About Atlas

Research for a better world

Science impacts everyone's world. With over 4,000 journals publishing articles from across science, technology and health, our mission is to share some of the stories that matter. Each month Atlas showcases research that could significantly impact people's lives around the world or has already done so. We hope that bringing wider attention to this research will go some way to ensuring its successful implementation.

Atlas award With so many worthy articles published the tough job of selecting a single article to be awarded "The Atlas" each month comes down to an advisory board. The winning research is presented alongside interviews, expert opinions, multimedia and much more on the Atlas website.

We aim to showcase some of the articles that can make a real difference and hope you'll find this to be a valuable resource.


Atlas writers

Our writers have a wealth of experience in helping readers around the world digest the social impact of science and research.

Kendall Morgan

Kendall Morgan, PhD, is a scientist turned science writer via the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work has been featured in publications including Big Science Media's Genome, Cancer Today, The Scientist, Science News, Science Now, and by organizations including Addgene and the Life Sciences Foundation. She lives in Durham, NC.

Lucy Goodchild van Hilten

After a few accidents, Lucy Goodchild van Hilten discovered that she's a much better writer than a scientist. Following an MSc in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology at Imperial College London, she became Assistant Editor of Microbiology Today. A stint in the press office at Imperial saw her stories on the front pages, and she moved to Amsterdam to work at Elsevier. She's now a freelance writer at Tell Lucy.


Meet the Atlas team

Jason Awerdick
Marketing Communications Manager, Life Science Journals & Atlas Marketing Manager
Sandra Broerse
Publisher, Physical Sciences
Xavier M. Carette
I-Assoc Editor, Journals
Catherine Carnovale
Associate Publisher, Computer Science
Sameer Gupta
Publisher, STMJ, IJPP, India
Floris de Hon
Publishing Director, Health & Medical Sciences, Journals and Atlas Program Director
Simon Jones
Associate Publisher, Social Sciences & Economics
Fiona Macnab
Deputy Publishing Director, The Lancet
Virginia Prada-Lopez
Associate Publisher, Health & Medical Sciences, Journals and Atlas Program Manager
Yan Sun
Executive Publisher, Energy & Fuel
Lydia Tacx
Senior Business Development Manager
Juliana Trajano
Publishing Support, Manager, Brazil


Leaving comments

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To keep the conversation timely, we aim to post comments as quickly as possible. Also, as a safety measure, our site automatically withholds comments that contain more than two links. Please free to post links in your comments; just realize that they may delay approval.


Permissions and republication

If you would like to refer to one of our stories in your blog post or news site, we welcome you to summarize it or quote a short passage, referring to Atlas and including a link back to our original post. We ask that you do not reprint the entire article online, with the exception of a translation, for which you can request permission.

If you would like to reprint the full story — as a translation or for a print edition, for example – please email us to request permission. Please include a link to the story and tell us where you intend to publish it. In some cases, additional permission will be required for copyrighted images. We are usually happy to grant permission, but we request that you ask.

When our content is republished offline, please notify us that it has been released and let us know how we can find it (for example, the book name or the name and date of the magazine).


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