Top 50 articles in physics and Earth/planetary sciences

The Nature Communications team is pleased to announce the most read* articles from 2018 in the fields of physics and Earth and planetary sciences. 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 new collections of our Top 50 articles across physics and across Earth and planetary sciences from last year, covering the fields of astrophysics, the early solar system, climate change 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.


Samantha Zimbler

Marketing Manager, Springer Nature