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New articles are published weekly in the latest journal issue, at the top of their section of the Table of Contents. The latest issue closes at the end of the month.

Biochemistry and biophysics

Research articles
In silico simulation of a clinical trial with anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-L1 immunotherapies in metastatic breast cancer using a systems pharmacology model
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190366

Research articles
Identification of AtHsp90.6 involved in early embryogenesis and its structure prediction by molecular dynamics simulations
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:190219

Research articles
Gentamicin-loaded silk/nanosilver composite scaffolds for MRSA-induced chronic osteomyelitis
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:182102

Biology (whole organism)

Research articles
Examining human–carnivore interactions using a socio-ecological framework: sympatric wild canids in India as a case study
Published:29 May 2019Article ID:182008

Research articles
Advantages of social skills for contest resolution
Published:29 May 2019Article ID:181456

Research articles
RADseq analyses reveal concordant Indian Ocean biogeographic and phylogeographic boundaries in the reef fish Dascyllus trimaculatus
Published:29 May 2019Article ID:172413

Research articles
Taxonomy and conservation of grassland earless dragons: new species and an assessment of the first possible extinction of a reptile on mainland Australia
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190233

Research articles
Leishmaniasis in Eurasia and Africa: geographical distribution of vector species and pathogens
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190334

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Differences in stress reactivity between zebrafish with alternative stress coping styles
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:181797

Research articles
Eyes on the size: accuracy of visual length estimates of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190456

Research articles
Suction-induced habitat selection in sand bubbler crabs
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190088

Research articles
Oil adsorption does not structurally or functionally alter whale baleen
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:182194

Research articles
The variability of song variability in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) populations
Published:15 May 2019Article ID:190273

Research articles
Using 3D modelling and printing to study avian cognition from different geometric dimensions
Published:15 May 2019Article ID:181938

Research articles
Direct measurement of swimming and diving kinematics of giant Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:190203

Research articles
The impact of pelvic lateral rotation on hindlimb kinematics and stride length in the red-legged running frog, Kassina maculata
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:190060

Research articles
Social organization of a solitary carnivore: spatial behaviour, interactions and relatedness in the slender mongoose
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:182160

Research articles
Pathobiological features favouring the intercontinental dissemination of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:190276

Research articles
Correlated evolution of neck length and leg length in birds
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:181588

Research articles
Where and what? Frugivory is associated with more efficient foraging in three semi-free ranging primate species
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:181722

Research articles
Acherontiscus caledoniae: the earliest heterodont and durophagous tetrapod
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:182087


Published in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry

Research articles
Preparation of high-performance polyethylene tubes under the coexistence of silicone cross-linked polyethylene and rotation extrusion
Published:29 May 2019Article ID:182095

Research articles
Original plant traceability of Dendrobium species using multi-spectroscopy fusion and mathematical models
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190399

Research articles
Electrochemical characterization of manganese oxides as a water oxidation catalyst in proton exchange membrane electrolysers
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190122

Research articles
Facile fabrication and characterization on alginate microfibres with grooved structure via microfluidic spinning
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:181928

Research articles
The efficiency of migration and profile control with emulsion systems in class III reservoirs
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:181634

Research articles
UV185+254 nm photolysis of typical thiol collectors: decomposition efficiency, mineralization and formation of sulfur byproducts
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190123

Research articles
A hollow mesoporous carbon from metal-organic framework for robust adsorbability of ibuprofen drug in water
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190058

Research articles
Preparation of aminated chitosan microspheres by one-pot method and their adsorption properties for dye wastewater
Published:15 May 2019Article ID:182226

Research articles
Enhancement of optical force acting on vesicles via the binding of gold nanoparticles
Published:15 May 2019Article ID:190293

Research articles
Investigation on the compositions of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine treatment with different oxidants using solid-phase micro-extraction-gas chromatography–mass spectrometer
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:190263

Research articles
Mie scattering and microparticle-based characterization of heavy metal ions and classification by statistical inference methods
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:190001

Research articles
Incorporation of surface-modified hydroxyapatite into poly(methyl methacrylate) to improve biological activity and bone ingrowth
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:182060

Research articles
The thermoelectric properties of Au nanoparticle-incorporated Al-doped mesoporous ZnO thin films
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:181799

Research articles
Eley–Rideal model of heterogeneous catalytic carbamate formation based on CO2–MEA absorptions with CaCO3, MgCO3 and BaCO3
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:190311

Research articles
Electiveness of agro-pulping process in the sustainable production of black liquor-based activated carbons
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:190173

Research articles
Continuous flow hydrogenation of methyl and ethyl levulinate: an alternative route to γ-valerolactone production
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:182233

Research articles
Effect of chemical additives on electrokinetic remediation of Cr-contaminated soil coupled with a permeable reactive barrier
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:182138

Research articles
Polysilazane as a new foaming agent to prepare high-strength, low-density epoxy foam
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:182119

Research articles
Physico-chemical characterization of caesium and strontium using fluorescent intensity of bacteria in a microfluidic platform
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:182069

Research articles
Facile immobilization of glucose oxidase onto gold nanostars with enhanced binding affinity and optimal function
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:190205

Fake science and the knowledge crisis: ignorance can be fatal
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:190161

Research articles
Interactions between gas–liquid mass transfer and bubble behaviours
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:190136

Research articles
Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticle-decorated cobalt nanocomposites (Co@AgNPs) and their density-dependent antibacterial activity
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:182135

Earth science

Research articles
Conditions for transient epidemics of waterborne disease in spatially explicit systems
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:181517

Research articles
Scenario-led modelling of broadleaf forest expansion in Wales
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:190026


Research articles
Establishment of the falling film evaporation model and correlation of the overall heat transfer coefficient
Published:29 May 2019Article ID:190135

Research articles
The science underlying frugal innovations should not be frugal
Published:22 May 2019Article ID:180421

Research articles
Fabrication of novel bone haemostasis sheet by using sugar-containing hydroxyapatite and plant-derived polymer
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:181649

Research articles
Investigation of the influence mechanism of rock damage on rock fragmentation and cutting performance by the discrete element method
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:190116

Research articles
Gap initiation with 20.35 mm: an initiator integrating the Al/CuOx multilayer film and traditional electronic plug to enhance the ignition ability
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:181686


A more principled use of the p-value? Not so fast: a critique of Colquhoun’s argument
Published:15 May 2019Article ID:181519

Research articles
On the linear in probability model for binary data
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:190067

Psychology and cognitive neuroscience

Research articles
Data-driven mathematical model of East-Asian facial attractiveness: the relative contributions of shape and reflectance to attractiveness judgements
Published:29 May 2019Article ID:182189

Review articles
Communicating uncertainty about facts, numbers and science
Published:08 May 2019Article ID:181870

Registered report
Competition for novelty reduces information sampling in a research game - a registered report
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:180934

Research articles
Prestige and dominance-based hierarchies exist in naturally occurring human groups, but are unrelated to task-specific knowledge
Published:01 May 2019Article ID:181621