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About F1000

F1000 is a publishing solutions and services provider that serves researchers, funders, research institutions, societies, and associations.

At F1000, we believe that innovation and openness are essential to putting research into the hands of those that will shape the future.

The problems that the world faces today demand a different approach to convert research into solutions, quickly. 

Our unique open research publishing model responds to these pressing needs by prioritizing transparency, reproducibility, and editorial rigor. Our partners include organizations such as the European Commission, Wellcome, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Plus, we serve researchers directly through our F1000Research Platform.

Our mission

We foster a culture of innovation to accelerate the reach of knowledge and put it in the hands of those who will shape the future.

Our team

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director

Rebecca launched F1000Research in 2013 and leads the initiatives behind F1000’s funder- and institution-based platforms. With over 20 years’ experience in publishing, Rebecca has played a key role in working groups across the breadth of Open Research including such organizations as the Research Data Alliance, and the European Commission.

Liz Allen, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Liz leads on shaping new open research publishing initiatives and partnerships. Prior to joining F1000, she spent over a decade leading the Evaluation Team at Wellcome. Liz is a Crossref Board Director, CRediT co-founder, Software Sustainability Institute Advisory Board Member, and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at King’s College London.

Leanne Elliott, Director of Corporate Comms

Leanne joined F1000 in 2018 and is responsible for shaping and enhancing F1000’s profile and reputation. Leanne has more than 15 years’ experience of working in-house in UK, pan-European and global communications roles within the publishing, financial and public sectors. Prior to joining F1000, Leanne led the public relations team at CUP.

Michael Markie, Publishing Director

Michael played a pivotal role in devising the open research publishing model and launching F1000Research. He now oversees the development of F1000’s publishing platform services. An open science advocate, Michael aims to help change the way science is communicated by promoting transparency in reporting, peer review, and data practices.

Michaela Atherley, Director of Editorial Operations – Open Research

Michaela joined Taylor & Francis in 2022. Since 2023, she has been working with F1000 and Taylor & Francis open access journals successfully delivering an ambitious range of open peer review process improvements across editorial office tasks and leading projects that have accelerated the transformation of services for authors choosing to publish open access with us. Michaela brings a wealth of experience from over 15 years in publishing with expertise in driving innovation in editorial and operational workflows to pioneer and scale open research offerings.

Jane Wiejak, Marketing Director

Jane leads the global marketing strategy for F1000, driving awareness, submissions, and adoption of the publishing model across the academic community. Jane has previously held roles at Oxford University Press and SAGE Publishing and has worked as a marketing and business development consultant across publishing and EdTech. Jane holds a Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is currently completing her MBA.

Sandeep Das, Delivery Director

Sandeep joined F1000 in 2022 from Taylor & Francis where he served as the Head of eCommerce & Payments and Order 2 Cash engineering teams. He is responsible for F1000 technology strategy, platform delivery, and support, serving the needs of the F1000 business. He leads F1000 product-delivery teams, comprising front-end and back-end development teams, manual and automated QA teams, UI/UX design, business analyst, release management, and customer support.

Boyana Konforti, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Boyana joined F1000 in 2022 and is an enthusiastic open science advocate. She fosters collaborative interactions and partnerships with research organizations, government, funders, and universities to make scientific communication more efficient, effective, transparent, and inclusive. Boyana holds a PhD in Biochemistry.

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Juliet Harrison, Head of Content Acquisition

Juliet joined F1000 in 2021 and is responsible for driving growth across F1000Research and supporting the integration of F1000’s products with the Taylor & Francis Group. Before working at F1000, Juliet headed up the Business and Management Publishing team at Emerald Publishing and has over 13 years of experience in the field.

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