After summarizing over 2,400 articles in plain language, the eLife Features team shares what it has learnt about writing and editing for a broad audience. Stuart RF King, Emma Pewsey, Sarah Shailes, 10.7554/eLife.25410
Journals and other scientific organizations produce a diverse variety of plain-language summaries. Sarah Shailes, 10.7554/eLife.25411
Biomedical science benefits when plain language allows patients to engage with all stages of the research process. Bridget M Kuehn, 10.7554/eLife.25412
The eLife Features team explain the process used to produce eLife digests, and share some advice to help authors write plain-language summaries of their research.
As part of our “Plain-language summaries of research” series, we have compiled a list of over 50 journals and other organizations that publish plain-language summaries of scientific research.
A survey of over 300 people reveals what our readers really think of eLife digests.
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