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Research Culture: Co-reviewing and ghostwriting by early-career researchers in the peer review of manuscripts
Gary S McDowell et al.
Early career researchers commonly peer review manuscripts on behalf of invited reviewers, often without receiving feedback or being named to the journal.
Mental Health in Academia: A question of support
Who helps junior researchers that go through difficult times?
Mental Health in Academia: “I'm sure that sometimes I miss the signs”
A lab manager discusses how to support lab members, especially during fieldwork.
Mental Health in Academia: The unseen role of technicians
undergraduate and postgraduate students with mental health issues often turn to technicians for wellbeing support.
Mental Health in Academia: “No one likes to see friends suffering”
A postdoctoral researcher discusses how past experiences shaped the daily support they provide in the lab.
Early-career Reviewers: Reflections on focused inclusion in reviews at eLife
We explore what happened when nine eLife Reviewing Editors explicitly included early-career reviewers in the review process.
Travel Grants: Another seven early-career researchers receive awards
Researchers from Denmark, Greece, India, the United Kingdom and the United States receive grants to present their work at meetings around the world.
First Paper as PI: Kota Mizumoto
Tailoring your supervision style to fit individual students can be challenging, but watching their confidence grow and hearing about their ideas is rewarding.
Research Practice Survey: An invitation to take part
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Mental Health in Academia
Edited by Elsa Loissel et al.
First Paper As PI: Hayley Sharpe
Scientist and Parent
Edited by Emma Pewsey et al.
eLife Ambassadors: Staying active on many different fronts
Early-Career Advisory Group: A review of 2018–2019
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