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Article Processing Charges
Below are the Article Processing Charges (APCs) for F1000Research.*
Article Type Charge
Research Articles, Method Articles, Study Protocols, Reviews, Systematic Reviews US $1000
Software Tool Articles, Research Notes, Antibody Validation Articles, Observation Articles, Opinion Articles, Clinical Practice Articles US $500
Data Notes, Case Reports, Correspondence US $250 #
* UK customers will also be subject to pay VAT on these fees.
These fees include up to 1 GB of data.
# The fee includes up to 10 MB of data; for up to 1 GB of data, we will need to charge an additional US $100 to cover the storage costs.
The criteria for different article types are outlined in our article guidelines.
In all cases, we can handle much larger datasets but we will need to charge extra to cover the storage costs involved; contact us to discuss your requirements and the options available.
Pre-pay membership packages are also available for institutions which include various levels of discount on the individual article fees listed above – for enquiries, please contact
After any discounts or waivers are taken into account (see below), charges are payable once the article has been accepted for publishing (i.e. following successful completion of our pre-publication checks).
Revised and Update articles
Authors can publish one or more new versions of a published article at no extra charge. A revised version is usually published in response to points raised during the peer-review process; an update is a new version that reflects small developments in the research since publication.
Discounts and waivers
Articles submitted as part of an F1000Research channel will receive a 20% discount.
Articles that we consider suitable for the scope of the subject area “Publishing, Education and Communication” will receive a 100% waiver in 2015.
The following discounts will be given if one of the authors on the article falls into one of these groups:
F1000Research referees: 50% discount on any article submitted within the ensuing 12 months.
F1000Research Advisory Board members: 50% discount.
F1000 Faculty Members: up to 50%, depending on role.
F1000Posters depositors will receive a 50% discount.
Discounts cannot be combined to cover the fee for a single article. If authors on an article are eligible for various individual discounts, the largest discount is applied.
We will also consider individual full or partial waiver requests on a case-by-case basis in situations where there is a lack of funds. Additionally, we adhere to HINARI/AGORA to give full or partial waivers to authors from low-income countries.
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