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F1000Research: Rapid dissemination of research when it’s needed most

F1000Research facilitates the rapid and transparent sharing of research by providing fast, open publication alongside access to any underlying data, software code and resources. All research articles are reviewed post publication, with expert peer review reports freely available.

F1000Research is particularly suited to fast-paced areas of research such as infectious diseases research and epidemiology, where immediate access to robust and rigorous science is essential for informing clinical and public health responses in real time.

F1000Research has set up a dedicated section within the Disease Outbreaks Gateway for the publication of COVID-19 related research. We welcome all types of publications related to coronavirus, including but not limited to: clinical trials, clinical case reports, epidemiological modelling, transmission dynamics, collaboratively written policies, protocols, and any other information that needs to be shared rapidly.

Articles published on F1000Research are subject to our Article Processing Charges. For COVID-19 research there is no charge to publish posters, slides and research-related outputs that do not require peer review.

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Introducing the Disease Outbreaks Gateway

The Disease Outbreaks Gateway supports the rapid sharing of all outputs related to global disease outbreaks, ensuring the latest research on endemics, epidemics and pandemics is immediately available for others to consult and use.

Browse the Gateway

Research on any aspect of epidemiology or infectious disease outbreaks is welcome in this Gateway, including but not limited to:

  • Epidemiological modelling
  • Disease transmission
  • Pathogen genetics and genomics
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Immune defense mechanisms
  • Guidelines on protective equipment
  • Clinical case reports

For easy navigation and article discovery, the Gateway has dedicated areas curating the latest research on Coronavirus, Ebola Virus, Arbovirus, and Influenza.

5 reasons to publish on F1000Research

1. Rapid publication

Our rapid publication model helps your research make an impact sooner. See your article published in a matter of days, fully citable, and ready for peer review.

2. Wide range of research outputs

At F1000Research, we really hate research waste. That's why we support the publication of Study Protocols (as Registered Reports as required), Data Notes, Software Tool Articles and Case Studies, alongside Systematic Reviews and Research Articles. We welcome both confirmatory and negative results, as well as null studies. 

3. Interactive figures

Via or an iFrame on F1000Research, you can include interactive data tables and figures to support longitudinal time series and quantitative data, providing a quick, easy and cost-effective way to provide updates. These interactive figures can bring your research to life, allowing your readers to visualize the results and dig into the data for themselves.

4. Article versioning

Our versioned publication system means that updates to studies can be made easily and quickly, without the need to publish a new paper. Versions are linked and are individually citable, and older versions will display a clear notification that a new version has been uploaded so that readers are always kept up to date with the latest developments in your work.

5. Alternative research outputs

We also publish research-related outputs that do not require peer review, such as policy documents, guidelines, and technical reports that can guide healthcare and disease management  practitioners during global health emergencies. We also publish posters and slide decks.

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About F1000Research

F1000Research is a fully open access publishing platform, offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent post-publication peer review, and editorial guidance on making source data openly available.

F1000Research advocates for transparency and reproducibility in research, and our unique publishing model supports this at every stage.

Articles can be published in as few as 14 days, with post-publication peer review creating an open dialogue between authors and their research community. This generates feedback which can be used to improve the article and develop the author's skills.

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COVID-19 on F1000Research

A selection of our latest published research

Appearance and management of COVID-19 laryngo-tracheitis: two case reports [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]

C Oliver, M Campbell, O Dulan, N Hamilton, M Birchall

The coronavirus pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on intensive care systems across the globe, so it is crucial for medical practitioners to have a strong understanding of the processes for delayed tracheal extubation. This Clinical Practice Article describes two patients whose extubation and discharge were delayed due to florid COVID-19-related laryngo-tracheitis causing upper airway obstruction.

A review of open source ventilators for COVID-19 and future pandemics [version 2; peer review: 3 approved]

J Pearce

Ventilators are currently in critically short supply, meaning COVID-19 patients across the globe are dying due to a lack of access to this essential equipment. This article conducts a review of the literature to find existing open source, vetted designs for ventilator systems. Pearce finds that future work is urgently required for open source ventilators to be considered as scientific-grade equipment, with further work needed to reach medical-grade hardware.


COVID-19: Strategies for Engaging Remote Learners in Medical Education

Z Zayapragassarazan

This document proposes a range of strategies for ensuring higher levels of online student engagement in medical education. These strategies include use of smart tools and software, e-learning circles, and virtual mentoring, to keep students engaged in their courses.

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Strengthening the core health research capacity of national health systems helps build country resilience to epidemics: a cross-sectional survey [version 2; peer review: 4 approved]

R Zachariah, D Maher, A Aseffa, M Vahedi, P Launois, M Khogali, G Aslanyan, J Reeder

This Brief Report assesses whether those trained through various TDR training schemes were involved in the COVID-19 response, and in which areas of the emergency response they were applying their skills. Y Avong, one of the paper’s reviewers, says the article “profoundly presents what the World Health Organization has been stressing on the need to develop research capacity at the supply side of healthcare”.

SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in India: epidemiological features and in silico analysis of the effect of interventions [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]

A Mazumder, M Arora, V Bharadiya, P Berry, M Agarwal, P Behera, H Shewade, A Lohiya, M Gupta, A Rao, G Parameswaran

This Research Article examines the age, gender distribution, and mortality among COVID-19 patients in India, aiming to predict the contact rate and number of infections after 40 days of lockdown. The study examines 1,161 Indian COVID-19 patients, with a median age of 38 years, finding 20-39 year old males to be the most affected group. Using a susceptible-infected-removed (SIR) model for in silico predictions, the study estimates up to 220,675 infected people after 40 days of lockdown.

Slides & Posters

Scientists as a Trusted Source for Communicating COVID-19 Information

A Bankston

This slide deck explores how scientists could better engage with policymakers and the general public, and makes recommendations for ensuring scientists are perceived as a trusted source of COVID-19 research and information. This includes practical suggestions on how the research community can push back on misinformation and poor scientific journalism during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Rapid Review Initiative

F1000Research is working with other scholarly publishers to maximize peer review efficiency, ensuring that crucial COVID-19 research is reviewed and published quickly and openly. In this blog, Michael Markie encourages those with the right expertise to sign up to the rapid reviewer list.
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