Editorials

Editorials are written by eLife editors or staff.

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  1. Scientific Publishing: Room at the top

    Randy Schekman
    Five years after eLife published its first papers, we reflect on our consultative approach to peer review, the challenges of reproducibility, and the need to reform how published research is assessed.
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  2. Scientific Publishing: Beyond scoops to best practices

    Eve Marder
    Authors submitting a manuscript to eLife are encouraged to upload it to a recognized preprint server at the same time in order to make their results available as quickly and as widely as possible.
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Reproducibility in Cancer Biology: The challenges of replication

    Interpreting the first results from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology requires a highly nuanced approach.
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  3. Scientific Publishing: Building a sustainable future for eLife

    Randy Schekman, Mark Patterson
    To support the long-term growth of eLife we are going to introduce a publication fee of $2500.
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  4. Scientific Publishing: Transparent reporting of research results in eLife

    M Dawn Teare
    Manuscripts should include all the experimental and statistical details that are needed to replicate the experiments and analyses reported in them.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Research: What makes an eLife paper in epidemiology and global health?

    Mark Jit et al.
    The best papers provide evidence that can be used to make changes that improve the health and lives of people around the world.
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  5. Research: Theory, models and biology

    Wenying Shou et al.
    Theoretical ideas have a rich history in many areas of biology, and new theories and mathematical models have much to offer in the future.
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  6. Scientific Publishing: Recognizing the importance of new tools and resources for research

    Randy Schekman et al.
    eLife is introducing a new article type—called Tools and Resources—to highlight new experimental techniques, datasets, software tools and other resources.
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  7. Peer Review: The pleasure of publishing

    Vivek Malhotra, Eve Marder
    When assessing manuscripts eLife editors look for a combination of rigour and insight, along with results and ideas that make other researchers think differently about their subject.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology: Time to do something about reproducibility

    Sean J Morrison
    Individual scientists, scientific communities and scientific journals can do more to assess the publication of irreproducible results, to promote good science, and to increase the efficiency with which the scientific community self-corrects.
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