eLife News

eLife News

  1. Job vacancy: Senior Developer (Ruby, DevOps, AWS, Open-source)

    February 21, 2017

    eLife are now seeking a Ruby Developer with an interest in DevOps to work on the development, automation, monitoring, architecture and testing of a system we are co-developing with another publisher. You’ll join a small and enthusiastic team who are passionate about continuous improvement and software quality. Things like TDD/BDD, continuous delivery, strong collaboration and DevOps are part of our culture. We are committed to openness both in science and in the products that we release, so that we can encourage broad change across the research communication landscape. This means everything...

  2. Innovation: eLife challenges Hack24 participants to transform research communication with technology

    February 17, 2017

    This March, we are excited to sponsor Hack24 , a 24-hour hackathon in Nottingham, UK, involving 150 participants. We have set the hackers the challenge of transforming research communication. eLife challenge: Transform research communication with technology Cutting-edge research is stuck in the past. Research publication, whilst the ultimate currency for researchers, does not typically enable them to show their workings in full. In addition, the traditional incentives to publish research discoveries offer few rewards for researchers who work collaboratively and transparently. This makes it...

  3. Job vacancy: Editorial Community Manager

    February 13, 2017

    eLife is looking for an Editorial Community Manager. Reporting to the Head of External Relations, the successful candidate will have primary responsibility as a facilitator and as a champion of the worldwide community of scientists who are engaged with eLife. With a background in scientific research, the Editorial Community Manager will have a good appreciation of the interests and needs of scientists, especially early in their careers. Specific Responsibilities Working with eLife editors to gather feedback and generate ideas about content, policies and initiatives, and take new efforts...

  4. Inside eLife: 2017 travel grants for early-career researchers: Now open for applications

    February 09, 2017

    eLife increases support for early-career researchers in the new edition of its travel grants programme After a successful pilot programme in 2016, eLife is extending the funding for the scheme that rolls out this year. We continue to invite applications from early-stage researchers on eLife papers for funding towards presenting their work at a meeting of their choice. In 2016, the programme supported 10 early-career researchers, who attended scientific meetings to present and discuss their work with leading scientists in their fields. We received very positive feedback, as the majority of...

  5. Inside eLife: Early-career researcher travel grants 2017 – terms and conditions

    February 09, 2017

    eLife supports early-career researchers by helping you to get the exposure and recognition you need, especially among leading scientists in your field. In this spirit, we have introduced a travel grant programme whereby the early-stage researcher on an eLife paper may be funded to present their work at a meeting of their choice. Available awards Awards of up to $1,000 will be granted to assist researchers with costs associated with presenting their work at a scientific meeting to which they are required to travel. Application deadlines as well as the dates the results will be announced for...

  6. #ECRWednesday webinar series resumes with new themes for early-stage researchers

    February 03, 2017

    eLife hosts a programme of monthly webinars for early-career researchers in life science and biomedicine as a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career. This programme of free, online events, which takes place on the last Wednesday of every month, resumes this year with discussions on the push for mobility, advice for new faculty, and communicating your research to wider audiences – helping all early-stage investigators to make the most of their research career. The community behind eLife – including the research funders that support the...

  7. Job vacancy: Senior Developer (Python, DevOps, AWS, Open-source)

    February 01, 2017

    eLife are now seeking a Senior Python Developer with an interest in DevOps to work on the development, automation, monitoring, architecture and testing across all of our systems. You’ll join a small and enthusiastic team who are passionate about continuous improvement and software quality. Things like TDD/BDD, continuous delivery, strong collaboration and DevOps are part of our culture. The size of our team means you’ll be involved in all aspects of hosting and deployment of our applications in addition to development. We are committed to openness both in science and in the products that we...

  8. Press package: Scientists identify two brain networks influencing how we make decisions

    February 01, 2017

    Scientists at the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford have pinpointed two distinct mechanisms in the human brain that control the balance between speed and accuracy when making decisions. Their discovery, published in eLife, sheds new light on the networks that determine how quickly we choose an option, and how much information we need to make that choice. A more detailed understanding of this intricate wiring in the brain holds the key to developing better treatments for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. The fundamental trade-off...

  9. Press package: Habitat features and social behaviour impact how baboons move as a group

    January 31, 2017

    When deciding what path to take during collective movement, individual baboons will likely follow the road most travelled by their group mates, according to new findings published in eLife. The study also suggests that environmental factors, such as roads and the vegetation density of their habitat, play a key role in how baboons move together as a group. To investigate this behaviour, researchers from the US and Germany tracked 25 wild olive baboons belonging to a single troop with second-by-second global positioning system (GPS) tracking at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya. They...

  10. Webinar report: eLife's peer-review process explained

    January 26, 2017

    In a recent webinar, eLife Deputy Editor Detlef Weigel talked in depth about our consultative peer-review process and its benefits for authors and reviewers. eLife’s approach to peer review aims to ensure that all initial decisions are delivered quickly by working scientists in their fields. Revision requests are consolidated to avoid confusing or conflicting feedback and thereby limit the rounds of revision for authors. We also make the decision letter and author responses for accepted papers available for everyone to read, to help ensure the entire process is transparent. Watch the full...

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