The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. The NAS recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership; publication in its journal, PNAS; and its awards, programs, and special activities. Through the National Research Council, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation. Read More
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Featured member: Newly elected NAS member Sue Biggins has been selected as HHMI investigator. Read More »
Policy Studies & Reports
Our policy studies are conducted through the National Research Council (NRC). Access information about current and recently completed studies, including more than 5,000 publications available for free online. Read More »
Recent report: In this Report to Congress, learn about some of the 400+ reports the Academies produced in 2014.
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,800 research papers annually. The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope.
Current Issue: Biosonar field of view