Webinar Report: Things to consider when publishing your first paper

Deputy Editor Detlef Weigel discussed the eLife consultative peer review process and answered attendees questions on submitting a paper.
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Submitting your research for review can be daunting. Which journal would be the best fit? What is involved in the submission process? How long will it take to find out if my paper has been accepted? If these questions sound familiar then check out the recording of our webinar: things to consider when publishing your first paper.

Detlef Weigel, Deputy Editor at eLife and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, ran through the process of submitting a paper to eLife, from selecting a relevant editor in your field, to the benefits of our consultative peer review process. This presentation was followed by a Q&A session where attendees had the chance to ask any questions they had on the process.


Detlef Weigel
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

Since 2002, Detlef has been Director of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. His current research interests focus on natural genetic variation and evolutionary genomics of plants. Among the awards he has received are the Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the Otto Bayer Award. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Royal Society.

Useful resources:

  • Our author guide has lots more info about submitting to eLife
  • This article details our policy about preprints and scoop protection
  • Our work towards supporting Research Culture is detailed here


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