eLife

eLife is a unique collaboration between funders and practitioners of research to communicate influential discoveries in the life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way. It is launched with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Wellcome Trust, and the Max Planck Society in November 2012. eLife represents a new model of scientific publishing, designed to meet the needs of scientists in life sciences and biomedicine in a better way. This includes free, immediate, online access to scientific articles; rapid, fair, and constructive review; and innovation in content presentation – in short, a journal for scientists, run by scientists. Initial decisions are made by eLife’s senior editors, and, if a submission is selected for further assessment, full peer review is overseen by eLife’s 175-member board of reviewing editors. The reviewing editor and reviewers consult once peer review comments are submitted, and provide a consolidated list of instructions to authors – eliminating unnecessary and time-consuming rounds of revision.

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eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd
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http://www.elifesciences.org/

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Psychology & Psychiatry

How people decide when they have so many choices

It's one thing to decide among two or three snacks available at a friend's house. But what do people do when they're faced with a vending machine offering 36 different options?

Neuroscience

The brain area with which we interpret the world

Usually, the different areas in the cerebrum take on a very specific function. For example, they process our movements or things we see or hear, i.e. direct physical information. However, some areas of the brain come into ...

Neuroscience

Healthy sleep may rely on long-overlooked brain cells

For something we spend one-third of our lives doing, we still understand remarkably little about how sleep works—for example, why can some people sleep deeply through any disturbance, while others regularly toss and turn ...

Medical research

Dendritic computers: When 1 + 1 = 3

The human brain is jampacked with neurons—86 billion of them—connected in a vast, complex network that controls how we move, think, talk and make memories. Vital information is exchanged across this network through trillions ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study reveals roadmap of muscle decline with age

Scientists have produced a comprehensive roadmap of muscle aging in mice that could be used to find treatments that prevent decline in muscle mobility and function, according to a report published today in eLife.

Genetics

Genetic link to male infertilty identifed

Researchers have discovered a genetic variant linked to male infertility, which could improve the diagnosis and management of men who carry it. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and University of Tartu carried ...

Immunology

Novel biomarker for glucocorticoids could help tailor treatments

Researchers have uncovered pathways involved in the body's response to glucocorticoid treatments and identified a novel biomarker that could be used to monitor how these drugs work in patients, according to a clinical study ...

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