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Reading scientific papers is a necessary part of the research enterprise, but poor writing impedes the flow of information from authors to their audiences. We argue that a return to narrative in scientific writing is not incompatible with rigour and objectivity; it can mitigate information overload and achieve the core purpose of publication: to communicate.

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Croxson, P.L., Neeley, L. & Schiller, D. You have to read this. Nat Hum Behav 5, 1466–1468 (2021).

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