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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[…]

preLights at SpotOn London

5 November 2018

We were really happy to talk at SpotOn London about our fantastic preLights community and the work they are doing to promote preprints and help scientists by highlighting preprints for them. Our presentation was in the panel ‘Open research in practice’ where we also heard about other exciting initiatives that promote open science.  

Call for new preLighters

1 November 2018

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

preLighter Gautam Dey’s thoughts on preprints

6 September 2018

One of our most active preLighters, Gautam Dey, has written about his thoughts on preprints for the blog ‘We support preprints’. Read it here.

Preprints promote transparency and communication

13 August 2018

preLighters Carmen Adriaens, Gautam Dey, Amanda Haage, Wouter Masselink, Sundar Ram Naganathan, Lauren Neves, Teresa Rayon, Samantha Seah, Srivats Venkataramanan wrote a commentary in response to a news article in Nature, which was published on the Node.   ‘How can we have preprints and support good journalism?’ Tom Sheldon, a senior press manager at the[…]

‘This month in preLights’ – new blog post on The Node

9 August 2018

We have started a monthly blog post on The Node where we summarise the preLights in developmental biology and related fields. Read our first post here.

preLights posts are now featured in The Company of Biologists journals

1 August 2018

Three of The Company of Biologists journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, Disease Models & Mechanisms) now feature preLights posts each month in their online Table of Contents (eTOC). The lists include the title of the highlighted preprints, their short ‘tweetable’ summaries and links to the preLights posts and the preLighter’s profiles.  

Call for new preLighters

5 June 2018

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s new preprint highlighting service, has now been running for more than five months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields. We are ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers, who are passionate[…]

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