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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
Science Forum: Ten common statistical mistakes to watch out for when writing or reviewing a manuscript
Tamar R Makin, Jean-Jacques Orban de Xivry
What can authors and reviewers do to keep common statistical mistakes out of the literature?
Living Science: Power analysis
Indira M Raman
After acknowledging that power differentials exist, can scientists find inspiration to persevere anyway?
Human Biology and Medicine
Point of View: Coordinating a new approach to basic research into Parkinson’s disease
Randy Schekman, Ekemini AU Riley
The ASAP initiative will incentivize collaboration between researchers and encourage open-science practices to improve our understanding of the biology underlying Parkinson's disease.
Research Culture: A survey of new PIs in the UK
Sophie E Acton et al.
The challenges faced by new PIs in the UK include difficulties in recruiting PhD students, maintaining a good work-life balance and securing permanent positions.
Point of View: Hidden value
Brooke Morriswood, Oliver Hoeller
The fact that it is difficult to evaluate and compare the outputs of individual researchers might actually be good for science.
Point of View: When it comes to teaching and tenure it is time to walk the walk
Andrew W Murray et al.
Institutions should value teaching and service, and not just research, when considering faculty for promotion and tenure.
Point of View: Four erroneous beliefs thwarting more trustworthy research
Mark Yarborough et al.
Strategies to improve public trust in biomedical research are being hindered by a scientific mindset that stifles interest in reform.
Point of View: Tell me a story
Joshua R Sanes
Many authors start with the figures when writing a paper, but it is easier to tell a good story if you start with the Introduction and Results, and leave the figures to later.
Human Biology and Medicine
Meta-Research: Gender variations in citation distributions in medicine are very small and due to self-citation and journal prestige
Jens Peter Andersen et al.
In studies of gender disparities in academia, increased focus is required on within-group variability and between-group overlap of distributions when interpreting and reporting results.
Point of View: Science, art, society and Klimt’s University of Vienna paintings
Alberto E Pereda
A set of paintings by Gustav Klimt highlights ongoing tensions in the relationships between art, science and society.
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