eLife News - June: Countdown to submissions

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The following is a quick round up of eLife developments this Spring, which was sent to our news subscribers on June 1. Didn't receive a copy? Subscribe to eLife News now. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us.

Countdown to submissions

We’re preparing to issue the call for papers later this month. As a member of this list, you’ll be notified as soon as we go live. In the meantime, eLife Editor-in-Chief Randy Schekman has offered three reasons to prepare your best works foreLife. Learn more.

eLife announces board of reviewing editors

A key goal foreLifeis to improve the publishing process by offering quick initial decisions, clear guidance to authors, and shorter times to publication. Our 175-member BRE will help deliver on our promise to serve science and scientists. See who they are.

All eyes on eLife

In April, a media frenzy inspired by the Wellcome Trust’s open-access policy announcement drew the eyes of the world’s major media toeLife, and surfaced some good questions about our plans. Read a short summary of the coverage, with our responses to those questions.

Questions & answers

We’ve also posted eLife answers to important questions about our launch date, post-docs, open-access publishers, funding relationships, and more. Take a look.

eLife supports the White House petition for public access: Join us

eLife seeks to maximize the impact of published research through unfettered online access to and reuse of results. Join us in working to expand access to more research by signing a petition to the White House by June 19, and help to spread the word. International signatures welcome. Join us.

Policies for wider access expand

A tremendous level of interest in open access has surfaced in policy arenas all over the world. A few news stories highlight some of the progress.

eLife Newswill be published periodically throughout 2012 to update subscribers on the development of the anticipatedeLifejournal. Questions and comments related to the content may be addressed to media@elifesciences.org or through http://www.elifesciences.org/contact.

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