Titile:Accelerating scientific discovery

Speaker:Dr. Alessio Bolognesi, Head of Journal Development, eLife

Time: 2023-11-02, 1:30-2:30 pm

Venue:Room 1113, Wangkezhen Building

Host:Hang Zhang


Scientific publishing is a crucial part of the research process. However, evidence suggests it also suffers from a number of drawbacks. The talk will outline the new publishing model (more info https://elifesciences.org/about/peer-review) launched by eLife in January 2023 and describe how this model addresses some of the current drawbacks of scientific publishing. Some metrics on the new publishing model for the first six months of 2023 will also be presented (e.g., submission volumes, percentage of manuscripts sent for peer review, distribution of terms used in the common vocabulary as part of the eLife assessments, etc.)


Alessio joined eLife in January 2023 and is currently Head of Journal Development. He studied biology in Rome (Italy), followed by a PhD in cell biology in 2017 at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Before eLife, Alessio worked as scientific editor at Cell Press (Elsevier) for a little over 4 years.