Feature Articles

eLife Feature Articles allow authors to discuss science policy and funding, careers in science, research conduct, public engagement, and a variety of other topics related to science and research.

Latest articles

    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Point of View: Competency-based assessment for the training of PhD students and early-career scientists

    Michael F Verderame et al.
    A method to assess the training of scientists, based on a set of 10 core competencies, is proposed.
  1. Point of View: Journal clubs in the time of preprints

    Prachee Avasthi et al.
    Early-career researchers can learn about peer review by discussing preprints at journal clubs and sending feedback to the authors.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Research: Adequate statistical power in clinical trials is associated with the combination of a male first author and a female last author

    Willem M Otte et al.
    An analysis of 31,873 clinical trials shows that adequate statistical power was most often present in trials with a male first author and a female last author.
  2. Scientist and Parent: Cultural shifts

    Bridget M Kuehn
    China's one-child policy has resulted in scientists with families having experiences that are very different to those elsewhere in the world.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Science Forum: Donated chemical probes for open science

    Susanne Müller et al.
    A collaboration between several pharmaceutical companies provides a unique resource of high-quality chemical probes and associated data from the companies to the academic community.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Research: A comprehensive and quantitative exploration of thousands of viral genomes

    Gita Mahmoudabadi, Rob Phillips
    A compendium of critical genomic numbers for viruses through the lenses of different viral classification systems.
  3. Scientist and Parent: A question of time

    Peter Rodgers
    How does a scientist balance establishing a career and starting a family?
  4. Scientist and Parent: Communities creating change

    Bridget M Kuehn
    Women scientists across India are working together to build and advocate for family-friendly policies at their institutes.
  5. Scientist and Parent: Part of the research family

    Emma Pewsey
    eLife is publishing a collection of articles and interviews with scientists who are parents to explore how to get the best of both worlds.
  6. Scientist and Parent: Looking for the best of both worlds

    Bridget M Kuehn
    Research institutions could do more to support scientists who are pregnant or have young children.