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preLighters paper on preprints published in PLOS Biology

3rd February 2022

preLighters Gautam Day and Jonny Coates, together with previous preLights Community Manager Mate Palfy, have authored a paper published this week in PLOS Biology. ‘Tracking changes between preprint posting and journal publication during a pandemic’ was previously published as a preprint on bioRxiv. In the study, Brierly et al. investigate preprints posted on bioRxiv and[…]

Our most recent preLights x FocalPlane event

16th December 2021

Following the success of our first virtual event, we recently hosted our second preLights x FocalPlane social writing event. As before, Helen and Esperanza, the Community Managers for preLights and FocalPlane, selected two preprints for discussion at the event. One of the preprints, highlighted by Louise, Fabio, Soni and Nozomu, described a new technique in[…]

preLights in 2021

13th December 2021

It’s been a busy year at preLights, with new preLighters joining, a new interview series, and a new Community Manager! preLights posts Up to the beginning of December, we’ve published over 200 new preLights posts in 2021. We’ve seen more posts on topics including Scientific Communication and Education and Ecology, as well as lots of[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: November 2021

25th November 2021

The Preprints in Motion podcast was launched by preLighters Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson earlier this year. Thanks to Emma for updating us on their recent episodes: Episode 13 – Mice in Space: Characterizing Mouse Skeletal Muscles After 35-37 Days of Spaceflight This week we talk to Jessica L Braun ,a PhD Student at Brock University,[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: October 2021

1st November 2021

The Preprints in Motion podcast was launched by preLighters Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson earlier this year. Thanks to Emma for updating us on their recent episodes: Episode 09: Incorrect Nucleotide Sequences are Unacceptably Frequent Within Scientific Literature In episode 09 we discuss how published nucleotide sequences are not always correct or to be trusted[…]

preLights x FocalPlane posts now published

27th October 2021

At the end of September we hosted our first preLights x FocalPlane social writing event. Helen and Esperanza, the Community Managers for preLights and FocalPlane, respectively, selected two microscopy-related preprints from different fields: parasitology and neuroscience. Having read the preprints in advance of the event, the preLighters split into two groups to discuss the research[…]

preLights x FocalPlane social writing event

6th October 2021

Last week we hosted our first social writing event in collaboration with our sister site FocalPlane! FocalPlane is hosted by Journal of Cell Science (JCS) and encompasses all fields of the biological sciences where they meet microscopy. With that in mind, we selected two preprints with a focus on imaging from two very different fields[…]

the Node features preLights posts related to developmental biology

28th September 2021

the Node’s Community Manager, Helen Zenner, has launched Developing News!  A bi-weekly summary of goings-on in the world of developmental biology, Developing News will also include any development-related preLights posts that have been published in the prior two weeks. Many of our preLighters work in developmental biology, so keep an eye on the Node for[…]

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