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Data management supporting the research communications ecosystem

May 12, 2022

At F1000 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. We are committed to ensuring that the partners we work with are empowered with the right knowledge and skills in order to achieve their open research ambitions. To help further this mission, Dr. Rebecca Grant, Head of Data and Software Publishing at F1000, and Matt Cannon, Head of Open Research at Taylor & Francis, hosted a workshop at the AAAS Annual Me...

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The London Book Fair 2022: Scholarly publishing innovation in the digital age

April 29, 2022

The London Book Fair hosted a grand return to face-to-face events for the publishing community at London Olympia earlier this month. F1000’s Strategic Partnership Manager, Becky Hill, joined Nicola Parkin, Taylor & Francis’ Director of Book Editorial Services, to examine how we are working together to transition to open scholarship in the world of books and monographs. In this blog we spoke to Becky Hill about the collaborative partnership between F1000 and Taylor & Francis, and...

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Open peer review: establishing quality 

March 7, 2022

Peer reviewers play a crucial role in scholarly publishing. The tradition of peer review is long-standing due to the importance of validating and improving academic work. F1000’s innovative model puts transparency center-stage, by publishing the full names and affiliations of reviewers, so that peer review becomes a constructive, collaborative conversation within the research community. Transparency in the peer review process is now being understood to be a hallmark for quality and accountabil...

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Heritage collections: the invisible data source in academic publishing?

February 23, 2022

At F1000, we believe open data is an essential part of the shift towards more open research. While there are already established policies and practices for all forms of openness in the sciences, humanities researchers are still finding their feet with open data. The challenge facing humanities researchers is twofold: they must not only determine what constitutes ‘data’ in their field, but also how to manage, share, and cite it. Here, Rebecca Grant (Head of Data and Software Publishing, F1000...

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The future of open research

February 2, 2022

At F1000, we recently hosted a plenary session on the open research movement at the annual Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Conference. At the start of the session, we asked 73 research managers what the term ‘open research’ meant to them. The top two words that came to mind were transparency and accessibility. These two concepts go hand in hand. When the data underlying academic research is made open and accessible, it makes it easier to question, share, rep...

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How funders and publishers can help researchers choose open research

January 13, 2022

Making science open to everyone has huge benefits for researchers and society. But there are still barriers preventing academics from choosing this path. During the recent Charleston Conference, Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director at F1000 and Ashley Farley, Program Officer of Knowledge & Research Services at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ran a session to discuss some of the programs and services that can encourage and equip researchers to choose open research. In 2020 the worl...

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Reflecting on 2021

December 17, 2021

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. December is one of my favorite months of the year as it’s a time to pause, reflect and collect what we’ve learned about ourselves and our business this year, so that we can put our best foot forward, energized by hope in the year ahead. I remember the start of January 2021 exclaiming, “Bring on 2021!” after what was a truly unprecedented 2020 – and 20...

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The future is open: evolution of scholarly research in the Information Age

November 16, 2021

“By encouraging science to be more connected to societal needs and by promoting equal opportunities for all (scientists, policymakers, and citizens), open science can be a true game changer in bridging the science, technology and innovation gaps between and within countries and fulfilling the human right to science.”UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) In February 2021, F1000 held a webinar for NORDP (National Organization for Research Development Pro...

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