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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.

Research on any aspect of epidemiology or infectious disease outbreaks is welcome 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
  • In silico, in vitro and in vivo candidate therapeutics studies

Articles published on F1000Research are subject to our Article Processing Charges. 

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Instructions for authors

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Why publish on F1000Research

1. Rapid publication

Our rapid publication model offers an innovative alternative to traditional journals publishing, where long delays between submission and publication are expected. On F1000Research, your article could be published online, peer-review ready and in a fully citable format, in as few as 14 days, so your research can make an impact sooner


2. Maximize the impact of your work with Open Access

With fully open publication as standard on F1000Research, anyone can read, cite, and use your work – including policymakers, practitioners, and fellow researchers. Alongside open publication of the article itself, F1000Research also advocates a rigorous Open Data policy so that others can replicate your study, reproduce the original findings, or reuse the data to support their own work.


3. Support transparency and reproducibility

The F1000Research publication model puts transparency and reproducibility at the heart of what we do. Our platform facilitates transparent sharing of research by publishing all articles openly, alongside access to any underlying data, software, code, and other resources – even the peer review reports. This focus on transparent, reproducible research supports the credibility and rigor of your published work.


4.  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 Reports, alongside Systematic Reviews and Research Articles. We welcome both confirmatory and negative results, as well as null studies.


5.  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.


6. Increase the visibility of your research

Once your article has passed peer review, inclusion in Scopus, PubMed, Google Scholar and other major indexers will help it reach more readers. On F1000Research, your article is supported by machine-readable metadata to boost discoverability

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Open data on F1000Research | Policies and principles

F1000Research advocates an Open Data Policy. Others need access to the original, raw data to be able to replicate a given study, reproduce the original findings, or reuse the data to support their own research. Therefore, all articles on the F1000Research platform should include citations to repositories that host the data underlying the results, together with details of the software tools used to process these. Of course, there may be exceptional cases where openly sharing research data is not feasible – for example, due to ethical, data protection, or confidentiality reasons. You can find out more in our Data Guidelines.

Alongside our Open Data policy, F1000Research endorses the FAIR Data Principles which aim to make research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable; together these provide a framework to promote the broadest possible reuse of scientific data.

Want more information? Head to our Open Data Hub now for detailed guidance on sharing your data, or explore a range of STEM-specific resources here.

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Learn more about how to make your data Finable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable, with our quick guide for researchers.
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Sensitive Data Guide

We know that many researchers have questions and concerns around sharing sensitive data. You can find all the answers in our handy guide.
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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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