research it features explores how we interact while we play, the effects that team sports have on our bodies, and the techniques that are employed in the latest research.

Plant genome editing

This Collection showcases advances in plant genome editing research, recently published in Scientific Reports, including technical advances and applications with potential commercial interest.

Polymer chemistry

With an emphasis on the versatility of polymers and their applications, this Collection highlights recent advances in polymer chemistry.

Water splitting

This Collection brings together some of our recent research proposing novel photocatalysts, electrocatalysts, and enhancement strategies for conventional and nonconventional water splitting.

Human developmental biology

A Collection bringing together our recent articles discussing cell lineage specification through to embryonic development, that employ a variety of tools and techniques.

200th anniversary of Gregor Mendel

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Gregor Mendel, we bring together a selection of papers showcasing the enduring legacy of Mendel’s discoveries on the principles of heredity.

Chronic diseases

A Collection featuring some of our recent papers on chronic conditions from heart disease and diabetes to Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Heavy metal pollution

A Collection highlighting some of our recent papers on heavy metal contamination, toxicology and remediation.

Epidemiological modelling

A Collection featuring some of our latest research based on epidemiological modelling of infectious diseases.


This Collection gathers some of the latest research on depression.

Threatened species

This Collection highlights the latest research on the biology of threatened species and the conservation efforts being made to ensure their prosperity.

DNA damage and repair

This Collection highlights recent papers investigating the mechanisms of DNA damage response and repair, including methods for measuring DNA damage, and therapeutic targeting of DNA repair in disease.

Wearable technology

This Collection brings together a selection of our latest papers on wearable technology.


This Collection features our latest research on dentistry and oral health.

New cell lines

A Collection presenting a selection of reports describing the generation and characterisation of new lines from a range of species.


This Collection showcases our latest research on neutrons.

Super-resolution microscopy

This Collection showcases the latest research presenting some applications of and advances in super- resolution microscopy.

Nutrition and perception

This Collection brings together some of our most recent papers on the subject of food preparation and perception.

Quantum computing

As we near the limits of III-V semiconductor-based computing, the need for a reliable alternative is becoming more relevant. Quantum computing represents a viable and powerful method of solving highly complex problems beyond what classical computing could ever achieve.

Seismic events

In this Collection, we bring together some of our recent papers looking at advances in our ability to model and predict seismic events and the phenomena they give rise to, as well as what we’ve learned from monitoring these events in real-time.

Negative results

Scientific Reports welcomes submissions reporting negative results, and this Collection highlights just a few of our recent publications of negative data across the natural and clinical sciences.


This Collection features our recent articles elaborating the role of autophagy in homeostasis, its implication in disease pathology, and as a potential therapeutic target.

Traumatic brain injury

A selection of recent studies covering different aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), from the molecular mechanisms underlying neurological damage to new developments in diagnostics and imaging.


This Collection gathers some of the latest advances in microbubble technology for ultrasound imaging, therapeutics, drug delivery, and diagnostics.

Corals and reefs

This Collection features our latest research on corals and coral reefs, including their biology and ecology, the impacts of anthropogenic pressures and conservation efforts being made.


A focus on how the Earth system has changed over time, in response to both natural and anthropogenic forces.

The effects of meditation and mindfulness

This Collection brings together some of the latest research on the physiological, neural, and psychological effects of meditation and mindfulness.


This Collection presents our latest and most exciting research on phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and their effect on human health.

Climate change

This Collection highlights the recent advances in climate change research, spanning from changes in microscopic organisms to global weather events.


This Collection brings together our latest research on new energy storage technologies.

Optical waveguides

This Collection showcases our latest research on optical waveguides.

Cognitive neuroscience

This Collection highlights the latest research into the neuroscience of human cognition.


This Collection brings together the latest research on fisheries, from their ecological and social impact, to best practices under current climate change scenarios.


This Collection brings together just a few of our latest papers about bees, their evolution, and how they're impacted by widely-used herbicides and pesticides.

Assisted reproduction

A Collection featuring some of our latest research on assisted reproduction methods and their outcomes.

Palaeoanthropology and human evolution

This Collection of articles explores research into the evolution of humans and our hominin ancestors.

Decision making

This Collection highlights some of our latest research into the processes of decision making and co-operation in humans and other animals.

Fluid dynamics

This Collection showcases some of the latest research on fluid dynamics across different fields and applications.


Articles showcasing the promise of structures designed to interact with electromagnetic radiation.


This Collection highlights some of the latest research on the action, the effects and the potential therapeutic use of psychedelics.


This Collection features our latest research on glaciers, from deep time reconstructions to the on-going impact of human-influenced climate change.


A Collection of radiomics research shedding new light on disease characteristics.

Shift work

A Collection featuring some of our latest research on the impact of shift work on health and wellbeing.


This Collection brings together our latest research on superconductivity.


This Collection highlights advances in research to understand how we age and ways we can promote longevity.

3D printing in the life sciences

This Collection brings together papers that have applied 3D printing technology to problems in clinical and life sciences research, using both traditional and biological materials.

Topological matter

Topology has expanded beyond the domain of mathematics and firmly rooted itself in the physical sciences since the discovery of topological insulators. Here, we present a selection of papers on the topic of topological matter in a variety of forms.

Domestic animals

This Collection comprises research with a focus on domestic animals; their modern behaviour and the history of domestication.


A focus on the latest advances in geochemistry and their impact on ecosystems, and insights into the chemistry of the Earth's crust and mantle.


This Collection features recent research, focusing on novel traits and unusual habitats, for creatures big and small.


This Collection brings together research into the wetting properties of materials, along with their potential applications.

Antimicrobial resistance

A selection of recent articles on antimicrobial resistance and potential new strategies to overcome it.

Ancient DNA

A Collection on ancient DNA showcasing its most compelling findings and methodologies.

10th anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident

This Collection features key papers about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident published over the last ten years. It examines the accident from a broad range of perspectives, from the first minutes to the present day.

2D materials and heterostructures

A selection of works published in Scientific Reports related to the topic of 2D materials.


A Collection featuring some of our latest research on the challenges and trends of aquaculture.

Plant senses

This Collection brings together some of our latest publications on how plants derive information about their environment, and what types of response that information can trigger.


This Collection showcases recent findings from across the field, highlighting methods of reducing levels of toxic metals, xenobiotics and petrochemicals using an assortment of plants, fungi and bacteria.

Neurodegenerative disease

This Collection highlights recent research across the field of neurodegenerative disease, from underlying mechanisms, to potential interventions.

Complex networks

A selection of articles describing conceptual advances in the field of complex networks, and application of these techniques in natural and clinical sciences.


This Collection brings together some of our published works on the ways in which music affects our brains, moods and interactions.

Polar science

Showcasing research that describes changes in the Arctic and Antarctic, and the wide-reaching impacts on life on Earth. 

Water treatment

A Collection of some of our latest and best publications on water treatment techniques and technologies.

Community science

Crowdsourcing and citizen science are transforming the way that large-scale studies are conducted and helping to ignite public interest in scientific research. This Collection represents some of our most recently published research in which the authors use collaborative techniques to explore their hypotheses.

Perovskite solar cells

A Collection of research focussed on improving the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells to make them commercially viable.


Some of our best and latest publications on the mechanisms underlying addiction disorders and the effects of addictive substances.

Human microbiome

A selection of excellent research articles providing insights into the human microbiome and its impact on our health – and disease.

Virtual reality

A Collection of some of our latest research into VR tools and the insights they have provided.

Machine learning in healthcare

A spotlight on how machine intelligence can be leveraged to bolster human endeavours to improve health.

Psychosocial Stress

A Collection showcasing the latest research into the multifaceted consequences of psychosocial stress on physical, mental, and social well-being.


This cross-disciplinary field is a natural fit for Scientific Reports. Access some of our most popular electrocatalysis papers here.


A Collection looking at the latest research on non-human primates across the world.


A Collection of our latest research, bringing insights into the underlying neurobiology and effects - as well as potential treatments and diagnosis – of ADHD.


Neuroinflammation is a multifaceted immune response, linked to a range of pathologies. This collection highlights newly discovered mechanisms driving neuroinflammation and potential therapeutics to modulate them.

Pandemic diseases

A Collection highlighting the latest research relating to pandemic diseases, including diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies.


This Collection highlights progress towards using engineered nanoparticles to treat and diagnose disease.

Animal cognition & personality

A Collection exploring recent advances in the understanding of animal cognition and personality.


This Collection presents publications on some of the latest optogenetic tools and methodologies, along with their application to neural circuit research.


A Collection bringing together research on the Influenza virus and its effect across the globe.


This Collection assembles the latest research monitoring deforestation and its impacts, which is critical for effective conservation and management.

Animal tracking

A Collection of research highlighting the advances in animal tracking techniques and findings.


Extremophiles thrive at the boundaries of life. This collection illustrates the diversity and application of these organisms.

Wildlife disease

A Collection highlighting research on diseases that threaten wildlife around the world.

Laser advances

The many types of lasers available for researchers have been steadily increasing since the first ruby laser in the 1960s. Here, we place a spotlight on the many developments in laser technology.

Protected areas

A Collection of research evaluating the design and efficacy of marine and terrestrial protected areas, which are fundamental to efforts to conserve biodiversity.


Top-cited papers on groundbreaking tools; from DNA damage detection to bacteria with industrial potential.

Optical trapping and manipulation

By harnessing the momentum of light we are able to trap and manipulate objects remotely. Optical tweezers are a tool that exploit this process and focus light into a tight beam capable of holding small dielectric objects in place.

Human developmental biology

A Collection of articles detailing advances in cell lineage specification, organogenesis and embryonic development, at both genetic and cellular levels.

International Space Station science

Is colonisation of space feasible? This Collection describing research from the International Space Station addresses this question.


This Collection brings together recently published transplantation research, with a focus on the most commonly transplanted organs.

Infectious disease (Gates Foundation)

This Collection showcases some of the impressive outputs of fundees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Tumour microenvironment

A selection of articles from a variety of fields outlining some of the work being done within tumour microenvironment.