Working together - eLife and early-career researchers

eLife supports early-career researchers in a number of ways:

Our editorial process: The eLife editors provide prompt and constructive feedback to authors, to give students and postdocs in particular a productive publishing experience, and to help reduce delay in the communication of their research.

The eLife-sponsored presentation series: Twice a year, we invite the pre-tenure authors on selected eLife papers to present their work at a scientific meeting of one of eLife’s founders.

Interviews: eLife interviews early-career researchers to explore how they became interested in science, what they are working on now, and what they hope to achieve in future. 

Look inside another lab: In 2014, eLife provided an opportunity to look inside four different labs around the world, as research groups in England, Germany, and the US took over the eLife Twitter account to talk about their work, the coolest things in their labs, developments in their fields, and introduce some group members.

Letters of recommendation: The senior editors of eLife, who are themselves working scientists, will write a letter of recommendation on behalf of the first author of eLife papers, on request, for use in job and grant applications.

eLife is a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists. Our mission is to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science.