About - F1000


The problems that the world faces in the 21st century demand a different approach to convert research into solutions, quickly. 

To respond to these pressing needs, F1000 fosters a culture of innovation to accelerate the reach of knowledge and put it in the hands of those who will shape the future.  

We provide open research publishing solutions and services to organizations such as the European Commission, Wellcome, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as directly to researchers 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.

Paul Cox, Chief Technology Officer

Paul is responsible for F1000 technology strategy, platform delivery and support. He manages the F1000 development team, comprising front and back end developers, UI/UX design, manual QA and automated test teams and customer support. Paul has more than 30 years’ experience in software and electronics development and delivery in a variety of sectors.

Gilbert De Gregorio, Head of Content Acquisition

Gilbert joined F1000 in 2021 and oversees the platform’s content acquisition strategy, with the goal of supporting active researchers across all fields in benefiting from F1000’s open research and open data policies. He previously worked at Frontiers as Head of Publishing Program for the Biological Sciences and Sustainability programs, supporting a large portfolio of pre-indexed journals serving niche communities, as well as flagship multi-disciplinary titles. Gilbert holds a PhD in Green Chemistry.

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.

Zena Nyakoojo, Head of Editorial

Zena oversees the pre-publication, production, and peer-review stages of the publishing process. She joined F1000 in 2019 after almost 10 years working in publishing, including for The Lancet family of journals. Passionate about open research and data, Zena brings to F1000 a determination to improve the publication, dissemination, and discovery of sound science.

Emily Savell, Director of Operations

Emily joined F1000 in 2021 from Taylor & Francis, where she served most recently as Chief of Staff in the Executive Leadership Team. Emily’s varied responsibilities at Taylor & Francis included the planning and delivery of strategic initiatives, journal production management, and continuous improvement. She holds a PhD in Public Health.

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.

Our history


Why F1000?

Reproducibility, accountability, and editorial rigor are the heart of what we do. Read more →


Publish with us

The F1000 model combines the speed of a preprint server, the rigor of peer review, and the transparency of open research. Read more →


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