FocalPlane features new preprints-of-interest in the world of microscopy

2 August 2021

FocalPlane, another community site supported by The Company of Biologists, has launched a monthly round-up of microscopy-related preprints. Each post will include new preprints and preLights that are relevant to the microscopy community, as well as some of the beautiful figures that feature in the manuscripts. A new FocalPlane and preLights collaboration will also be[…]

preLighters launch Preprints in Motion podcast

21 July 2021

Two members of the preLights community, Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson, recently launched a new preprint-focused podcast. Preprints in Motion, dubbed as ‘getting the director’s cut of cutting-edge research direct from the hottest ECRs’ aims to discuss new preprints from early-career researchers, as well as highlight different experiences of academia and the science publishing process.[…]

preLights as a teaching aid

14 June 2021

If you’re a regular preLights reader, you might have seen a recent collection of posts published by groups of university students. Two courses, NYU Peer Review, for second-year graduate students, and Utrecht Protein Folding and Assembly, for final-year undergraduates, have used writing for preLights as a teaching tool for group-based critical analysis of preprints. Group[…]

preLights is indexed on Sciety

8 June 2021

We are delighted that preLight posts are now indexed on Sciety, who advocate for public preprint evaluation.   preLights features on Sciety groups alongside other preprint review initiatives   You can follow preLights on Sciety here, so you’ll never miss a new post! preLights is also indexed on Europe PMC, PubPeer, and the new bioRxiv[…]

preLights features on new bioRxiv dashboard

20 May 2021

A new dashboard display on bioRxiv has been launched to show links to discussion and evaluation of preprints, including preLight posts. One of the main objectives of preLights is to facilitate discussion around new preprints, and we are very glad that almost two-thirds of our preLight posts now feature comments from the preprint authors. With[…]

preLights gets an update

5 May 2021

A (mini) makeover You might have noticed last week that the preLights interface had a bit of an update. When the preLights website originally launched, the navigation bar was designed to be a dropdown menu on the left-hand side of the page. This format is optimal for mobile browsing – and will continue to display[…]

Call for preLighters – deadline extended until 21 May

4 May 2021

We have extended our call for preLighters until 21 May, 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, but are particularly interested in applicants with[…]

Call for new preLighters

7 April 2021

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s preprint highlighting service, recently celebrated its third 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 three years we have had over 1000 preLights posts published on the site, and we’re very happy that an[…]