eLife Sciences Publications Limited

eLife Sciences Publications Limited

eLife is a unique collaboration between funders and practitioners of research to communicate influential discoveries in the life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way.

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We are a joint initiativeof the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust. Along with a growing number of public and private research funders worldwide, these three organisations recognise that the communication of research results is as fundamental a component of the research process as the experiments themselves. Disseminating new findings as widely and effectively as possible maximises the value of research investments. The first step in the initiative is to establish a new, top-tier open-access journal covering basic biological research through to applied, translational and clinical studies.

The eLife journal will be a platform for extending the reach and influence of new discoveries and to showcase new approaches to the presentation, use, and assessment of research.

Working together - eLife and early-career researchers

The community behind eLife are keenly aware of the pressures faced by junior investigators. To pursue their research interests and advance their careers, early-stage investigators need to communicate their scientific accomplishments and build their reputations. eLife aims to help.

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Repeating the message: an eLife interview with Yunsheng Cheng

In a series of interviews with early-career researchers, eLife explores how they became interested in science, what they are working on at present, and what they hope to achieve in the future.

2 April 2015Read in full

Amber reveals earliest example of maternal care in insects

Amber reveals earliest example of maternal care in insects

Scientists have uncovered the earliest fossilised evidence of an insect caring for its young.

31 March 2015Read in full

eLife supports the Jisc Publications Router

The UK’s Research Excellence Framework Policy for Open Access requires that authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts must be deposited in an institutional or subject repository within three months of acceptance for publication. The policy applies to research outputs (such as journal articles and conference proceedings) accepted for publication after 1 April 2016.

16 March 2015Read in full

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Controlling the immune response: an eLife interview with Donna MacDuff

In a series of interviews with early-career researchers, eLife explores how they became interested in science, what they are working on at present, and what they hope to achieve in the future.

12 March 2015Read in full

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People use handshakes to sniff each other out

Limp or firm, your handshake conveys subliminal social cues. Now, research reveals it also transmits chemical signals that could explain why the greeting evolved in the first place.

5 March 2015Read in full

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Decoding behaviour: an eLife interview with Fanny Cazettes

In a series of interviews with early-career researchers, eLife explores how they became interested in science, what they are working on at present, and what they hope to achieve in the future.

2 March 2015Read in full

Airport screening misses half of disease cases but could be improved

Scientists have shown that airport screening for disease will often miss half or more of infected travellers, but can be improved. The findings are published in the journal eLife.

20 February 2015Read in full

eLife welcomes new editors in ten major subject areas

eLife is happy to welcome new reviewing editors in: biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology, cell biology, computational and systems biology, genomics and evolutionary biology, genes and chromosomes, human biology and medicine, neuroscience, and in plant biology.

23 December 2014Read in full

New eLife 'Hangout On Air 'showcases outstanding papers and their early-career authors

Please join eLife on Monday December 8 (4pm GMT) to hear from the authors of three promising studies on the link between gut bacteria and arthritis, the structure of a receptor playing a key role in development, and a diagnostic tool capable of distinguishing between different types of enteric fever.

27 November 2014Read in full

eLife's latest podcast: The spread of the ebola virus

In the latest episode of the eLife podcast, hear about the spread of the ebola virus, the financial costs of research misconduct, aging in yeast, grooming in flies, and symbiosis between bacteria and fungal cells.

8 October 2014Read in full

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