eLife

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eLife is a scientific journal for the biomedical and life sciences. It is peer-reviewed and open access. It was established at the end of 2012 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society, and Wellcome Trust. These organizations gave the money for the journal's business and publishing operations.[1]

The editor-in-chief is Randy Schekman (University of California, Berkeley).[2] Editorial decisions are made largely by senior editors and members of the board of reviewing editors, all of whom are active scientists working in fields ranging from human genetics and neuroscience to biophysics and epidemiology.[3]

Business model[change | change source]

The journal charges authors USD$2,500 for their papers to be published in the journal.[4] It started doing this in 2017.

Abstracting and indexing[change | change source]

The journal is indexed in Medline, BIOSIS Previews,[5] Chemical Abstracts Service,[6] Science Citation Index Expanded,[5] and Scopus.[7] In 2016, the journal had an impact factor of 7.725.[8] The journal claims that it will not advertise its impact factor.[9]

eLife digests[change | change source]

Most articles in the journal have an "eLife digest". This is a short version of the article for people who aren't scientists. Since December 2014, the journal has been sharing some of the digests on Medium.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Matt McGrath (10 April 2012), Trust pushes for open access to research, BBC
  2. Freya Boardman-Pretty (5 November 2011), "Open-access science journal leaves editing to the experts", Times Higher Education
  3. Communicating the latest advances in life science and biomedicine, eLife, retrieved 6 October 2015
  4. "Inside eLife: Setting a fee for publication". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  6. "CAS Source Index". Chemical Abstracts Service. American Chemical Society. Archived from the original on 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2016-10-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  8. "eLife". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.
  9. Communicating the latest advances in life science and biomedicine, eLife, retrieved 26 October 2015
  10. eLife is now on Medium, retrieved 2 March 2015

Other websites[change | change source]