New Journal Edited by Life Scientists Hopes to Lure Prestige

Scientists in the lab and in the field are closest to cutting-edge research. But at top scientific journals, it's professional editors who ultimately decide what gets published. A new journal scheduled to make its debut next year aims to change that by putting scientists in the editors' chair.

Called eLife, it will cover a wide range of life sciences, "from computational biology on one end to clinical science on the other end," says its editor in chief, Randy Schekman. It