Editorials

Editorials are written by eLife editors or staff.

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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Research: Evolutionary medicine

    George H Perry
    In recognition that evolutionary theory is critical for understanding modern human health, eLife is publishing a special issue on evolutionary medicine to showcase recent research in this growing and increasingly interdisciplinary field.
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    1. Medicine

    eLife and Medicine: Rigorous review and editorial oversight of clinical preprints

    Mone Zaidi et al.
    Research in many different areas of medicine will benefit from new approaches to peer review and publishing.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    Research: A new era for research into aging

    Matt Kaeberlein, Jessica K Tyler
    eLife is publishing a special issue on aging, geroscience and longevity to mark the rapid progress made in this field over the past decade, both in terms of mechanistic understanding and translational approaches that are poised to have clinical impact on age-related diseases.
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  1. Peer Review: Implementing a "publish, then review" model of publishing

    Michael B Eisen et al.
    From July 2021 eLife will only review manuscripts already published as preprints, and will focus its editorial process on producing public reviews to be posted alongside the preprints.
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  2. Research Communication: Ways to increase equity, diversity and inclusion

    Devang Mehta et al.
    ​​ The eLife Early-Career Advisory Group calls for radical changes at eLife and other journals to make science more diverse and inclusive.
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  3. Racism in Science: We need to act now

    Michael B Eisen
    eLife, like the rest of science, must tackle the many inequalities experienced by Black scientists.
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  4. Peer Review: Publishing in the time of COVID-19

    Michael B Eisen et al.
    eLife is making changes to its policies on peer review in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the scientific community.
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  5. Scientific Publishing: Progress and promise

    Randy Schekman
    As he prepares to step down as the Editor-in-Chief of eLife, Randy Schekman reflects on the origins of the journal, the eLife approach to peer review, and current challenges in scientific publishing.
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  6. Scientific Publishing: A new twist on peer review

    Mark Patterson, Randy Schekman
    eLife is conducting a trial in which authors will decide how to respond to the issues raised during peer review.
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  7. Scientific Publishing: How early-career researchers are shaping eLife

    Mark Patterson, Randy Schekman
    Journals can benefit from listening to graduate students, postdocs and newly-independent group leaders.
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