eLife Sciences Publications Limited
eLife is a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists. Our mission is to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science.
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eLife publishes outstanding work across the life sciences and biomedicine and is generously supported by its Founders, HHMI, Max Planck Institute and The Wellcome Trust, who have recently announced the renewal of their funding for a second five-year term until 2022.
The editors of eLife are an international team of 300 leading researchers, led by Randy Schekman, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In a little over four years, eLife has become an open-access publisher and a technology company with a team of 29 staff in Cambridge, UK. We have developed and run an open-source platform and have published over 2000 first-rate research articles.
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.
In May 2018, eLife is challenging technologists, developers and researchers to bring cutting-edge technology to open research. Applications are open to anyone aged 18 or over. Applications will close at 9am GMT on March 5.
1 March 2018Read in full
The new platform will help streamline communications between authors, editors and reviewers at all stages of the submission and review process.
21 September 2017Read in full
Researchers have identified a metabolite ‘signature’ that can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing tropical diseases using patient blood samples.
9 May 2017Read in full
Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ago.
12 April 2017Read in full
eLife increases support for early-career researchers in the new edition of its travel grants programme.
14 February 2017Read in full
The discovery of a novel protein that links aging and age-dependent retinal diseases could lead to potential new treatments for conditions that cause sight loss in later life.
15 November 2016Read in full
Researchers from the University of Oxford have identified a small neural circuit in male fruit flies that has evolved to allow them to perform the complex mating ritual.
15 November 2016Read in full
eLife has announced that its three founders, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust are extending their support for the non-profit initiative. The significant new investment affirms eLife successes to date and will boost the organisation’s ambition to help scientists accelerate discovery.
8 June 2016Read in full
The discovery of a new species of human relative was announced last week (Sept. 10) by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology/ National Research Foundation (DST/NRF). Besides shedding light on the origins and diversity of our genus, the new species, Homo naledi, appears to have intentionally deposited bodies of its dead in a remote cave chamber, a behaviour previously thought limited to humans.
17 September 2015Read in full