Call for new preLighters

20th 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

12th 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

2nd 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[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Martin Balcerowicz

20th March 2019

Martin Balcerowicz is an EMBO postdoctoral fellow at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, in the lab of Phil Wigge. He studies temperature sensing in plants and the interplay between light and temperature signaling. We caught up with Martin to discuss his research, preprints and preLights.   How did you get into biology and plants?[…]

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

27th 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

20th 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,[…]