Editor's Choice

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


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.

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.

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.

Vector-borne diseases

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

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 electrocatalyst 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.


A look into a variety of epigenetic modifications and their impact in lifestyle and disease, and the mechanisms behind how they regulate gene expression.

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.


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

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.

Planetary & solar system science

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

Animal tracking

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

Female laureates

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


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.


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.

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.

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.


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

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.

Marine pollution

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


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


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

Climate change

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

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.

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.


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

Polymer chemistry

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

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.

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.

Cognitive neuroscience

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

Palaeoanthropology and human evolution

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

Endangered species

This collection highlights the best research providing insights into the biology of species that are on the verge of extinction.


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

Plant genome editing

This collection highlights recent advances in plant genome editing and its impact on crop production.

Human developmental biology

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


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.


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

International Space Station science

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

Polar science

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

Antimicrobial resistance

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


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

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.

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.


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

2D materials and heterostructures

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

New cell lines

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