Meet the preLighters: an interview with Angika Basant

12 October 2022

Angika Basant is a postdoctoral training fellow working in the lab of Michael Way at the Francis Crick Institute in London. She joined preLights back in 2018 and has been an invaluable member of its community. I had a lovely chat with her in the impressive Crick building during which we discussed the road that[…]

Journey of the preprint – introducing postLights

6 October 2022

Earlier this year, an Open-Access paper was published in PLOS Biology that systematically tracks the changes between preprint posting and journal publication during the COVID-19 pandemic (read it here).  Among the authors of this paper are two preLighters – Jonny Coates (corresponding author), Gautam Dey – and the former preLights Community Manager Máté Pálfy. They[…]

Meet the preLighters: Nándor Lipták

7 September 2022

Nándor Lipták has been a preLighter for over two years now and has highlighted numerous preprints in this role. Currently our only community member from Hungary, Nándor is a research fellow working in the Department of Animal Biotechnology at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Gödöllő. It’s about time to put Nándor[…]

Call for new preLighters

11 August 2022

preLights, The Company of Biologists’ preprint highlighting service, has been up and running for over four years now. During that time, we have had over 1,250 preLights posts published on our dedicated website. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints across diverse fields of biology.[…]

Meet Reinier Prosée, the new preLights Community Manager

21 July 2022

Hi everyone! My name is Reinier Prosée and I’ve recently taken over the role of preLights Community Manager from Helen. I’m thrilled to get involved in this international, collaborative community project which uses preprints to uncover and discuss exciting new developments within the biological sciences. I aim to support preLights in further establishing itself as[…]

A preprint primer from The Company of Biologists

15 July 2022

Preprints are an increasingly popular method to share research prior to formal peer review and publication. The Company of Biologists, which facilitates and supports the preLights community, has produced a short primer that takes you through what happens when you preprint your paper. In the video, Sharon Ahmad and Katherine Brown, the Executive Editors at[…]