F1000Research is a far-reaching alternative Open Access journal in biology and medicine.
F1000Research challenges traditional scholarly publishing models by defining new standards for:
Speed: Immediate publication following a rapid internal review. F1000Research eliminates the typical delay of months or even years between the submission of an article and its final publication.
Peer Review: Fast, formal, and completely open peer review post publication. Peer review at F1000Research brings refereeing out from under the covers and, by publishing reviewers' comments and advice, encourages fairness and objectivity. Referees are asked to provide a referee status for the article ("Approved", "Approved with Reservations" or "Not Approved") and to provide comments to support their views.
Data Publication: F1000Research promotes publication, refereeing and sharing of full datasets to encourage collaboration and accelerate scientific discovery. Data articles are citable and authors are credited when data are reused.
Publishing Good Science: We support the publication of all sound research, including work that can be hard to publish in traditional journals, such as:
- Data articles (datasets + protocols, without analyses or conclusions)
- Negative/null findings
- Replication or refutation articles
- Case reports
- Small findings
- Research protocols
- Clinical method articles
Citation and Indexing
All articles include three supplementary elements, in square brackets, placed immediately after the article title to handle the complexities of citing articles that are in an evolving state of refereeing and may have more than one version:
- Article version number;
- Details of the referee status, i.e. number of "Approved", "Approved with Reservations" and "Not Approved" referee reviews;
- A shortened hyperlink to a page that shows the current referee status of the article.
Once an article has received two 'Approved' statuses from the referees, or one 'Approved' status and two 'Approved with Reservations' statuses, the article will be indexed (in PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase and others) and the article citation will be amended accordingly. If an article receives only negative reviews, such articles will be removed from the default search on the site and will not be indexed.
For enquiries about our institutional discounted packages for Article Processing Charges, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have in place a CrossMark policy, which includes our policy on article retraction, removal, replacement and withdrawal.
Additionally, we provide our referees with guidance on what kind of disclosures to include as Competing Interests.