eLife seeks to encourage and recognise responsible behaviours in research, and to promote a research culture that supports collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and openness. We support preprints and open-science practices, and publish articles on different aspects of research culture on our Community page. eLife was a founder of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
eLife invests in research culture in a variety of ways, many of which involve working closely with early-career researchers (ECRs). With the guidance of our Early-Career Advisory Group, we have established standards for diversity and inclusion across eLife, created peer networks and the eLife Ambassadors program, increased ECR involvement on our editorial board and reviewer pool, awarded grants to early-career authors, and showcased early-career talents and perspectives through interviews, podcasts and webinars.