Pre-print: sociality enhances survival in science, especially for female researchers

A new paper is now available on bioRxiv by postdoc Jessica van der Wal (previously working with Rose Thorogood, now at the University of Cape Town with Prof. Claire Spottiswoode).

Here we use a cohort of authors in the field of behavioural ecology to show that survival in science, particularly for those who identify as women, depends on the strength and patterns of co-authorship. Using social network and survival analyses, our findings mimic similar patterns from non-human animal studies and suggest that sociality is important for survival across multiple contexts.