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Webinar invitation: Lens, eLife's open-source publishing technology



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On June 2nd, 8 am Pacific / 11 am Eastern, eLife Sciences invites you to join an in-depth exploration of the open-source publishing technology behind eLife Lens.

eLife Lens improves the reading and use of scientific articles by making it possible to explore figures, figure descriptions, references, and more without losing your place in the article text. While most online research articles tend to replicate print, eLife Lens takes greater advantage of the Internet's flexibility; readers can absorb key elements in an article more readily, more quickly, and more effectively.

First developed by Ivan Grubisic at the University of California at Berkeley, eLife Lens has been expanded into a robust, open-source tool by the team at Lens offers access to all content published by eLife, and has been piloted by six publishers through HighWire.

In this hour-long webinar, we'll discuss how Lens supports eLife's strategy for technology and innovation, how it was developed and next steps, the HighWire pilot, and how Lens might be extended to other organizations or stages in the research process.


  • Ian Mulvany, eLife Head of technology
  • Michael Aufreiter & Oliver Buchtala, Co-founders of Substance
  • John Sack, Founding director, HighWire Press
  • Matt Broadhead, Assistant publications manager, European Respiratory Society
  • Peter Krautzberger, Project leader, MathJax
Webinar: Lens, eLife's open-source publishing technology
June 2, 4:00 - 5:00pm BST | 11:00am Eastern | 8:00am Pacific
Twitter hashtag to follow the event: #eLifeLens
Participation is free, but registration is required. Sign up now:
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About eLife Sciences Publications Ltd.
eLife is a unique collaboration between the funders and practitioners of research to communicate ground-breaking discoveries in the life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way. The eLife journal is a platform for maximizing the reach and influence of new discoveries and showcasing new approaches to the presentation, use, and assessment of research. eLife is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust. Learn more at eLifesciences.

About HighWire Press, Inc.
Celebrating 20 years of service, HighWire provides technology solutions to influential publishing organizations that produce high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly materials. HighWire offers digital content development and hosting services using innovative open platform technologies, a customizable peer-review manuscript submission system, strategic consultation services, and collegial community networking opportunities. HighWire | Twitter: @highwirepress

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