eLife: Accelerating discovery

eLife is an initiative from research funders to transform research communication through improvements to science publishing, technology and research culture.

eLife is a non-profit organisation created by funders and led by researchers. Our mission is to accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours.

We work across three major areas:

  1. Publishing – eLife reviews selected preprints in all areas of biology and medicine, while exploring new ways to improve how research is assessed and published.
  2. Technology – eLife invests in open-source technology innovation to modernise the infrastructure for science publishing and improve online tools for sharing, using and interacting with new results.
  3. Research culture – eLife is committed to working with the worldwide research community to promote responsible behaviours in research.

eLife receives financial support and strategic guidance from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Max Planck Society and Wellcome. eLife Sciences Publications Ltd is publisher of the open-access eLife journal (ISSN 2050-084X).

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