Just published your Research Article? Why stop there?
Visibility and openness of research is essential for academic development and discovery. This is especially true for Study Protocols because, when comprehensive in detail and published open access, they can reduce publication bias and improve the reproducibility of research; bringing benefits to both you and the academic community
F1000Research welcomes protocols for any study design, including descriptive, observational and intervention studies. Study pre-protocols (i.e. discussing provisional study designs) may also be submitted and will be clearly labelled as such in the title when published.
Study Protocols can also be published during Stage 1 of a Registered Report, meaning that a significant part of the manuscript will be published and peer-reviewed before data collection.
All protocols for randomised clinical trials must be registered and follow the SPIRIT guidelines. Protocols for systematic reviews should be registered and must follow the PRISMA-P guidelines.
The Wessex Fit-4-Cancer Surgery Trial (WesFit): a protocol for a factorial-design, pragmatic randomised-controlled trial investigating the effects of a multi-modal prehabilitation programme in patients undergoing elective major intra–cavity cancer surgery [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]
The use of ‘PICO for synthesis’ and methods for synthesis without meta-analysis: protocol for a survey of current practice in systematic reviews of health interventions [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]
Cumpston MS, McKenzie JE, Thomas J and Brennan SE.