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eLife

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust support eLife, an open access online journal for biomedical and life sciences research that launched in 2012. eLife is a unique non-profit collaboration between the funders and practitioners of research to improve the way important results are presented and shared.

The initiative began following a workshop held in 2010 at HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus, attended by a number of leading scientists. The participants concluded that there was a need for a model of academic publishing that better suits the needs of the research community.

A team of highly regarded, experienced and actively practising scientists ensures fair, swift and transparent editorial decisions followed by rapid online publication.

The editorial team are editorially independent of the funders. They rely on their scientific expertise and active research experience to identify the best papers, make scientifically based judgements and exercise leadership in steering these papers through peer review.

The entire content of the journal is freely available for all to read and reproduce for unrestricted use.

Further information about this initiative is available on the eLife website.

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