The eLife community is working to help address some of the pressures on early-career scientists in a number of ways. Learn more about our work and advisory group, sign up for our bi-monthly news, follow us on Twitter, and explore recent activities below.


  1. Early-Career Advisory Group: Introducing the latest members

    Five new recruits start a two-year term to catalyse broad reform in journals publishing and research communication.
  2. Engendering equality: The Lise-Meitner-Gesellschaft

    The Lise-Meitner-Gesellschaft aims to raise awareness of gender inequality in the natural sciences and mathematics.
  3. Point of View: Nomad scientists and the ones left behind

    Maya Bar et al.
    To improve the diversity of the scientific workforce, we should not penalize researchers who are unable to move abroad for long periods.
    Feature Article
    Available as full, typeset article htmlAvailable as authors' accepted manuscript pdf
  4. Webinar report: Refreshing approaches to researcher evaluation

    June’s #ECRWednesday webinar, held in partnership with EU-LIFE, explored how the Babraham Institute, the Gulbenkian Institute and HHMI assess researchers for funding and jobs.
  5. Latest three travel grants awarded to early-career researchers

    Each will receive a grant of up to $1,000 to support their attendance at a meeting to gain exposure and recognition for their work.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Cutting Edge: Promoting international collaboration and creativity in doctoral students

    Christopher M Groen et al.
    Staff from the Mayo Clinic in the US and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden describe a joint transatlantic course intended to broaden the horizons of the next generation of researchers in the field of regenerative medicine.
    Feature Article
    Available as full, typeset article htmlAvailable as authors' accepted manuscript pdf
  6. Webinar report: Organising and advocating

    May’s #ECRWednesday webinar brought together advocates to share their experiences of how early-career researchers can make their voices heard.
  7. Editor’s choice: an interview with Yaiza del Pozo Martín

    When she realised that reading papers and discussing science was just as enjoyable as doing research, Yaiza del Pozo Martín decided to move away from a career as a postdoc to try something different. She now works as an Assistant Editor for BMJ Open.
  8. Call for nominations to the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group

    Nominations are open for early-career researchers to make their voices heard as part of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group.
  9. Webinar report: Engaging with wider audiences

    In the third #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, speakers shared their experiences of communicating with different audiences.