Early-Career Advisory Group at eLife leads the discussion: Six months of the eLife new model

Join the Early-Career Advisory Group (ECAG) at eLife for an update on the first six months of the journal’s new publishing model and to hear from early-career authors and reviewers about their experience.
Early-Career Advisory Group at eLife leads the discussion: Six months of the eLife new model
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The Early-Career Advisory Group (ECAG) is a diverse committee of early-career researchers from across the globe, who influence and support eLife’s work to catalyse broad reform in the evaluation and communication of science. The group (and their new members) represents the needs and aspirations of researchers at the early stages in their careers working towards a research culture that is healthy for science and for scientists.

The 13 members, alongside those who are now alumni, work closely with journal staff and editors to shape and direct the eLife new model of science publishing, alongside:

  • Increasing the involvement of early-career researchers in peer review
  • Increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in eLife’s communities
  • Identifying and addressing bias in the publishing process
  • Increasing openness and integrity in the way science is conducted and shared

With these aims in mind, the ECAG have decided to host a webinar for early-career researchers (ECRs) that will look at the first six months of the new model of publishing at eLife. Attendees will hear the quantitative updates on the submission data, and importantly hear from ECR authors and reviewers about their experience of publishing and reviewing in this new more open model of preprint and peer review. The floor will then be open for anyone attending to ask questions regarding the new model, publishing, peer review, and to discuss barriers ECRs face to publishing and solutions to overcoming these together.

As an ECR your voice is so important, so please attend and share this with your peers.

Join us on Wednesday, September 27, at 3pm (BST) / 10am (EDT) / 4pm (CEST)

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Programme

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Introduction

Photo of Facundo Romani, University of Cambridge, UK, and ECAG member

Facundo Romani, University of Cambridge, UK, and ECAG member

eLife’s new publishing model

Photo of Federico Pelisch, Principal Investigator and MRC Career Development Fellow, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK and eLife ECR Board Member

Federico Pelisch, Principal Investigator and MRC Career Development Fellow, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK and eLife ECR Board Member

Photo of Emma Smith, eLife Journal Development Editor

Emma Smith, eLife Journal Development Editor

Publishing and reviewing in the new model as an ECR

Photo of Lara Urban, Principal Investigator, Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Germany

Lara Urban, Principal Investigator, Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Germany

Photo of Sonia Sen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, India

Sonia Sen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, India

Photo of Benjamin Liffner, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Benjamin Liffner, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Find out more about the eLife ECAG members. You can also read more about the work of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group over the last couple of years in the following blogs:


Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash 

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