Say Hello to F1000 Research

Martin Fenner
January 30, 2012 1 min read

Faculty 1000 today announced ( F1000 Research, a new fully Open Access publishing program across biology and medicine, that will start publishing later this year. The default open access license is CC-BY, and CC0 for data.

Important features include:

  1. immediate publication
  2. open, post-publication peer review
  3. revisioning of work
  4. raw data repository
  5. article format and content is not predefined

F1000 Research is a publishing program rather than a journal. The format for F1000 Research hasn’t been finalized, and F1000 welcomes comments at the blog ( or via the Twitter (“Twitter. It’s What’s Happening.” 2016) account.

My main question about F1000 Research: is this a preprint archive similar to ArXiv (“ e-Print Archive,” 2016) and Nature Precedings (“Home,” 2016)? I’m a big fan of preprint archives, and I think that – contrary to what most people think – they should work particularly well (“In Which I Suggest a Preprint Archive for Clinical Trials Gobbledygook,” 2016) for clinical trial data.

Update (1/30/12): RetractionWatch (n.d.-a) and Nature News (“F1000 Launches Fast, Open Science Publishing for Biology and Medicine,” 2016) also cover this story.

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