This is a permanent position based in Cambridge UK. Three of the world’s leading scientific research funders – the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust – have launched an innovative open-access journal for the very best research in life and biomedical sciences. A non-profit organization has been established to run the journal, eLife, and currently seeks a Communications Assistant to support ongoing promotion of the journal and eLife initiative. ...continue reading.
By Rachel Jones - What did you have for breakfast today? And what did you watch on TV last night? These questions are deceptively difficult, because they require your brain to distinguish between many almost identical memories (of other breakfasts and other evenings) and to identify the right one. This process is known as ‘pattern separation’. A new study uses an elegant technique to clarify how the dentate gyrus contributes to pattern separation by activating ...continue reading.
By Richard Van Noorden Michael Eisen doesn’t hold back when invited to vent. “It’s still ludicrous how much it costs to publish research — let alone what we pay,” he declares. The biggest travesty, he says, is that the scientific community carries out peer review — a major part of scholarly publishing — for free, yet subscription-journal publishers charge billions of dollars per year, all told, for scientists to read the final product. “It’s a ...continue reading.
Location: Cambridge, UK Three of the World’s leading scientific research funders – the Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Society and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute – have launched an innovative, top-tier, open-access research journal covering the full breadth of the life and biomedical sciences. In addition to publishing outstanding new research, eLife also publishes magazine-style content and we are now seeking an Assistant Features Editor to help commission, edit and write this content. This is ...continue reading.
First prize was awarded to Miss Emma Pewsey for ‘Hip, hip, hooray!’ About the article: Cortical Thickness Mapping to Identify Focal Osteoporosis in Patients with Hip Fracture. The awards ceremony for Access to Understanding was at The British Library on 11 March 2013 where Emma was presented her award by Dr Liam O’Toole, Chief Executive of Arthritis Research UK. Emma’s winning entry has been published by eLife. Second prize was jointly awarded to Ms Claire Sand for ‘Blood vessels ...continue reading.
CAMBRIDGE, UK | March 1, 2013 eLife, publisher of the new open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, adds its weight to the international association and advocate for open-access publishers. Established in 2008, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is the only industry association exclusively committed to the interests of open-access (OA) publishing – which makes published content freely and immediately available online with a license to use and reuse material ...continue reading.
CAMBRIDGE, UK | December 13, 2012 eLife, the open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, reveals a fresh approach to presenting and using scientific content on its new website, launched today. In June 2011, three leading research funders came together in a unique collaboration to inspire change in science communication. The first product of this partnership is eLife – an open-access journal for the most influential research in life science and biomedicine. ...continue reading.
Access to Understanding is a new science-writing competition for PhD students and early career researchers with an interest in communicating science to the public. Join a generation of biomedical and health researchers who recognise the importance of opening up the results of scientific research, so that they are truly accessible to everyone. A scientific journal article may be the established way to describe your science to other researchers, but is this the best way to explain scientific ...continue reading.
The following is a quick round up of eLife developments, which was sent to our news subscribers. Didn’t receive a copy? Subscribe to eLife News now. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us. ________________________________________ The eLife journal site launch – 1.5 weeks to go In June 2011, three of the most prestigious research funding bodies in the world announced an unprecedented collaboration to inspire change in the way scientific discoveries are communicated ...continue reading.
The following is a quick round up of eLife developments, which was sent to our news subscribers. Didn’t receive a copy? Subscribe to eLife News now. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us. Take a look at our newest papers. eLife is now publishing our first research articles, ahead of the eLife journal website launch this winter. http://www.elifesciences.org/the-journal/articles/. Inaugural editorial. Read about our motivations for this move. http://www.elifesciences.org/12-1015/. Authors, the ...continue reading.