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In order to make a substantive contribution to the body of scientific knowledge, conducting laboratory research is only part of the picture. Once the work is complete, it must be shared with the broader scientific community. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute publish their results in a wide variety of academic journals, from the prestigious multidisciplinary publications Science and Nature to more specialized periodicals focused on specific topics in chemistry and biology.

Link to TSRI Publications Data PageFor doctoral students, publishing that first paper in a scientific journal is a triumphant moment and something of a rite of passage. As straightforward as it may sound, publishing your research requires a tremendous amount of time, effort and skill. The rate at which TSRI graduate students publish the results of their research in academic journals remains strong and is another testament to the quality of the Scripps graduate experience. According to the most recent data on currently enrolled students, after completing five years in the program, TSRI graduate students achieved an average of 4.37 publications. Moreover, 88% of current students achieved at least one publication by this milestone.

TSRI's Graduate Program sets publication goals at three yearly milestones. Students are encouraged to achieve at least one publication by the end of their third year, two by the end of their fourth year, and three by the end of their fifth year. In response to these targets, 71% of currently enrolled students have achieved the Year 3 goal, 69% have met the Year 4 goal and 59% have achieved three or more publications by the end of their fifth year. To view more detailed information, including charts illustrating publication rate data for currently enrolled TSRI graduate students and alumni, click the image above.

Recent published research by TSRI graduate students includes: