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

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Targeted action to increase inclusion at the Wellcome Sanger Institute

    Saher Ahmed, David J Adams ... Maria Augusta Arruda
    The Sanger Excellence Fellowship has been established to increase the representation of researchers with Black-heritage backgrounds at a leading research centre in the UK.
  1. Line drawing of a human figure sitting on a stylised brain, in front of white sparks on a lilac background. Vicky Bowskill (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: Outgrowing self-denial

    Jay K Goldberg
    After hitting rock bottom a few months into a prestigious fellowship, a postdoc recounts how they found their way to ADHD medication, therapy, and better mental health.
  2. Research Culture: Using reflective practice to support PhD students in the biosciences

    Jennifer Tullet, Jennifer Leigh ... Emma Hargreaves
    Reflective practice can help postgraduate students to navigate work environments, deal with difficult supervisory relationships, and improve their work-life balance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: Marginalising dyslexic researchers is bad for science

    Helen Taylor, Arash Zaghi, Sara Rankin
    Specific learning differences like dyslexia may play an essential role in advancing human knowledge and enriching the academic environment.
  3. A cartoonish human figure sitting on the outline of a brain on a warm purple background with a bright white spark. Vicky Bowskill (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: Working with my brain and not against it

    Tigist Tamir
    When attempts to capitalize on her undiagnosed ADHD traits led to repeated cycles of overwork and burnout, a postdoc re-evaluated how she faces the daily challenges of being a neurodivergent scientist.
  4. A cartoonish human figure sitting on the outline of a brain on a light brown background with a bright white spark. Vicky Bowskill (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: How to navigate fieldwork

    Hella Péter
    A PhD student recounts what she has learned from managing her ADHD between the office and the rainforest.
  5. Meta-Research: The changing career paths of PhDs and postdocs trained at EMBL

    Junyan Lu, Britta Velten ... Rachel Coulthard-Graf
    An analysis of the career and publication outcomes for 2284 early career researchers trained at EMBL provides insights into the evolving career landscape for life scientists.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Science Forum: Best practices to promote rigor and reproducibility in the era of sex-inclusive research

    Janet W Rich-Edwards, Donna L Maney
    Guidelines are presented to help researchers comply with sex-inclusive research mandates while upholding high standards of rigor.
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    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: Nothing wrong with me

    Simone Brixius-Anderko
    An assistant professor and group leader explains how being diagnosed with autism in her early 40s changed her approach to being a scientist.
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    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: The meaning of self-acceptance

    Uyen Vo
    A research technician describes how receiving an ADHD diagnosis allowed her to re-examine how she sees herself and her work.