preLights’ 5th Birthday webinar recording is now available!

15 March 2023

preLights is celebrating its 5th birthday. To mark the occasion, this webinar features four short talks given by preLights alumni who have all made significant contributions to preLights, and have since taken a range of career paths. In their talks, they tell us how they have managed to identify and navigate the challenges, opportunities, and[…]

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.[…]

Meet Reinier Prosée, the new preLights Community Manager

21 July 2022

Hi everyone! My name is Reinier Prosée and I’ve recently taken over the role of preLights Community Manager from Helen. I’m thrilled to get involved in this international, collaborative community project which uses preprints to uncover and discuss exciting new developments within the biological sciences. I aim to support preLights in further establishing itself as[…]

Call for preLighters – deadline extended to 29 April!

13 April 2022

We have extended our call for preLighters until 29 April, so there’s still plenty of time to get involved. We are seeking early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs, early-stage PIs) who are passionate about preprints and enjoy writing and communicating science. We welcome researchers from across the biological sciences, including non-native English speakers and anyone who[…]