‘eLife’ journal takes another step forward
May 1, 2012
The 175 scientists who will be working to shape a new open access biology journal backed by some of the world’s biggest non-governmental research funders have been unveiled, Nature News Blog reports.
eLife is backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Wellcome Trust, and the Max Planck Society. Announced in June last year, its backers hope the publication will eventually rival Nature and Science as a top tier journal (Three major biology funders launch new open access journal, but why exactly?).
The journal promises to open for submission soon and publishing will be free of charge, “at least for an initial period”.