Publish your ICFP research with Gates Open Research

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is collaborating with the International Conference on Family Planning to provide a free, open access publishing venue for all ICFP presenters, regardless of funding, to publish related ICFP research.

Hosted on a dedicated Gateway on Gates Open Research, all papers are underpinned by the innovative Gates Open Research publishing model.

What is Gates Open Research?

Gates Open Research is an open research publishing Platform for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grantees. Researchers can publish any results they think are worth sharing, from traditional Research Articles to data and software tool information.

The Platform offers rapid publication, transparent peer review, comprehensive in-house editorial guidance, and indexation in databases such as PubMed and Scopus.

Why should I publish my ICFP research with Gates Open Research?

All research is published freely and openly, including any data used within research, to ensure maximum transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration

Peer review is conducted post-publication to ensure new research findings can be shared without delay

Peer review is conducted openly, including reviewer names, institutions, and comments, to ensure full transparency and enable others to build upon expert guidance

Authors, not editors, choose what they would like to publish, and authors lead the peer review process

All research outputs can be published, from traditional Research Articles to software and data information, and all results are welcomed, including negative or null results and reanalyses of previous studies with new results 

Free English language editing for ICFP research

We are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative to fund English language editing for papers that are accepted for publication on the ICFP Gateway.

Using experts in subject-relevant editing to ensure papers meet international standards of scholarly English and are free of grammatical, spelling, and other common language errors, the editing service will be facilitated by the Gates Open Research editorial team as part of the publication process.

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Have questions?

Get in touch with our in-house editorial team who will be happy to support you with any questions you might have.

Get your article ready to publish

Review the steps you need to take to publish your ICFP research with Gates Open Research for smooth publication journey.

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Ready to submit your ICFP research?

Once you’ve reviewed the publication checklist and have your article ready for publishing, fill out the dedicated ICFP Gateway submission form via the link below.

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