Behind the Paper Top Ten: 2019

Our most viewed Behind the Paper posts of 2019

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Here’s our Top Ten most viewed* Behind the Papers of 2019, including posts on air pollution, overconfidence and positive parenting.  

  1. Amy Orban takes the top spot with her post on statistics, digital technology and adolescent well-being

  2. In our second most viewed post of 2019, Joyce He shares her experience of contributing the first of two Registered Reports published in Nature Human Behavior.

  3. Using physics to explain successful social movements is the subject of our third most viewed post, by Erica Chenoweth.  

  4. Siqi Zheng’s post explores the relationship between air pollution and happiness via social media, our Behind the Paper at no.4.

  5. In at no.5, the hidden cost of nudging when it comes to carbon tax, posted by David Hagmann

  6. Does it pay to be overconfident? Read Peter Schwardmann’s post from July to find out, our sixth most viewed Behind the Paper.  

  7. Lingfei Wu describes the disruptive benefits of smaller teams in his post at no.7. 

  8. Abdel Abdellaoui discusses the genetic markers of social stratification in the UK in our eighth most viewed BTP of 2019.  

  9. Perception bias in social networks is the topic of our ninth most viewed post, contributed by Eun Lee

  10. And just making the Top Ten, is Ying Chen’s post on the benefits of positive parenting

Thanks to all our Behind the Paper contributors from 2019 (we published 100 posts) and congratulations to those that made our Top Ten. We look forward to many more astronomical stories in 2020. 

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We also happily welcome Behind the Papers from journals other than our own, like this one by Surabhi Bhutani on a paper he published in eLIFE.  

*using Google Analytics. 

Poster image is from Siqi Zheng's Behind the Paper (no.4). 

Ruth Milne

Past Springer Nature Staff Member, Springer Nature