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  1. Global Science: Barriers in Bangladesh

    Senjuti Saha et al.
    An international effort is needed to overcome the paywalls, customs regulations and lack of local suppliers that hinder research in low- and middle-income countries.
  2. Research: Sci-Hub provides access to nearly all scholarly literature

    Daniel S Himmelstein et al.
    The availability of almost all articles from toll access journals in the Sci-Hub repository will disrupt scholarly publishing towards more open models.
  3. Point of View: The sustainable professor

    Elizabeth S Haswell
    Responsible agricultural practices provide a useful lens through which to consider the lives and careers of researchers.
  4. Point of View: The writing on the wall

    Henry R Bourne
    The biomedical research enterprise in the US has become unsustainable and urgent action is needed to address a variety of problems.
  5. Research: Financial costs and personal consequences of research misconduct resulting in retracted publications

    Andrew M Stern et al.
    In the first study attempting to formally quantify the deleterious impact of research misconduct on funding sources and publication output, we found that misconduct accounts for a small but substantial portion of American biomedical science funding dollars and damages the productivity and rate of funding acquisition of those who commit misconduct.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Point of View: What next for gain-of-function research in Europe?

    Robin Fears, Volker ter Meulen
    A EASAC working group on gain-of-function research has emphasised the importance of ensuring that the necessary safeguards and policies are in place.
  6. Point of View: Priority of discovery in the life sciences

    Ronald D Vale, Anthony A Hyman
    Disclosing work prior to submission to a journal would benefit scientists seeking to be acknowledged for their discoveries.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Science Forum: The Human Cell Atlas

    Aviv Regev et al.
    Advances in techniques for analysing single cells and tissues have inspired an international effort to create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells - the fundamental units of life - as a basis for both understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease.
  7. Scientific Publishing: Room at the top

    Randy Schekman
    Five years after eLife published its first papers, we reflect on our consultative approach to peer review, the challenges of reproducibility, and the need to reform how published research is assessed.
    Editorial
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    1. Ecology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Point of View: A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering

    Bonnie C Wintle et al.
    Horizon scanning has been used to identify opportunities and risks presented by 20 emerging issues in the field of biological engineering.