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1 F1000PRIME: INTERNATIONAL EXPERT OPINION AND WHY RESEARCHERS NEED IT. Kieran Campbell Account Manager Faculty of 1000

2 FACULTY OF 1000 Subscription Review ServicesOpen Access Services F1000 is the publisher of 4 key services for life scientists and clinicians:

3 INTRODUCTION Current issues in life science publishing F1000’s alternative What F1000 can offer researchers

4 INCREASING INFORMATION OVERLOAD PubMed articles - information overload! Data adapted from

5 USER OPINION The mass of literature is overwhelming and a systematic tool that organizes and evaluates it authoritatively like F1000Prime is just what we need. Stan Falkow Stanford University, CA, USA Former President of the American Society for Microbiology

6 FINDING MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLES How do researchers find the best articles?

7 CURRENT OPTIONS CITATIONS (OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS) JOURNAL IMPACT FACTORS EIGEN FACTOR A TRUSTED COLLEAGUE

8 JOURNAL IMPACT FACTOR Only tells researchers the most cited Journals Has a delay of up to 2 years It doesn’t direct researchers to the best papers It is open to manipulation. Does not prioritise original research papers over review papers

9 The world’s only comprehensive and independent EXPERT guide to the best articles in biology and medicine

10 PICKING THE BEST PAPERS Our Faculty includes over 5000 the world’s top scientists and clinical researchers and ~5000 Associates Who select, rate and comment on only the most interesting and important research articles Deliver short plain English recommendations written by an international faculty for a global readership Expert human qualitative recommendation of individual papers

11 USER OPINION "I must say that this is an enormously exciting service. It's like having an entire auditorium full of the best people in the world all sitting in on your weekly journals club!“ David A. Galbraith Head of Science Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Canada

12 WHO IS USING F1000PRIME F1000Prime users are:  Researchers  Clinicians  Professors  Funding bodies Our subscribers include: MIT, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Max Planck Institutes, CNRS, INSERM, Stanford, Shanghai Jiao Tong University etc.

13 WHY DOES OUR OPINION MATTER? The calibre of our international advisory board to our Peer nominated Faculty who are leaders in their fields and include:  7 Nobel Prize winners  Over 100 Fellows of The Royal Society  8 Lasker Prize winners  Over 146 members of the National Academy of Sciences  104 Members of the Institute of Medicine

14 F1000 INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

15 WHAT DOES F1000PRIME DO? Identify the most important papers from any journal Include expert comments explaining why an article is important Assign one of three positive ratings:  Exceptional (3 stars), Very Good (2 stars) or Good (1 star) Add relevant classifications (e.g. Novel drug target, Review etc.) `

16 SAMPLE RECOMMENDATION

17 WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT F1000PRIME? The thing that’s missing from a lot of publications is the role of an interpreter who is an expert in the field. F1000Prime provides this missing link through the voices of its broad and diverse faculty. Edward Benz President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA, USA

18 HOW IS F1000 ORGANIZED? Faculty Section Topic 32 Faculties Each With 2-4 Heads of Faculty 5-14 Sections per Faculty each with 2-4 Section Heads Over 200 sections with circa 5,000 Faculty Members and 5,000 AFMs

19 ONE OF OUR FACULTIES 8

20 FACTS ABOUT F1000PRIME 135,000+ recommendations published since launch in 2002 Updated continuously; 15,000-20,000 new recommendations per year Over 3,700 journals represented (not limited to those in PubMed)

21 HOW TO MAKE F1000PRIME WORK FOR YOU

22 USER OPINION I find F1000Prime useful for three main reasons: identifying key papers in areas outside my own; highlighting papers in journals that I don’t normally read; providing confirmation by an expert of a paper I have read Martin Raff University College London, UK Fellow Royal Society Author ‘Molecular Biology of the Cell’

23 SUMMARY: F1000PRIME F1000Prime provides an essential second opinion from world renowned experts, keeping users up-to-date with the ever-increasing mountain of literature through expert selection and recommendation.

24 Kieran Campbell Faculty of 1000


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