As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations, we are highlighting the important contributions of graduate/postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers (early-career researchers; ECRs) to the research published in JEB. ECR Spotlights are interviews with ECR authors from a selection of the papers published in the journal in 2023 and aim to promote not only the diversity of ECRs working in experimental biology during our anniversary year but also the huge variety of animals and physiological systems that are essential for the ‘comparative’ approach.
In the field
JEB authors sometimes go to the ends of the earth to answer the questions that intrigue them, but the inside stories behind each research paper are rarely told. Conversation: in the field presents a series of interviews in which authors discuss the role of fieldwork in their research, the places that they visit, together with the challenges and risks they have to overcome and their experiences of working with animals in their natural environments.
As a community journal, JEB is keen to support the next generation of scientists. Conversation: early-career researchers is a series of interviews in which early-career researchers discuss their work and the journeys that have led them to where they are now, together with wider issues in research and publishing and what they think will and should change in the future.