Scholarly communication in transition: The use of question marks in the titles of scientific articles in medicine, life sciences and physics 1966–2005
Article by Ball, Rafael
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The titles of scientific articles have a special significance. We examined nearly 20 million scientific articles and recorded the development of...
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Integrating animal behaviour and conservation ecology: a very complete bunch of reviews by some of the most influential specialists from the field.

Recurring selective pressure during annual is necessary to maintain migration-associated adaptations in .
📄 Tenger-Trolander et al (2019) Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies. PNAS 201904690

Structured decision-making: How a decision-analysis tool helped one scientist couple make some tough choices.

Sense of in : a new study from the impressive Toulouse research group on animal .
📄 Bortot et al. (2019) Honeybees use absolute rather than relative numerosity in number discrimination. Biology Letters 15:20190138

Mate choice in : transfer is strongly biased towards clone-mates in Escherichia coli strains from natural populations.
📄 Dimitriu et al. (2019) Bacteria from natural populations transfer plasmids mostly towards their kin. Proc R Soc Lond B 286:20191110

Emotional contagion in : experiments based on judgement bias paradigm showed that exhibited bias after perceiving demonstrators in a negative state.
📄 Adriaense et al. (2019) Negative emotional contagion and cognitive bias in common ravens (Corvus corax). PNAS 116:11547–11552

Competition and mate choice : -ratio affected female choosiness and likelihood of . Rosemary and Peter Grant carry on their impressive long term study on Galapagos .
📄 Grant & Grant (2019) Adult sex ratio influences mate choice in Darwin’s finches. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116:12373–12382

Real game-changing service when many scientific papers are still cited years after their : automatically monitors retracted papers from your database. Nice cooperation between Zotero and Retractation Watch.

Congratulations to Chloé Laubu for her new paper about emotional attachment to the sexual partner in a species.
📄 Laubu et al. (2019) Pair-bonding influences affective state in a monogamous fish species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286:20190760

We managed to teach fish how to open boxes, and we used this set-up to assess their : the absence of their partner makes our fish gloomy. The news is creating quite the buzz.


Every soldier counts! Ants can take several hours of risky labour to rescue nest mates trapped in web. A study by the veteran myrmecologist, Bert Hölldobler.
📄 Kwapich & Hölldobler (2019) American Naturalist

in : biologists publish with colleagues of the same more often than expected by chance (). Quite ironically, mixed-gender teams seems to produce better research.
📄 Holman & Morandin (2019) PLoS ONE 14:e0216128

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