As the year comes to a close we look back at some of our highlights.

In 2017 we have extended free access to Biographical Memoirs, seen the rise of open access and young scientists aiming high. We have discovered fossils in trees and solved the mystery of the yeti as well as answering big questions such as how strong is an egg? But what made our top 5 blog post of 2017?
5. ‘Icy Sugar Cubes’ takes first place in Royal Society Publishing photo competition
This year’s photo competition was our biggest yet in terms of entries and media coverage. Here we show you the category winners and talk to our overall winner.
4. Transparency in peer review
One of our most commented on blog posts of the year, this looks at the history of transparent peer review on our own journals as well as current peer review initiatives.
Philosophical Transactions3. Our new archive is live and free to use
Covering all our journal content from 1665-1996, this year we launched our newly digitised archive complete with searchable text, improved metadata, and colour images.
2. European mobility and the potential consequences of Brexit
A post from back in March that’s still topical today. Here we talk to the authors of a paper that used network analysis to assess the integration of European professional labour markets to estimate the impact of Brexit on these networks.
1. Electric dreams
Our top blog post of the year! 17 year old Muhammad Shaeer Niazi has received a lot of media attention since he published his first paper with us in October. Here we talked to him about the experience and his research.

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