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[…]

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[…]

Catch up on our preLights webinar series: From preprint to publication

11 January 2024

Three webinars were chaired by the preLights Ambassador Martin Estermann last month which feature three preprints that have all been covered by our preLighters. These webinars discuss the journey of the selected preprint, focusing on the original story presented in the preprint and how this changed during revisions. The recordings can be found below. Roger[…]

Announcing a new preLights webinar series: From preprint to publication

16 November 2023

In line with our ongoing postLights initiative, one of our preLights Ambassadors, Martin Estermann, has decided to create and host a new webinar series which will focus on the journey of the preprint. This initiative will involve a series of virtual webinars featuring different researchers (often early-career researchers) who posted their manuscripts as a preprint[…]

Representing preLights at the XXXVIII Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology

3 October 2023

Written by Jennifer Ann Black, preLights Ambassador and postdoctoral researcher in the Tosi Lab, Faculty of Medicine Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Caxambu, a quaint city in the state of Minas Gerais (Brazil), is the traditional destination for the Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology (or ‘SBPz’). And this[…]