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Which explains why administrators at The University of Montana are aglow with the fact that five of their researchers have had their work accepted by these prestigious science publications during the past year. Science and Nature are cited more often than any other scientific journals in the world.
Its unheard of for a university of this size to have this many faculty publish this many papers in Science and Nature, said Don Christian, associate dean of UMs Division of Biological Sciences. These journals only publish papers that have a big impact and generate broad interest.
Getting published in these journals really gets UM known internationally, said Doug Emlen, biological sciences assistant professor who had an article published in Science in February. Within 24 hours of the articles release, I had e-mails from 10 different countries on four continents. I also had calls from the London Times, a Canadian radio station and USA Today did a Web-page story about it.
Faculty members who published articles are:
Christian said another positive aspect of the articles is that several were co-authored by UM students, including undergraduates, who collaborated on the research.
For students to take part in such high-quality research that results in papers in the worlds top journals is an incredible learning opportunity, Christian said. It definitely speaks well of the interplay between research and education at UM.