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.
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So do we.
That’s why we offer a wide range of non-traditional article types, allowing you to tell the full story of your research.
Publishing a Study Protocol with F1000Research offers several benefits for you and the wider research community.
F1000Research’s rapid publication model allows for immediate impact
Receive feedback earlier in the research process, allowing you to identify problems in your methods or reporting early on, while they can still be fixed
Your published protocol will support subsequent publication of your study results as it can be easily referenced and demonstrates that the methodology has been thoroughly peer-reviewed
Minimize research waste with credit for each step of your research journey
May lead to new collaborations and opportunities
For the community
Can lead to new, unexpected discoveries
Provides research material for those with little or no funding
Encourages improvement and validation of research methods
Reduce publication bias
Improve research reproducibility
Reduces duplication, helping to coordinate research efforts
Using citation tracking for systematic literature searching – study protocol for a scoping review of methodological studies and a Delphi study [version 3; peer review: 2 approved]
Hirt J, Nordhausen T, Appenzeller-Herzog C and Ewald H.Read the article
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]
West M, Bates A, Grimmett C et al.Read the article
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.Read the article