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

Rapid, open publication is essential in fast-paced fields of study like Public Health, where immediate access to robust science is crucial for informing public health responses in real time. F1000Research facilitates the rapid and transparent sharing of research by providing fast, open publication alongside access to any underlying data, software code and resources, so your research can make an impact sooner and contribute to improving the health of people and the communities where they live.

F1000Research is the ideal publishing platform for all your Public Health research outputs – from traditional Research Articles to more unique formats, such as Software Tool Articles, Data Notes, and Method Articles. All articles on F1000Research are published openly, ready to be read, cited and used by anyone, anywhere. Plus, all articles undergo rigorous, transparent, post-publication peer review, with expert reviews freely available for anyone to read.

Our unique publication model, combined with our progressive Open Data Policy, makes F1000Research the perfect home for transparent, reproducible Public Health research.

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Why publish with 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.

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.

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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Find the perfect home for your research

At F1000Research, there are a number of different publishing options to make the most of your Public Health research. Our Gateways provide personalized portals for regular publications from scholarly societies, funders, institutions and communities. Our Gateways provide thematic content hubs which collect together publications related to a particular organisation or research community. Submitting your article to a Gateway ensures additional visibility for your work and publication alongside other high-quality contributions from your research community.

Emerging Diseases and Outbreaks

The Emerging Diseases and Outbreaks Gateway brings together all content published on F1000Research related to global disease outbreaks, making the information about localised outbreaks, epidemics or pandemics rapidly and openly accessible for others to consult and use.
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Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF research focuses on the challenges of delivering medical humanitarian assistance to populations affected by conflict, natural disasters and lack of access to healthcare. The MSF Gateway publishes articles, posters, slides and videos from their Scientific Days, as well as research carried out by their doctors in the field.
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Featured articles

The consequence of COVID-19 on the global supply of medical products: Why Indian generics matter for the world?

Philippe J Guerin, Sauman Singh-Phulgenda, Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft

While the world is facing the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers must plan for the direct response to the outbreak while minimising its collateral impact. Maintaining the supply chain of pharmaceutical products is not only paramount to cover the immediate medical response but will be fundamental to reducing disruption of the healthcare delivery system, which requires constant medicines, diagnostic tools and vaccines for smooth functioning. In this equation, the role of the Indian pharmaceutical industry will not only be critical to meet the domestic need of over 1.3 billion inhabitants but will equally be important for the rest of the world, including wealthy economies. Preventing a significant disruption of the Indian pharmaceutical supply chain during the outbreak and preparing it for large scale production for COVID-19 therapeutic or preventive medical products will not only help India but will assist the global response to this outbreak.

Physical activity promotion in the age of climate change

Karim Abu-Omar, Peter Gelius, Sven Messing

The importance of the global climate crisis requires linking physical activity promotion and climate action. This article provides a first overview of interconnections between physical activity promotion and climate action, potential synergies and discrepancies, aiming to stimulate further discussion about this topic. The analysis is based on the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030 (GAPPA). The GAPPA covers five perspectives that are of particular relevance with respect to potential links with climate policy: (1) Infrastructures supporting active transport, (2) green spaces and recreational/exercise facilities, (3) exercise programs, (4) mass communication campaigns and mass participation events and (5) training of professionals. Our analysis demonstrates a considerable alignment between strategies for physical activity promotion and efforts for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. However, in some of the areas, this alignment could still be improved. Additionally, more climate-conscious policies, research and surveillance need to be developed in the field of physical activity promotion.

Determinants of safe delivery utilization among Indonesian women in eastern part of Indonesia

Ferry Efendi, Susy Katikana Sebayang, Erni Astutik, Setho Hadisuyatmana, Eka Mishbahatul Mar'ah Has, Heri Kuswanto

Improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality are part of the United Nations global Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Ensuring every woman’s right to safe delivery is critical for reducing the maternal mortality rate. Our study aimed to identify determinants of safe delivery utilization among women in the eastern Indonesia.

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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