‘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[…]

Call for applications: Join the preLights team!

24 January 2024

Are you an early-career researcher with a passion for science communication and a knack for staying on top of the latest scientific developments? preLights, The Company of Biologists’ preprint highlighting service, is expanding its team! Our community of early-career researchers selects and highlights compelling preprints across various fields of biology. We are on the lookout[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Join one of our Community Sites!

17 October 2023

Are you passionate about science, communication, and networking with fellow researchers? If so, we have exciting opportunities for you to get involved and make an impact! The Node and FocalPlane are Looking for Correspondents Our sister community sites the Node and FocalPlane are currently recruiting a small yearly cohort of correspondents. As a correspondent, you’ll have[…]

bioRxiv and medRxiv join our Mastodon Server:

12 October 2023

In response to the evolving landscape of social media platforms, The Company of Biologists has recently launched its own Mastodon server – Active participation on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram has been a cornerstone of our outreach efforts. This move reflects our commitment to fostering a more specialised and interactive online community for[…]