preLights nominated for ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

13 August 2019

We are delighted to announce that preLights has been shortlisted for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing. On the ALPSP website you can read an interview with us, where we also discuss our future plans

preLists – charting the waters of the preprint sea

23 May 2019

We are happy to announce the launch of preLists, a new initiative within preLights where early-career researchers curate lists of preprints for the community. These lists follow two main themes: preprints on a specific topic or preprints which have been presented at scientific meetings. preLighters can also add brief one-liner summaries to each preprint, and[…]

Call for new preLighters

20 May 2019

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s preprint highlighting service, has now been running for 15 months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields. As preLights is building momentum, we are ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers (PhD[…]

preLighters at the joint BSCB/BSDB 2019 meeting in Warwick

12 April 2019

Many preLighters, both from Europe and overseas, took part at the joint meeting of the British Society for Developmental Biology and Cell Biology. We were especially proud that preLighters were among the award winners for the best poster prize. Congratulations to all!  

Survey on the credibility of preprints by COS

2 April 2019

The Center for Open Science is seeking graduate students, post docs, researchers and academic faculty to participate in survey to investigate the factors that affect the perceived credibility and use of preprints. Participation in this study involves: ● A time commitment of up to 20 minutes. ● Survey involving your qualitative, subjective evaluation of factors[…]

preLighter Teresa Rayon gives a talk at event on preprints and science news

27 February 2019

Earlier this month, Open Research London and the Open Access team at The Francis Crick Institute organized a symposium with the title: Preprints and Science news: how can they co-exist? Among the four invited speakers of the evening was preLighter Teresa Rayon (who is a postdoc in James Briscoe’s lab). She discussed how preLights promotes[…]

Celebrating preLights’ first Birthday

20 February 2019

preLights, the preprint highlighting service hosted by The Company of Biologists launched one year ago.   Some of the numbers and highlights from the first year: we have over 100 preLighters we’ve posted 325 preLights articles the preLighter community has actively advocated for preprints beyond writing highlight posts (e.g. giving talks at meetings & workshops,[…]

The most read preLights in 2018

31 December 2018

A big thanks to all of you following preLights this year! We were excited to launch in February, are thrilled that the service is building momentum, and are looking forward to introducing new features and preLighters in 2019! Looking back at 260 posts, these were our most viewed:   #1 is a preLight from Gautam[…]