F1000Research is an original open access journal for life scientists, offering immediate publication, transparent peer review (post-publication) and full data deposition and sharing. All scientifically sound articles are accepted, including single findings, case reports, protocols, replications, null/negative results and more traditional articles. F1000Research has a prestigious international Advisory Panel of more than 200 of the most eminent names in biology and medicine, and over 1,100 expert Editorial Board members.
KEY FEATURES OF F1000RESEARCH Publication within a week Post-publication peer review Transparent peer review All data included Accepts non-traditional article types
THE PUBLICATION PROCESS Most journals publish papers after they pass peer review. The peer review process can take months – sometimes years. After rejection, start over again with another journal. This delays publication.
PUBLICATION DELAY IS A PROBLEM Can be scooped during review process No recent published work to show for funding applications Lab members leave during revision process, and paper may never be published if the project is abandoned. Slows down research progress Frustrating...
THE PUBLICATION PROCESS F1000Research articles are published online after an in-house pre-refereeing check, on average, within 6 working days. Peer review and revisions are carried out publicly. Articles with sufficient positive referee reports are indexed in PubMed.
REFEREE REPORTS ARE PUBLIC All referee names are visible. Referee reports and other comments are visible to anyone.
VERSIONS Different versions of the article are tracked
REFEREE SCORES Approved Approved with reservations Not approved
INDEXED PAPERS Articles with sufficient positive evaluations are indexed in PubMed, Scopus, and Embase. or Minimal requirements for indexing
CITING F1000RESEARCH PAPERS Citations to F1000Research papers point to a particular version. Example citation: Spence J, Titov N, Johnston L et al. (2013) Internet-delivered eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (iEMDR): an open trial [v2; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/zr] F1000Research 2013, 2:79 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-79.v2)http://f1000r.es/zr If a paper has been updated since it was cited, and readers land on an outdated version of an article, a pop-up message on the article page makes readers aware that there is a newer version:
WHY SHARE YOUR DATA? Reproduction/validation of research Testing additional hypotheses Teaching Integration with other data sets Increase efficiency, drive new knowledge discovery Funder requirement Academic credit
REPRODUCIBLE RESEARCH [W]e evaluated the replication of data analyses in 18 articles on microarray-based gene expression profiling published in Nature Genetics in 2005–2006...We reproduced two analyses in principle and six partially or with some discrepancies; ten could not be reproduced. The main reason for failure to reproduce was data unavailability. Ioannidis, J. P. A. et al. Repeatability of published microarray gene expression analyses. Nature Genetics 41, 149–55 (2009)
F1000RESEARCH REQUIRES ALL DATA TO BE INCLUDED Reports of findings of new research are always accompanied by the complete dataset on which they are based, provided in a form enabling confirmation or reuse of the data by other researchers. -from http://f1000research.com
ARTICLE TYPES ACCEPTED BY F1000RESEARCH Research Articles Original findings in biology and medicine Null/negative findings and replication/refutation findings are also encouraged. Data Articles A dataset (or set of datasets) together with the associated methods/protocol Case Reports Method Articles Articles from a Poster Short Research Articles Correspondence Commentaries / Opinion Reviews / Systematic Reviews
ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES Article type Detailed article type APC Case ReportCase reportUS $250 Short Article single-result articles / data articles / articles based on posters / correspondence / commentaries US $500 All other articles includes research articles / methods articles / protocols / opinions / reviews incl. systematic reviews US $1000 Regular Discounts 50% discount on APCs for referees (within 12 months after refereeing) 10% discount for subscribers (personal or via institute) to F1000Prime HINARI/AGORA waivers for low-income countries
F1000RESEARCH BLOG http://blog.f1000research.com News from the journal Discussions about open access, open science, and peer review Interviews
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F1000POSTERS F1000Posters (http://f1000.com/posters) is a unique open access repository for posters and slide presentations in biology and medicine. This permanent, structured environment keeps researchers work visible long after a meeting has ended and maximizes the return on the time, effort and money invested in creating each presentation.http://f1000.com/posters Free to access and free to deposit Visibility for your research beyond scientific meetings Enables peers to provide feedback on early work Poster publication supported by many leading journals and publishers including Nature, PNAS, Elsevier, BMJ, Lancet, PLOS, BioMed Central, SAGE and others. See: http://f1000.com/posters/journalresponses http://f1000.com/posters/journalresponses
F1000PRIME F1000Prime (http://f1000.com/prime) is an in-depth directory of top articles in biology and medicine, as recommended by a Faculty of over 5,000 expert scientists and clinical researchers, assisted by 5,000 associates.http://f1000.com/prime Covers over 40 disciplines and more than 3,500 journals. Articles are rated and expert commentaries explain their importance. Over 140,000 recommendations (as of June 2013) On average, 1,500 new recommendations are contributed by the Faculty each month. Subscription service (via institute or personal subscription)
F1000TRIALS F1000Trials (http://f1000.com/f1000trials/) identifies all the clinical trials and systematic reviews published in over 200 general medical and specialist journals. Faculty Members evaluate all trials within days of publication, rating and recommending studies of particular significance.http://f1000.com/f1000trials/ Complete listing of randomized controlled trials, early phase studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses Faculty Members review and provide commentary on trial articles Most important studies assigned an F1000Prime star rating Threaded publication trail links all studies about a particular trial using its unique trial identifier Launching 2013
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