Introducing spotLights: a new interview series

12 July 2024

We are thrilled to announce the launch of spotLights, an interview series that aims to highlight the early-career researchers behind the most exciting biological preprints. spotLights provides a platform for early-career researchers to share their exciting work and personal experiences navigating an academic career. Each episode will highlight the highs and lows of the research[…]

Shining a spotlight: How preLights and Sciety elevate preprints for a wider audience

20 May 2024

A conversation between preLights and Sciety is a free to use platform that aims to improve research communication by facilitating the discovery and organisation of the preprint literature. Through Sciety, scholars can connect with peers, receive feedback on their work, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their respective fields. Here we talk[…]

Introducing the revamped preLights homepage

14 May 2024

As keen-eyed visitors may have noticed, the preLights homepage has undergone a makeover! The new homepage design – more closely resembling its sister sites the Node and FocalPlane – aims to offer a more visually appealing and user-friendly experience, making it easier for readers to discover the latest preprints in biology. One notable update is[…]

Register now for SciCommConnect: Science communication, community connections

15 April 2024

Join us for SciCommConnect, a free half-day event hosted by The Company of Biologists’ community sites – The Node, preLights, and FocalPlane – on 10 June 2024. Dive into the art of science communication with us! The programme (which will run from 13:00 – 18:00 BST) will feature insightful discussions, relevant talks and an exciting[…]

‘Publishers and ECRs Working Together’ – an R2R workshop co-moderated by the preLights Community Manager

7 February 2024

We are excited to announce that the preLights Community Manager will co-moderate an upcoming workshop at the Researcher to Reader (R2R) conference, taking place on 20-21 February in London (UK). Benjamin Maier, an active member of the preLights community, will also be there adding depth and insight to the discussions. The workshop, entitled ‘Publishers and[…]

End-of-Year Quiz organised by the Node, preLights and FocalPlane!

1 December 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we would like to thank all those who have helped further shape the communities at the heart of the Node, preLights and FocalPlane. Your contributions have been invaluable in making this another year of shared knowledge, growth, and collaboration! To celebrate, we’re thrilled to announce an End-of-Year Quiz! Starting[…]