Happy 5th Birthday to preLights!
20 February 2023
Five years ago today, on a Tuesday afternoon, preLights was officially launched. What a journey it has been so far! From its beginning, the preLights community has been steadily growing to now include over 400 preLighters, 1400 subscribers and 7000 Twitter followers! Without the passion, dedication and support of this diverse and international community, the[…]
preLights’ 5th Birthday webinar: A career discussion with preLights alumni
13 February 2023
preLights is celebrating its 5th birthday and to mark the occasion we are delighted to announce a festive webinar on 14 March 2023. This webinar will feature four short talks given by preLights alumni who have all made significant contributions to preLights, and have since taken a range of different career paths. The webinar will[…]
New Year, updated website – changes that improve clarity and foster collaboration.
5 January 2023
As you may have noticed, some subtle (yet important) changes have been made to the preLights website this month. Earlier this year, we introduced the concept of postLights to allow the comparison between a preLighted preprint and (once published) the peer-reviewed, journal article (see this earlier News post). This means that there are now three[…]
Journey of the preprint – introducing postLights
6 October 2022
Earlier this year, an Open-Access paper was published in PLOS Biology that systematically tracks the changes between preprint posting and journal publication during the COVID-19 pandemic (read it here). Among the authors of this paper are two preLighters – Jonny Coates (corresponding author), Gautam Dey – and the former preLights Community Manager Máté Pálfy. They[…]
Call for new preLighters
11 August 2022
preLights, The Company of Biologists’ preprint highlighting service, has been up and running for over four years now. During that time, we have had over 1,250 preLights posts published on our dedicated website. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints across diverse fields of biology.[…]
Call for new preLighters!
21 March 2022
preLights, The Company of Biologist’s preprint highlighting service, recently celebrated its fourth birthday. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints across diverse fields. Over the last four years we have had over 1200 preLights posts published on the site, and we’re very happy that an[…]
ECR Advocacy Event
10 February 2022
preLights will be turning four on 20 February! Since our launch in 2018 we’ve published over 1200 preLights posts, with representation from every bioRxiv category, and established an engaging presence on Twitter. But at the heart of preLights is our community of preLighters: early-career researchers (ECRs) who advocate for preprints, use their spare time to[…]