Feature Articles

eLife Feature Articles allow authors to discuss research culture, science policy and funding, careers in science and a variety of other topics related to science and research. Feature Articles can also report original findings in meta-research.

Latest articles

    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Science Forum: The critical importance of vouchers in genomics

    Janet C Buckner et al.
    Geneticists should include links to and information about permanently preserved voucher specimens on genome databases and publications.
    1. Medicine

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Introducing the MAVEN Leadership Training Initiative to diversify the scientific workforce

    Y Claire Wang et al.
    The MAVEN Initiative has been designed to encourage mid-career women scientists, particularly women of color, to move into leadership positions in science.
  1. Meta-Research: Weak evidence of country- and institution-related status bias in the peer review of abstracts

    Mathias Wullum Nielsen et al.
    A preregistered survey experiment spanning six disciplines has found weak evidence of bias in favour of authors from high-status countries and institutions.
  2. Living Science: Truth even unto its innermost parts

    Eve Marder
    Challenging anyone who spreads falsehoods is an important part of respecting the truth in both science and the wider world.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Open science takes on Parkinson’s disease

    Ekemini AU Riley, Randy Schekman
    The ASAP initiative promotes open and collaborative practices, and works with other foundations and projects in an effort to understand the mechanisms responsible for the onset and progression of Parkinson's.
    1. Ecology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Education and Outreach: March Mammal Madness and the power of narrative in science outreach

    Katie Hinde et al.
    Hypothetical battles between animals can be used to interest the general public in biology.
  3. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: A call to eradicate non-inclusive terms from the life sciences

    Aziz Khan
    The number of articles containing non-inclusive terms such as "blacklist" and "whitelist" are increasing in the life sciences literature.
  4. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Racial inequity in grant funding from the US National Institutes of Health

    Michael A Taffe, Nicholas W Gilpin
    Grant applications submitted to the NIH by African-American/Black PIs are less likely to be funded than applications from white PIs, and the NIH must find a solution that eliminates this racial disparity.
    1. Medicine

    Science Forum: Improving preclinical studies through replications

    Natascha Ingrid Drude et al.
    Increasing validity should be a priority when deciding which preclinical experiments to replicate and when performing replications.