Can Some of the Largest Backers of Scientific Research Alter the Peer Review Process?

A new journal seeks to rethink how science communication among the masses gets done.


The so-called Ingelfinger rule bars scientists from publishing the same paper in more than one journal.


Even King, the biologist who benefited from eLife's lack of embargo, hadn't considered the journal as her first choice for submission.

"I will be honest," she says. "I did submit it to Science and Nature first. That's where the irony came with Science; they rejected my paper yet found it exciting enough to have a reporter covering it."

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