eLS: For Authors


eLS provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the life sciences for undergraduates and graduates, containing over 5,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citable articles from leading scientists around the world.


"With an impressive list of advisors and authors, broad subject coverage, exquisite articles, and a relatively easy to use interface, eLS is a remarkable resource." — Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship


"This resource is a must-have for all biological sciences libraries and most larger academic and public libraries. It will be used often by undergraduate and graduate biology students." — American Reference Books Annual


Features include:

• Topic browse spanning the life sciences from cell biology to ecology
• Topic coverage reviewed by a distinguished international scientific advisory team
• Overviews and Suggested Articles to help students learn about topics
• Key Concepts explaining critical learning points for the reader
• Open availability of Abstracts, Key Concepts and Keywords
• Open availability of high-quality illustrations
• Open availability of References and Further Reading
• In-text hyperlinks directly linking related eLS articles
• Article Glossaries
• New and updated articles added on a monthly basis
• Updated articles clearly linked to earlier versions


As a new or returning eLS author, you join a community of over 8,000 scientists contributing to an excellent resource in the life sciences.


Writing an eLS article?

Download the Author Guidelines 

Need to cite an eLS article?

Use the following format when citing eLS articles:

Ashock, Aarthi and Hegde, Ramanujan S (Dec 2008) Cytotoxicity of Aberrant Proteins. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net/ [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0020887]



Want to suggest an eLS article?


If you have identified a topic that needs to be covered in eLS, please send your article title suggestion and a brief content description (no more than 150 words) to the Editorial Office at els@wiley.com.


Given the number of articles we are dealing with, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to take forward your suggestion or explain any decision with regard to commissioning. Your email will be acknowledged, however, and your suggestion will be shared with the scientific advisory team.