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12th October 2021

F1000Research is now open to all disciplines


Open research publisher F1000, is delighted to announce that it has now extended its trailblazing publishing offering on its own publishing platform, F1000Research, into all subject disciplines, with the latest addition of Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering completing the line-up.

Launched in 2013, F1000Research pioneered the ‘post publication, open peer review’ open research model, initially piloting this novel way of publishing with scholars from across life science and medicine, due to their greater appetite for Open practices at that time. As confidence, opinion and adoption of open research grew, so did F1000Research’s reach into other disciplines such as the Natural Sciences, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences. Completing the set are Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE), which have launched today.

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director of F1000 said:

“The vision behind F1000 has always been to develop approaches to scholarly publishing that better support the needs of today in communicating new findings. We started our quest within the fields of Life Sciences and Medicine but have long been keen to apply similar thinking and the benefits open research brings to all research disciplines. By listening and responding to the needs of the community, as well as learning from our external partners and our colleagues at Taylor & Francis who bring strengths in knowledge across the disciplines, we are delighted to now expand F1000Research’s reach into the Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering. We are excited to be able to extend our tools and services to facilitate and support this enhanced knowledge sharing across the disciplines to help keep the authors and the research community at the centre of the research and dissemination process.”

In recognition of the different needs that the HSS and PSE communities have in conducting and publishing their research, we recently launched two new article types on F1000Research: Policy Briefs and Case Studies. These new article formats expand on F1000Research’s already impressive range of research outputs on offer, such as data notes, method articles and software tools. Researchers are also able to publish other outputs that may not warrant full peer review, but that are still important and valuable outputs of their research such as technical reports, whitepapers, training materials, conference slide sets, etc to support citation, recognition and credit for those outputs and to ultimately aid reproducibility.

Guillaume Wright, Publisher PSE at F1000 said: “We’re delighted that F1000Research is now a genuine partner for those working across the physical sciences and engineering scholarly communities, helping to shape the future of open research by supporting their aspirations to make their work as accessible, reproducible and transparent as possible. We’re excited to collaborate with those who share our vision to drive a real shift towards open research, benefitting not just those academics who choose to take advantage of our innovative, high-quality and rapid publishing model, but also benefitting society and the broader research community in the process.”

Gearoid O Faolean, Publisher HSS at F1000 said: “F1000Research’s drive to work with and support scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences is a fantastic step forward for researchers in this area. The speed, transparency and accessibility that we offer on our publishing platform will enable those researchers to publish all of their research outputs as openly and rapidly as possible in a high-quality venue. While the concepts of open peer review and open data may be novel to some scholars in these areas, I look forward to seeing how the researchers will engage with and benefit from such practises.”

Visit F1000Research to browse through the latest research published across all disciplines: https://f1000research.com/