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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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.

 

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.

Nothing fishy about new way to produce sunscreen pill and lotion

Scientists from Oregon State University have discovered that fish can produce their own sunscreen. They have copied the method used by fish for potential use in humans.

12 May 2015Read in full

eLife welcomes new Deputy Editor

As eLife publishes its 1,000th research article, neuroscientist Eve Marder is appointed as a new Deputy Editor.

5 May 2015Read in full

Meredith Schuman. Image credit: Dr. Felipe Yon.

Helping the neighbours: an eLife interview with Meredith Schuman

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.

30 April 2015Read in full

 Image credit: Yu Wang.

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

Donna MacDuff (c) Nichols Photography

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

Image credit: Sobel et al.

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

Fanny Cazettes with Laplace. Image credit: Davide Reato

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

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