Blog Archive - F1000


Reflecting on 2022: Influencing change

December 16, 2022

Before we down tools and take a much-needed break over the upcoming holiday period, I just wanted to pause for a moment to take a look back on all that we have learned and achieved in this last year. I thought it best to start this annual tradition by reflecting back on what I wrote this time last year, to see if we really have delivered on those hopes and aspirations I (perhaps rather boldly) set back then.  At the time, I promised we would keep working hard to “realize our vision to ...

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Research Integrity: Building and Supporting Research Trust

November 28, 2022

F1000’s Senior Editorial Operations & Peer Review Manager, Eleanor-Rose Papas, recently presented at the 3rd Peer Review Symposium for Academic Exchanges for the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) which explored the annual theme of "Research Integrity: Building and Supporting Research Trust”. More than 800 experts and scholars including managers, authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, and librarians gathered online to focus on the annual theme of "Research Integrity: Building and Suppor...

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How to pass F1000 pre-publication checks

November 8, 2022

All Platforms powered by F1000 run a series of pre-publication checks to ensure submitted research meets our quality and ethical standards. These checks are integral to the F1000 publishing model, enabling our editorial team to assess the soundness and integrity of the research so it can be published as quickly as possible. Before submitting to one of our publishing Platforms, set your research up for success by following these simple tips from our team. Check #1: Authorship and author affili...

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Providing MAHE a centralized open access publishing hub to engage the global academic community: an F1000 case study

September 15, 2022

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is one of India's leading academic research institutions and a global leader in education and research.  MAHE’s research objectives are to:  Enhance interdisciplinary collaboration Advance impactful research that solves societal challenges Promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship  MAHE needed a centralized open research publishing hub for affiliated research to engage with the global academic and open rese...

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Partnering with the Health Research Board (HRB) to support their researcher community: an F1000 case study

September 14, 2022

The Health Research Board (HRB) is Ireland’s leading funding agency supporting innovative health research and delivering data and evidence that improves people’s health and patient care.   The agency is committed to putting people first, and ensuring data and evidence are used in policy and practice to overcome health challenges, advance health systems, and benefit society and the economy.  The challenge: supporting a changing research community   The 21st century resea...

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How to write a business case for an open research publishing platform

September 9, 2022

Is open research a strategic priority for your organization? You may have come across an open research publishing platform as a potential solution but are unsure how to progress. Writing a business case can help identify if an independent and bespoke publishing venue is the right choice for your organization.    A well-written business case defines the motivation, benefits, risk, and cost of undertaking a project. Additionally, business cases can help you ask the right question...

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Can Living Systematic Reviews help to combat the world’s greatest health challenges?

September 1, 2022

1970 saw the first human monkeypox (MPX) case reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and since then it has affected several African countries. Regarded as a neglected tropical disease endemic to Western and Central Africa, MPX has now come to surface in May 2022, with cases of MPX spreading across the world, amassing global attention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 31,000 cases have now been confirmed since the start of the year and 12 people have sadly died as...

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Empowering Wellcome to publish diverse research outputs: an F1000 case study

August 9, 2022

Wellcome is an independent charitable foundation. It supports bold and ambitious discovery research with the potential to transform the way we understand life, health, and wellbeing. Wellcome helps researchers from across a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines to focus on learning about our world, generating innovative and creative ideas to improve human health. Alongside its commitment to this work, Wellcome is taking on three urgent healthcare challenges: Climate change and healt...

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How data sharing has changed in the COVID-19 era 

August 1, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges, uncertainty, and destabilization for researchers. With labs and work spaces temporarily shut down due to the imposed lockdowns, scientists had to adapt to new conditions, including conducting scientific projects at home. To respond to a public health emergency like COVID-19, easy access to essential relevant research and sharing data openly and quickly became a necessity.  Watch the recording of our recent webinar, ‘’Open da...

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What do research managers and administrators think about open research in the UK and Europe?

July 26, 2022

Open research is increasingly being adopted by researchers, institutions, and funders who are embracing the various practices as a way to help deliver more constructive and effective research outcomes. Research Managers and Administrators (RMAs) are at an intersection of researchers, institutions, funders, and publishers; often playing an active role in guiding and supporting time-stretched researchers. Given the increasing complexity of directives on how research should be conducted and shar...

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