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Genome Note: The Latest Article Addition to F1000Research

In fast-changing world of genomic research, F1000Research introduces the Genome Note, the latest addition to the number of varied article types published on the platform. This innovate article type allows authors to maximise the potential of their genomics research by publishing a brief description of their genome sequence, improving discoverability and citation.

Genome Notes are brief descriptions of genome sequences that promote the potential reuse of sequences and include details of why and how the genomes were sequenced; they do not include any analyses or conclusions. Genome Notes submitted to the platform should support the FAIR Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). All Genome Notes will be hosted in the new Genome Sequencing gateway on F1000Research.

Maximising the potential of your genetics research

The rapid publication and open peer review model of F1000Research allows the Genome Notes to be published and shared as quickly as possible. This makes the data available for other researchers to use and replicate the methods, enabling the sequences to be discoverable, useable and reproducible.

Genome Notes cover the essential methodologies and biological information of the sequences. So, authors must describe the origin of the specimen that was used for sequencing; detail the methods used to extract and sequence the genetic material; and relay the bioinformatic processes that were used to assemble and fine-tune the genome sequence. Authors can also include descriptive statistics and figures, which helps demonstrate the quality and accuracy of the sequences. Where applicable, authors should cite and summarise any previous publications that use the sequences presented.

Another benefit of Genome Notes is that they provide citable credit for all involved in the sequencing, assembling and annotating genomes, ensuring that everyone’s contributions to the generation and output of sequencing research are recognised.

A Genome Note may be linked to any subsequent Research Articles reporting on the analysis of the published sequence, as well as the results and conclusions. Most of the major biomedical journals and publishers have confirmed that a dataset published in F1000Research would not undermine the novelty and value of a Research Article that made use of the published dataset. Find out more here.

Preparing a Genome Note

All the information you need to know around publishing a Genome Note, including a template to guide you all the key sections that must be present in the article, can be found on the article guidelines page.

Genome Sequencing gateway

This gateway highlights all genome sequences published on F1000Research and is a venue where genome data of all organisms (including animal, plant, fungus, bacterium, archaea, protist and virus) can be shared quickly and easily to help maximise impact in the community.

Please get in touch if you have questions and start submitting to the Genome Sequencing gateway.