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Zero Hunger

Your agriculture and nutrition research can make an impact sooner with rapid, open publication on F1000Research

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Hunger and malnutrition affect over 820 million people globally, with this number set to rise by an additional 130 million by the end of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Openly available, robust research on nutrition, agriculture, and food security is crucial in meeting the second Global Goal from the United Nations, to reach Zero Hunger by 2030. That’s where F1000Research comes in.

F1000Research is the ideal publishing platform for your research across food science, agriculture, nutrition, food security, and beyond. We offer rapid, open publication as standard, meaning you could see your article published in as few as 14 days, ready to be read and cited by anyone. All articles undergo post-publication peer review, with expert reviews freely available.

This unique publication model, combined with our Open Data Policy, makes F1000Research the perfect home for robust research, ready to make an impact on the world.

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More about Zero Hunger

Want to explore this Global Goal in more detail? The United Nations website has everything you need – infographics, facts and figures, targets, yearly progress reports, and links to further resources.
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Why is F1000Research right for Zero Hunger research?

Make an impact sooner

Our rapid, open publication model means your research could be published in as few as 14 days, so it can start making an impact sooner. All articles published on F1000Research are fully open access, meaning your research can be read by anyone – including practitioners, policymakers, NGOs, and fellow researchers.

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. And if the scope of your article is right, you could also benefit from featuring your research in one of our Gateways, such as the GODAN Gateway.

Bring your data to life

F1000Research supports interactive figures in the body of your article, powered by or via an iFrame. These figures allow readers to play with different visualizations, filter results, and explore the data in detail for themselves. Where relevant, Code Ocean capsules can be embedded for in-article code integration and reanalysis, supporting computational reproducibility without users needing to install any new software.

Support with our Open Data Policy

F1000Research offers support in making your source data openly available in line with our progressive Open Data Policy. This includes tailored, expert guidance from our Editorial team, and a range of online resources for researchers in our handy new Open Data Toolkit. If you're looking for more general information about data sharing, head to our dedicated page: Understanding Open Data

Easily update your research

Our user-friendly versioning system makes it quick and easy to keep your readers up to speed on the latest developments in your work – perfect for fast-paced fields of study. Versions are all individually citable and clearly linked on the F1000Research platform, making it easy for readers to navigate and cite the version they want.

Range of research outputs welcome

Research comes in many forms, and so do our article types. A diverse range of outputs are welcome on F1000Research, meaning you can tell the full story of your work and get recognition for all research outputs. Why not support your traditional Research Article by publishing the associated Data Note, Software Tool Article, or Method Article alongside?

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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Featured articles

Investigation of risk of bias due to unreported and selectively included results in meta-analyses of nutrition research: the ROBUST study protocol [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]

M Page, L Bero, C Kroeger, Z Dai, S McDonald, A Forbes, J McKenzie

Dietary guidelines for optimal health should be informed by systematic reviews of the available scientific evidence, however if the systematic reviews themselves are flawed in terms of design, conduct, or reporting, then this can lead to ineffective and potentially harmful recommendations.

This Study Protocol sets out the proposed methodology for assessing the risk of bias due to unreported and selectively included results in meta-analyses of the association between diet and health-related outcomes.


A qualitative exploration of behavioral factors affecting mothers of malnourished children under 5 years old in Kiribati [version 2; peer review: 3 approved]

Antje Reiher, Masoud Mohammadnezhad

In Kiribati, malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children below the age of five. In order to tackle this issue, it is crucial to identify the main factors that are hindering this preventable disease, to inform health policy, planning and delivery in the region. 

This study investigates the contributing behavioral factors among mothers of malnourished children under 5 years old in Kiribati through focus group discussions with a total of 35 participants. 

Introducing the GODAN Gateway

“We are convinced that the solution to Zero Hunger lies within existing, but often unavailable, agriculture and nutrition data” - GODAN Gateway

GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) supports efforts to make agriculture and nutrition-related research data openly available across the world. The GODAN Gateway on F1000Research facilitates this by publishing peer reviewed articles and other outputs in this field, which describe:

  • Open data and informatics research projects
  • Applications that enable or utilize open data
  • Other open knowledge initiatives

If the scope of your research is right, you could benefit from inclusion in the GODAN Gateway, which further boosts the visibility and discoverability of your article. 

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