eLife – scope• BROAD From basic and theoretical work to translational, applied and clinical research.• SELECTIVE Highly influential work that advances understanding, opens new doors or has real-world impacts.
World-class backing • Supported by three of the world‟s leading research funders • Effective research communication is a critical part of research • Editorially, eLife is entirely independent of the funders
Editorial process Cover letter and single PDF Easy submission process Swift triage process by Senior Editors Limit submissions entering peer review Full submission Source files plus other information BRE member plus external reviewer(s) Consultation amongst reviewers Decision after peer review Single set of instructionsThe end result Revision assessed by Limit rounds of revision> A constructive process BRE member> Reduced times from submissionto acceptance
Initial targets• Great design and reading experience• Connecting narrative and data – Inline video – Figures, tables, data files treated individually• Article metrics
“A great deal of data has becomedetached from the publishedconclusions that depend uponit, such that the two vitalcomplementary components of thescientific endeavour - the idea andthe evidence - are too frequentlyseparated.”
“We are now on the brink of anachievable aim: for all scienceliterature to be online, for all of thedata to be online and for the two tobe interoperable.”
Connecting narrative with data • From narrative to primary data sources • From summary data to primary/source data • From main figures to secondary figures • All parts searchable, discoverable, citable
What’s next? • Continue building the foundation – Content – Process • Stratification of content • Usage of open content – Increase „surface area‟ – New ways to interact • Collaboration – share experience and tools