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What is F1000Research?

Publish your results rapidly with F1000Research

We champion choice for researchers world-wide, whatever your field of research, offering a range of options for publishing your work open access and ensuring trust, quality and impact.

Alongside our Taylor & Francis and Routledge open access journals, you can also choose to make your research available open access with F1000Research, an innovative open access publishing platform. With F1000Research you can publish your results rapidly. All content – including reviewer reports and source data – is openly available, maximizing the impact of these essential research outputs.

This guide covers:

  • What is F1000Research?
  • Why choose F1000Research for your research?
  • How to submit your work

For rapid, open publication on F1000Research, submit your article now

What is F1000Research?

F1000Research is an open research publishing platform, offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs across physical and life sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences and humanities.

As a researcher, your article will benefit from transparent, post-publication peer review and editorial guidance on making all source data openly available. F1000Research advocates for reproducibility and transparency in research, welcoming confirmatory and negative results, as well as null studies. All research is suitable irrespective of the perceived level of interest or novelty and articles are published without editorial bias.

6 reasons to submit your research to F1000Research

Publishing your work open access means it’s available for anyone, anywhere to read. This can help increase readership and drive its wider impact. There are also exciting benefits that F1000Research can bring, with its innovative open access publishing model providing new opportunities for publishing your work. Here are 6 reasons why F1000Research could be the perfect home for your research:

1) Rapid publication

The unique F1000Research publishing model allows for rapid publication. You could see your article published online in a fully citable format in just 14 days. For fast-moving fields of study, the time between submission and publication can be even shorter, with COVID-19 research currently prioritized above other content so it can publish more rapidly. So, you can get your research to the people who need it, quickly, and your research can start making a difference.

2) Openness and transparency 

All content published on F1000Research is fully open access, including source data. Its open data policy means that all articles should include citations to repositories that host the data underlying the results, together with details of any software used to process results. The peer review process is also transparent. Here’s how it works:

F1000 publishing model workflow

Reviewer names and their reports are openly accessible and published alongside the article. Unlike other types of peer review, this means readers – not just the author – can benefit from the valuable feedback provided in reviewer reports.

3) Submit a wide range of article types 

Alongside traditional research articles, you can submit a wide range of other article types to F1000Research, including:

By publishing a range of formats, F1000Research helps you get recognition for work beyond the traditional research article.

4) Publish alternative research outputs 

F1000Research also provides a permanent location for research-related outputs that don’t undergo peer review, including posters and slide decks, policy documents, and technical reports.

Posters, slide decks and documents can only be submitted via F1000Research Gateways. Each Gateway has its own eligibility criteria which you should check before submission.

5) Indexing in leading databases 

Articles passing peer review benefit from indexing in a range of leading databases, including Scopus and PubMed, as well as appearing in Google Scholar. This increases the visibility and impact of articles, ensuring others can find them through scholarly platforms and networks.

6) Versioning: an easy way to keep your articles up to date

The F1000Research versioning system allows you to keep your articles up to date by publishing new versions sharing the latest developments in your work. Versions are all individually citable and clearly linked, making it easy for readers to navigate and cite the version they want.

How to submit to F1000Research

Read guidelines on how to prepare and submit your research, including information on author eligibility and article processing charges. Articles are published as rapidly as possible after passing some initial pre-publication checks.

Software tool articles and data notes

If you’ve already published your article on F1000Research or elsewhere, you can still publish articles specifically on the software and data to build on the story of your research. Software tool articles and data notes on F1000Research can help you boost the transparency and replicability of your work, as well as get credit for these valuable research outputs.

For rapid, open publication on F1000Research, submit your article now

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