Young, talented : scientists tell their stories - Nature Special Edition

Nature Special Edition (26 October 2016)

Scientists starting labs say that they are under historically high pressure to publish, secure funding and earn permanent positions — leaving precious little time for actual research. 


  • Let researchers try new paths

    Demand for steady output stymies discovery. To pursue the most important research, scientists must be allowed to shift their focus, say Tolu Oni and colleagues.

    Nature (26 October 2016)

  • Fewer numbers, better science

    Scientific quality is hard to define, and numbers are easy to look at. But bibliometrics are warping science — encouraging quantity over quality. Leaders at two research institutions describe how they do things differently.