NAS publications offer expertise and insights from a range of perspectives designed to spur thoughtful discussion. These publications include evidence-based consensus study reports of committees of experts; presentations from NAS members and other experts; and NAS Perspectives offered by individual experts.
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.
A sibling journal to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the flagship journal of the NAS, PNAS Nexus provides comprehensive scientific coverage through the timely dissemination of original research from the fields of engineering and medicine, as well as studies in the social, political, and economic sciences, and the biological and physical sciences and mathematics more broadly.
Issues in Science and Technology is published to inform public opinion and to raise the quality of private and public decision making by providing a forum for discussion and debate. Accordingly, Issues in Science and Technology is open to all responsible points of view. The material published in the magazine and online reflects only the views of the authors, not the policies or perspectives of any institution.
Proceedings published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine chronicle the presentations and discussions at a workshop, symposium, or other event convened by the National Academies. The statements and opinions contained in proceedings are those of the participants and are not endorsed by other participants, the planning committee, or the National Academies.
Consensus Study Reports:
Consensus Study Reports published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine document the evidence-based consensus on the study’s statement of task by an authoring committee of experts. Reports typically include findings, conclusions, and recommendations based on information gathered by the committee and the committee’s deliberations. Each report has been subjected to a rigorous and independent peer-review process and it represents the position of the National Academies on the statement of task.
Rapid Expert Consultation:
Rapid Expert Consultations published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are authored by subject-matter experts on narrowly focused topics that can be supported by a body of evidence. The discussions contained in rapid expert consultations are considered those of the authors and do not contain policy recommendations. Rapid expert consultations are reviewed by the institution before release.