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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 Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation. Read More»

Membership

Election to membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Read more about our members and their contributions to science.

Congratulations to the NAS members receiving 2024 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics: David Charbonneau and Sara Seager; in Nanoscience: Robert Langer, A. Paul Alivisatos, and Chad Mirkin; and in Neuroscience: Nancy Kanwisher and Doris Tsao. Read More»

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Access information about current and recently completed studies of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, including over 5,000 publications available free online. Read More»

A new report produces a consensus definition for Long COVID.

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 3,200 research papers annually. The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

PNAS Nexus

PNAS Nexus is an open access scientific journal focused on the publication of high-quality original research from across the biological, medical, physical, social, and political sciences, and engineering and mathematics. Of particular interest are those articles with broad, interdisciplinary appeal. 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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