At F1000Research we believe that researchers should gain credit for all aspects of their work through open, rapid publication. That’s why, as well as Research Articles, we offer a range of alternative publishing formats, including Systematic Reviews.
Systematic Reviews are fundamental to identify, assess, and summarize the findings of individual studies, thus making the available evidence more accessible to decision makers. They also offer a number of advantages:
They provide an exhaustive overview of the evidence available on a specific topic
They can help identify research gaps in a specific subject area
They can help improve future works in many research fields
F1000Research also welcomes Systematic Review Protocols describing the rationale, hypothesis, and planned methods of the review.
We encourage authors to register the protocol for their Systematic Review prospectively in the PROSPERO database and where applicable endorse the PRISMA Statement; Systematic Reviews and meta-analyses must adhere to these guidelines.
Publishing a Systematic Review with F1000Research offers several benefits for you and the wider research community.
F1000Research’s rapid publication model allows for immediate impact
You can keep your Systematic Review article up to date by easily publishing new versions whenever you need to share the latest developments in your work. Versions are all individually citable and clearly linked, making it easy for readers to navigate and cite the version they want
Your published Systematic Review 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 and gain 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
Reduces duplication efforts
Improves research reproducibility
Hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke in patients with coronavirus disease 2019: incidence, risk factors, and pathogenesis – a systematic review and meta-analysis [version 1; peer review: 3 approved]