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An innovative approach to publishing Materials Science Research

An introduction to the new Materials Open Research publishing platform

The Materials Open Research platform has now launched! Please visit Materials Open Research to find out how you can submit your research.

What’s happening?

Taylor & Francis is launching an exciting new Materials Open Research publishing platform, utilizing its open research publishing arm, F1000. The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) will join the platform as the first affiliate partner with their own research gateway, extending the pre-existing publishing partnership between IOM3 and Taylor & Francis. This platform enables IOM3 and future affiliate partners in the Materials Science field to be the first adopters of a more open and transparent approach to publishing Materials Science research.  

As well as research articles, Materials Open Research will feature a variety of article types including method articles, study protocols, software tools, systematic reviews, data notes, brief reports, and opinion articles. The platform will also provide the option to publish non-peer reviewed materials including technical reports, training materials, posters, slides, and other documents.

Bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest developments for Materials Open Research, which is planned to be open for submissions in November 2021. We look forward to receiving your submissions!


Overview of the publishing model

F1000’s trailblazing technology enables authors within the Materials Science community to rapidly and openly publish all of their research outputs. All articles benefit from invited, transparent, post-publication peer review and editorial guidance on making all source data openly available.

F1000 endorses the FAIR Data Principles so authors will be able to share their underlying data, further accelerating the pace of discovery, providing credit and recognition for authors, and improving public trust in research.

Learn more about the publishing model.

What are the benefits?

The new Materials Open Research platform has several benefits and enhancements for authors, including a streamlined submission process, rapid publication, a great variety of article types, article versioning and the additional input of F1000’s expert in-house editorial team. This support, alongside innovative F1000 technology, will make the publication process faster and more transparent for authors.

Materials Open Research provides the opportunity for researchers at any stage of their career, who are keen on a more open research culture, to both publish and review research. The platform also provides support for early career researchers through recognizing more of their research output and providing greater reach via the wide diversity of article types. It also supports the ability to co-review articles with colleagues.

Who is eligible to publish on this platform?

All researchers working in Materials Science. Submissions from IOM3 members will be eligible for inclusion in the IOM3 gateway within the platform.  

Become an affiliate partner of Materials Open Research

With the support of our first partner, IOM3, and future affiliate partners, Materials Open Research seeks to be a leading publication hub within the interdisciplinary field of Materials Science. Get in touch to learn more about how your Materials Science society or organization can become an affiliate partner of the platform and how it could benefit you and your members.

About IOM3

IOM3 is one of the leading global professional membership bodies for those either studying, working or interested in the science, engineering and technology relating to materials and natural resources, and the processes involved in their exploration, extraction, processing, forming, application, recycling, reuse and repurposing. For more information, visit the IOM3 website.

About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. We are one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly content spanning all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine. From our network of offices around the world, Taylor & Francis Group professionals provide expertise and support for Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press, F1000 and Dovepress products and services. For more information, visit the Taylor & Francis Group website.

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