'A new open-access life and biomedical sciences journal, conceived with the aim of transforming research communication and speeding up the publication process, has announced its title and editorial team.
The journal, supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust, will be known as eLife. The name is designed to articulate its online, open-access nature and its coverage of a wide range of life and biomedical sciences.
eLife’s first issue is expected late next year, and Professor Weigel has high hopes for its impact in a field dominated by subscription-based journals.
“Our ambition is to make this a unique journal that will serve as a catalyst for the broader reinvention of research communication,” he said.'