eLife

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General information ?

  • Published by: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust
  • ISSN: 2050-084X
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: eLife publishes work of the highest scientific standards and importance in all areas of the life and biomedical sciences. The research is selected and evaluated by working scientists and is made freely available to all readers without delay. eLife also invests in innovation through open-source tool development to accelerate research communication and discovery. Our work is guided by the communities we serve.
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Subject?

  • Main subject area: Biomed
  • Breadth of subject area: All of biomed
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Discussion between reviewers
  • Peer review openness: Reports published anon
  • Selectivity: Somewhat selective (IF ~3-8)
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Not applicable as gold
  • Has waivers: Yes
  • Has membership system: None
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: All papers are CC BY
  • Level of APC: $2500-4500
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than a month
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Less than 3 months
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Nonprofit
  • Length restrictions: None
  • Provides altmetrics: Uses own system
  • CrossMark implemented: No
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes