International Advisory Board
The International Advisory Board helps to guide F1000Prime on the scope of the service and on broad policy issues. The International Advisory Board also assists with the selection of Heads of Faculty for each of the 44 Faculties that currently make up the F1000Prime service.
Heads of Faculty
Heads of Faculty are leading scientists and clinicians nominated by the International Advisory Board who oversee each Faculty. Heads of Faculty divide their subject into the major Sections for their discipline and help with the nomination of Section Heads for each subject area.
Section Heads are acknowledged experts in their field and are responsible for dividing their Section into topics and selecting suitable Faculty Members who will review the literature in each of the topic areas. The number of Faculty Members is broadly linked to the total number of articles published in the different topic areas.
Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members
Faculty Members (FMs) together with their Associate Faculty Members (AFMs), evaluate, score and classify articles for inclusion in F1000Prime's Article Recommendations. Associate Faculty Members, who are appointed by individual Faculty Members, also help to scan the tables of contents of all the major general and specialist journals to ensure that the literature in their topic area has been adequately covered. The Faculty currently recommends more than 1500 articles each month, corresponding to approximately the top 2% of all published articles in the biology and medical sciences.