Shining a spotlight: How preLights and Sciety elevate preprints for a wider audience

20 May 2024

A conversation between preLights and Sciety is a free to use platform that aims to improve research communication by facilitating the discovery and organisation of the preprint literature. Through Sciety, scholars can connect with peers, receive feedback on their work, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their respective fields. Here we talk[…]

Introducing the revamped preLights homepage

14 May 2024

As keen-eyed visitors may have noticed, the preLights homepage has undergone a makeover! The new homepage design – more closely resembling its sister sites the Node and FocalPlane – aims to offer a more visually appealing and user-friendly experience, making it easier for readers to discover the latest preprints in biology. One notable update is[…]

Register now for SciCommConnect: Science communication, community connections

15 April 2024

Join us for SciCommConnect, a free half-day event hosted by The Company of Biologists’ community sites – The Node, preLights, and FocalPlane – on 10 June 2024. Dive into the art of science communication with us! The programme (which will run from 13:00 – 18:00 BST) will feature insightful discussions, relevant talks and an exciting[…]

‘Publishers and ECRs Working Together’ – an R2R workshop co-moderated by the preLights Community Manager

7 February 2024

We are excited to announce that the preLights Community Manager will co-moderate an upcoming workshop at the Researcher to Reader (R2R) conference, taking place on 20-21 February in London (UK). Benjamin Maier, an active member of the preLights community, will also be there adding depth and insight to the discussions. The workshop, entitled ‘Publishers and[…]

Call for applications: Join the preLights team!

24 January 2024

Are you an early-career researcher with a passion for science communication and a knack for staying on top of the latest scientific developments? preLights, The Company of Biologists’ preprint highlighting service, is expanding its team! Our community of early-career researchers selects and highlights compelling preprints across various fields of biology. We are on the lookout[…]

Catch up on our preLights webinar series: From preprint to publication

11 January 2024

Three webinars were chaired by the preLights Ambassador Martin Estermann last month which feature three preprints that have all been covered by our preLighters. These webinars discuss the journey of the selected preprint, focusing on the original story presented in the preprint and how this changed during revisions. The recordings can be found below. Roger[…]