eLife Sciences Publications Ltd

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Mission

ELIFE IS A UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN FUNDERS AND PRACTITIONERS OF RESEARCH TO COMMUNICATE INFLUENTIAL DISCOVERIES IN LIFE AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2011
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$457,917.00$397,396.00$387,264.00  
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$787,036.00$846,723.00$888,381.00  
Number of employees111  
Number of people compensated >$100k566  
Number of volunteers555  
Number of highly compensated contractors451  
Personnel
Coppel, Toby
TitleDirector and ChairmanDirector and ChairmanDirector and Chair  
Name of key/compensated personToby CoppelToby CoppelToby Coppel  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.02.05.0  
Reportable compensation from org$20,000.00$19,902.00$21,453.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Gruss, Peter
Title  Director -term ended 06/05/14  
Name of key/compensated person  Peter Gruss  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  2.0  
Hansson, Bill
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personBill HanssonBill HanssonBill Hansson  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.02.02.0  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0 0.0  
Harrision, Melissa
Title Head of production operationsHead of production operations  
Name of key/compensated person Melissa HarrisionMelissa Harrision  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 37.537.5  
Reportable compensation from org $100,215.00$104,881.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $6,013.00$6,293.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Hernandez, Christian
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personChristian HernandezChristian HernandezChristian Hernandez  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.02.02.0  
Reportable compensation from org$15,000.00$14,930.00$16,095.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Hernandez, Nouria
Titledirectordirector -term began 12/03/15   
Name of key/compensated personNouria Hernandeznouria hernandez   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.02.0   
Reportable compensation from org$16,250.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
MacIocci, Giuliano
TitleHEAD OF PRODUCT    
Name of key/compensated personGiuliano Maciocci    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org37.5    
Reportable compensation from org$127,074.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$7,624.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
McLennan, Jennifer
TitleHEAD OF EXTERNAL RELATIONSHead of Mkting and Communic.Head of Mkting and Communic.  
Name of key/compensated personJennifer McLennanJennifer McLennanJennifer McLennan  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org37.537.537.5  
Reportable compensation from org$111,456.00$116,349.00$122,361.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$6,687.00$6,981.00$7,342.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Moses, Kevin
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personKevin MosesKevin MosesKevin Moses  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.02.02.0  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Mulvany, Ian
Title Head of TechnologyHead of Technology  
Name of key/compensated person Ian MulvanyIan Mulvany  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 37.537.5  
Reportable compensation from org $135,466.00$142,468.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $8,127.00$8,548.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
O'Shea, Erin
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personErin O'Shea    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.0    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Patterson, Mark
TitleExec Dir, Secretary & TreasExec Dir, Secretary & TreasExec Dir, Secretary & Treas  
Name of key/compensated personDr Mark PattersonDr Mark PattersonDr Mark Patterson  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org37.537.537.5  
Reportable compensation from org$168,446.00$182,038.00$196,790.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$16,845.00$18,204.00$19,679.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00.0   
Rodgers, Peter
TitleFeatures EditorFeatures EditorFeatures Editor  
Name of key/compensated personPeter RodgersPeter RodgersPeter Rodgers  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org37.537.537.5  
Reportable compensation from org$107,434.00$115,501.00$121,470.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$6,446.00$6,930.00$7,288.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Schekman, Randy
TitleEditor in ChiefEditor in ChiefEditor in Chief  
Name of key/compensated personDr Randy SchekmanDr Randy SchekmanDr Randy Schekman  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org25.018.820.0  
Reportable compensation from org$216,376.00$162,322.00$162,863.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Smith, Jim
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personJim Smith    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.0    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Tjian, Robert
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personRobert TjianRobert TjianRobert Tjian  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.02.02.0  
Reportable compensation from org$5,000.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Turner, Mike
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personMike Turner    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.0    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0    
Walport, Mark
Title Director -term ended 06/04/15Director  
Name of key/compensated person Sir Mark WalportSir Mark Walport  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.02.0  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitieseLife is a unique collaboration between funders and practitioners of research to communicate influential discoveries in life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way.eLife is a unique collaboration between funders and practitioners of research to communicate influential discoveries in life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way.eLife is a unique collaboration between funders and practitioners of research to communicate influential discoveries in life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way.  
Program service expenses, total$6,293,152.00$5,409,998.00$5,120,268.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
eLife was founded in response to an initiative to drive improvements in research communication from three internationally prominent, nonprofit organisations operating in the public interest: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, and Wellcome Trust. eLife operates an open-access journal for the most important advances in life science and biomedicine. The editorial content of eLife is the responsibility of an independent editorial team comprising active, practicing scientists. eLife is also a platform for extending the reach and influence of new discoveries, for showcasing new approaches to the presentation, use and assessment of research, and for encouraging and recognising the most responsible behaviours in science.
Program expenses$6,293,152.00$5,409,998.00$5,120,268.00  
Grants and allocations made$0.00    
Program revenue$6,482,190.00    
Program descriptioneLife was founded in response to an initiative to drive improvements in research communication from three internationally prominent, nonprofit organisations operating in the public interest: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, and Wellcome Trust. eLife operates an open-access journal for the most important advances in life science and biomedicine. The editorial content of eLife is the responsibility of an independent editorial team comprising active, practicing scientists. eLife is also a platform for extending the reach and influence of new discoveries, for showcasing new approaches to the presentation, use and assessment of research, and for encouraging and recognising the most responsible behaviours in science.eLife was founded in response to an initiative to drive improvements in research communication from three internationally prominent, nonprofit organisations operating in the public interest: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, and Wellcome Trust. eLife operates an open-access journal for the most important advances in life science and biomedicine. The editorial content of eLife is the responsibility of an independent editorial team comprising active, practicing scientists. eLife is also a platform for extending the reach and influence of new discoveries, for showcasing new approaches to the presentation, use and assessment of research, AND FOR ENCOURAGING AND RECOGNISING THE MOST RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOURS IN science.eLife was founded in response to an initiative to drive improvements in research communication from three internationally prominent, nonprofit organisations operating in the public interest: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, and Wellcome Trust. eLife operates an online, open-access journal for the most important advances in life science and biomedicine. The editorial content of eLife is the responsibility of an independent editorial team comprising active, practicing scientists. The eLife journal is also a platform for extending the reach and influence of new discoveries, and to showcase new approaches to the presentation, use and assessment of research.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$6,482,736.00$6,453,136.00$5,457,000.00  
Revenue from contributions (total)$6,482,190.00$6,453,136.00$5,451,665.00$3,202,227.00$5,140,020.00
Investment income, current yr$546.00$0.00$1,305.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$6,482,190.00$6,453,136.00$5,451,665.00  
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$4,030.00  
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00    
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$6,482,736.00$6,453,136.00$5,457,000.00  
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$6,482,190.00$6,453,136.00$5,451,665.00  
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$4,030.00  
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$546.00$0.00$1,305.00  
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$6,617,833.00$5,892,418.00$5,598,447.00  
Total functional expenses: program service $6,293,152.00$5,409,998.00$5,120,268.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general$324,681.00$482,420.00$478,179.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Legal fees (total)$55.00$6,802.00$1,588.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
General management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,696,132.00$3,279,930.00$2,551,033.00$1,768,592.00$3,376,138.00
Total assets, beginning of year$3,279,930.00$2,551,033.00$1,768,592.00  
Total liabilities$2,236,649.00$2,474,044.00$2,143,290.00$1,170,079.00$1,792,773.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$2,474,044.00$2,143,290.00$1,170,079.00  
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$459,483.00$805,886.00$407,743.00  
Temporarily restricted net assets$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Net assets$459,483.00$805,886.00$407,743.00  
Net assets, beginning of year$805,886.00$407,743.00$598,513.00  
Other liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Bond liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other assets$93,058.00$80,088.00$158,214.00  
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$2,430,581.00$3,008,945.00$2,144,220.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$3,008,945.00$2,144,220.00$1,258,094.00  
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Escrow or custodial account liability$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Loans and other payables to key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Grants payable$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$135,097.00$560,718.00-$141,447.00  
Advertising (total)$345,153.00$377,872.00$529,806.00  
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$146,387.00$114,554.00$91,124.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$1,504,899.00$1,269,909.00$1,094,734.00  
Deferred revenue$731,750.00$1,204,135.00$1,048,556.00  
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Secured mortgages and notes payable$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Total net assets or fund balances$459,483.00$805,886.00$407,743.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$58,989.00$85,265.00$90,591.00  
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members766  
Number of independent voting members544  
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrue  
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrue  
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrue  
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-01  
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990  
Date e-filing submitted2017-10-182016-12-132015-07-10  
IRS schema version2016v3.12015v2.12014v5.0  
Filing identifier201701879349300330201642049349300024201501499349300825  
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