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F1000Research is a unique platform that prioritizes publishing rapidly and having an open peer review process to ensure each author has the most constructive feedback. Our open science platform enables researchers to publish a wide range of findings including Research and Review Articles, Policy Briefs, Case Reports, Methods and Registered Reports as quickly as possible.

Psychology is a complex and in-depth area of research that is continuously evolving; therefore, rapid publication and data sharing is crucial. F1000Research provides a seamless and open way of publishing that enables the author to liaise with their expert peer reviewers and receive better insight and constructive feedback on their findings. Additionally, this transparent process offers other researchers within the psychology community the opportunity to optimize and share data with ease.

Publish across a multitude of disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Behavioral psychology 
  • Cognitive psychology 
  • Environmental psychology
  • Clinical psychology 
  • Experimental psychology
  • Child psychology 
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Health psychology

We would like to support you throughout the process and help you to join experts in your field by publishing cutting-edge research that makes a difference. Get in touch or take a look at our comprehensive website which has a detailed 'How to Publish' and 'About' section. If you still have questions or you would like to propose a themed collection please email

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Article Guidelines

Psychology is a complex topic but the publishing process doesn't need to be. Read our author guidelines before submission to ensure you have prepared your article correctly.

Social Psychology Gateway

Throughout history, human minds, identities, and behaviors have not operated in isolation, but have instead been shaped by the peoples, communities, and cultures they interact with. Social Psychology is the scientific study of how these influences occur – it is about how people think, influence, and relate to one another. This Gateway exists to facilitate a rapid avenue of publications on Social Psychology.
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Developmental Psychology and Cognition Gateway

From an early age, we are subject to psychological development. This takes many forms, from cognitive, emotional, and social, to areas of perception and intellect as well as personality development. Developmental Psychology and Cognition welcome submissions on child and adolescent, as well as adult, psychological development.
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Dignity in Aging Collection

The rapid projected increase in aging of the global population is anticipated to be accompanied by proportionate increases in chronic noncommunicable diseases, disability, and dependency.To reduce the impact of this, a paradigm shift to more inclusive rights-based and dignity-based care is essential. This Collection invites submissions that explore a conceptual understanding of dignity as well as those offering a novel contribution with respect to dignity-based approaches in healthcare and policy interventions.
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"I really enjoyed my publishing experience with F1000Research. The submission process was quite smooth. The staff were very friendly and actively responded to my questions, resulting in a quick turnaround time at all stages of the review process.  The reviews themselves were high quality, with many helpful suggestions and constructive comments that definitely served to improve the quality of my manuscript. I value the fact that the initial draft version is quickly published and available for online viewing and citation, and the transparent nature of the whole review process.  Overall, I warmly recommend publishing with F1000Research!"

- Alexander Toet, Corresponding author, Affective rating of audio and video clips using the EmojiGrid


Why Publish with F1000Research?

  • Immediate open access publication of research in as little as 14 days.
  • Transparent, post-publication peer review by invited experts so authors can liaise directly with them.
  • Gives authors greater control and boosts the credibility of their research. 
  • A range of article types including research and review articles, case studies, data notes, software tools and more.
  • Inclusion of all source materials and data to help further the open research movement.
  • Plus, one 2019 study suggests that open data can generate up to 25% more citations

Featured Articles

The Correlation between Enjoying Fictional Narratives and Empathy in Japanese Hikikomori [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]

Panto F, Saito T, Morita N and Ogai Y.

Hikikomori is a Japanese social withdrawal phenomenon which, in recent years, is spreading in western developed countries as well. This study evaluates the role of enjoying fictional narratives on empathy, relaxation, depression, and anxiety in people with Hikikomori experience, in relation to their daily consumption of fictional narratives and their emotional transportation toward fictional narratives.

Social groupwork for promoting psychological well-being of adolescents enrolled in sponsorship programs

Joseph S and Karalam DSRB.

The dearth of data on adolescents highlighted in the UN’s data disaggregation against the agenda ‘no one left behind’ calls for research on ‘the second decade’. This intervention study adopted a quasi-experimental design to measure the effectiveness of social group work in raising the psychological well-being of adolescents in child sponsorship programs in Kerala. 


Presenteeism and associated factors among railway train drivers [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]

Presenteeism is an emerging work-related health problem among train drivers. It is more serious than absenteeism, as it accounts for higher productivity losses over the long term and may increase the risk of occupational accidents.  A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 train drivers working in Mansoura railway station and 100 administrative employees working in the Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura university as a comparison group to estimate the prevalence of presenteeism and its associated factors among train drivers working in Mansoura railway station, Egypt. 

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.

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