INTRODUCTION TO F1000RESEARCH
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OVERVIEW
• What is F1000Research?
• Transparent post-publication peer review
• Data sharing and publication
• Article types and article collections
• General information
• Other services from F1000
WHAT IS F1000RESEARCH?
WHAT IS F1000RESEARCH?
•F1000Research is an Open Science publishing platform for life scientists, offering
immediate publication and transparent refereeing, avoiding editorial bias and
ensuring the inclusion of all source data.
•F1000Research has a prestigious international Advisory Board of more than 1300 of
the most eminent names in biology and medicine.
KEY FEATURES OF F1000RESEARCH
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Immediate publication
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Transparent refereeing
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No editorial bias
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Data included
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Indexed in PubMed
WHAT OUR AUTHORS ARE SAYING
TRANSPARENT POST-PUBLICATION PEER REVIEW
THE PUBLICATION PROCESS
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Most journals publish articles 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
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Can be scooped during review process
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No recent published work to show for funding applications
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Lab members leave during revision process, and paper may never be
published if the project is abandoned.
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Slows down research progress
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Frustrating...
THE PUBLICATION PROCESS
• F1000Research articles are published online after an in-house pre-refereeing
check, on average, within 7 days.
• Peer review and revisions are carried out publicly.
• Invited referees judge whether the work is scientifically sound.
• Articles with sufficient positive referee reports are indexed in PubMed.
REFEREE REPORTS ARE PUBLIC
Referee names are visible.
Referee reports and
author comments are
visible to anyone.
View count shows how many people
read the referee report
Referee reports are citable with a DOI.
BENEFITS OF TRANSPARENT REVIEW
• Visible discussion between referees and authors puts article in context.
• Referees can’t hide behind anonymity.
• Referees can take credit for their hard work and demonstrate
experience as a reviewer.
• Studies suggest open refereeing improves quality of review.
– (See e.g. http://f1000.com/posters/browse/summary/1094564 for
supporting evidence)
VERSIONS
Different versions of the
article are tracked
REFEREE SCORES
Approved
Approved with reservations
Not approved
INDEXED ARTICLES
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Articles with sufficient positive evaluations are indexed in PubMed,
Scopus, and Embase.
or
Minimal requirements for indexing
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Articles that haven’t yet reached this threshold can always be
revised and re-reviewed.
CITING F1000RESEARCH ARTICLES
– Citations to F1000Research articles 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)
– If an article has been updated since it was cited, and readers land on an outdated
version, a pop-up message on the article page makes readers aware that there is a
newer version available:
TYPES OF AMENDMENTS
Authors of an F1000Research article can always update their article, even after it
has been indexed. Each version will be sent out to referees for peer review, and
all versions of a paper are linked to each other.
Amended papers have one of two possible labels:
Authors responded to referee or
community feedback and amended their
article resulting in a new version.
Authors updated the article following
minor developments.(For example, papers
about software can be updated when the
software itself is updated.)
DATA SHARING AND PUBLICATION
DATA SHARING IMPROVES REPRODUCIBILITY OF 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)
WHY SHARE YOUR DATA?
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Reproduction/validation of research
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Getting priority on the data (prove that you found it first)
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Testing additional hypotheses
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Teaching
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Integration with other data sets
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Increase efficiency, drive new knowledge discovery
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Funder requirement
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Academic credit
F1000RESEARCH REQUIRES ALL DATA TO BE INCLUDED
All research articles published by F1000Research are
accompanied by the data on which the reported results are
based.
“We’re not isolated. You work with everybody’s data, and
that’s why you publish it: So you can make the results of
your lab available to other people, so they can build on
your studies.”
Suzanne Scarlata – Stony Brook University
FULL DATA INTEGRATION WITH RESEARCH ARTICLES
FULL DATA INTEGRATION WITH RESEARCH ARTICLES
Data sets within article
are citable and
downloadable.
ARTICLE TYPES AND ARTICLE COLLECTIONS
ARTICLE TYPES ACCEPTED BY F1000RESEARCH
• Research Articles
• Incl. Null/negative findings and replication/refutation findings
• Data Notes
• A dataset (or set of datasets) together with the associated
methods/protocol
• Case Reports
• Method Articles
• Clinical Practice Articles
• Software Tools
• Observation Articles
• Research Notes
• Correspondence
• Opinion Articles
• Study Protocols
• Reviews
• Systematic Reviews
ARTICLE COLLECTIONS
An F1000Research Article Collection relates to a specific community, institution,
academic society or conference and can be personalized for the relevant community
it serves, and cited as a whole.
Article collections can be continuously updated.
GENERAL INFORMATION
ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES
Article type
APC
Data Notes; Case Reports;
Correspondence
US $250
Clinical Practice Articles; Software
Tools; Observation Articles; Opinion
Articles; Research Notes
US $500
Research Articles; Method Articles;
Study Protocols; Reviews; Systematic
Reviews
US $1000
Regular Discounts
• 50% discount on APCs for
referees (within 12 months
after refereeing)
• 20% discount for articles that
are part of an Article
Collection
• 10% discount for subscribers
(personal or via institute) to
F1000Prime
• Institutional agreements
available
• HINARI/AGORA waivers for
low-income countries
WHY PUBLISH WITH F1000RESEARCH?
• Immediate publication
F1000Research uses an author-led process, publishing all scientific
research within a few days. Open, invited peer review is conducted after
publication, focusing on scientific soundness rather than novelty or
impact.
• Transparent refereeing
Signed referee reports and author responses are published alongside each
article.
• No editorial bias
F1000Research encourages the publication of all findings, including
null/negative results, small findings, case reports, data notes and
observation articles.
• Data included
All research articles are accompanied by the data on which the reported
results are based.
F1000RESEARCH BLOG
• http://blog.f1000research.com
• News from the journal
• Discussions about open access,
open science, and peer review
• Interviews with scientists
FOLLOW F1000RESEARCH
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http://google.com/+F1000Research
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4267793
http://youtube.com/F1000Research
F1000 SPECIALISTS
F1000 Specialists - a global network of science communication
enthusiasts helping to develop innovative publishing tools and
educate life science researchers about novel tools from F1000.
To find out more and to apply visit http://f1000.com/specialists
OTHER SERVICES FROM F1000
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.
• Free to access and free to deposit
• Visibility for your research beyond scientific meetings
• Enables peers to provide feedback on early work
• The majority of leading publishers do not consider posters
deposited in F1000Posters to be prior publication, so you can
still publish the work as a paper. See:
http://f1000.com/posters/journalresponses
F1000PRIME
• F1000Prime (http://f1000.com/prime) is a literature discovery
service highlighting the best research articles in biology and
medicine.
• Our Faculty of over 6,000 expert scientists and clinical researchers,
assisted by their associates, recommend the top articles in over 40
disciplines
• Articles are rated and expert commentaries explain their
importance.
• On average, 1,500 new recommendations are contributed by the
Faculty each month.
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