I need to reference species names in my Figure captions, and the convention is that these must be in italics. However, the entire text of the Figure captions always appear in italics in the Manuscripts editor. If I change the text of the Figure caption to not italics and then attempt to italicize the species names, the spaces preceding and following the species name are deleted, and line breaks are randomly inserted. Even more worrying, when I then move the cursor out of the Figure caption, the whole thing reverts back to italics, and half of the caption simply disappears.

Using 1.2.2-18 with the default eLife Research Article template.