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F1000 has created Open Thinking as a place and program where open research communities can come together to discuss the opportunities to seize, as well as challenges to overcome, to truly embrace open research.

Postdocs meet publishers: what can be done to make publishing better for ECRs?

February 17, 2023

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) occupy a distinct - and often challenging - role within the research community.  They are at the forefront of the latest technology and practices, are a vital driver of innovation, and arguably carry out the lion’s share of the groundwork in study design and data collection. Their contribution is integral to both progress and production in research. However, by working in an environment with seismic shifts in education delivery methods, greater workload pr...

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How research assessment reform can support research impact

February 3, 2023

HEPI and Taylor & Francis have been exploring the theme of open access and research impact over the past year, informed by inputs from a range of experts and culminating in publication of a Policy Note at the end of 2022, Why open access is not enough: Spreading the benefits of research (HEPI Policy Note 42).  In their blog, Liz Allen, Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000, and Victoria Gardner, Director of Policy at Taylor & Francis, discuss the Policy Note, the framework w...

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10 years of open research publishing

February 1, 2023

We’re excited to celebrate 10 years of open research publishing with this insightful discussion between Taylor & Francis’ Head of Content, Martin Wilson, and F1000’s Managing Director, Rebecca Lawrence.  Ten years ago, the open research journey that continues to transform scholarly publishing started with the launch of F1000’s trailblazing publishing model, first piloted on F1000Research. Building upon the growth and success of F1000Research, F1000 now provides fully managed, open re...

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Digital Twin takes an interdisciplinary approach to lead and enable a new era of digital technology

January 12, 2023

The concept of digital twin was introduced in 2002 by Michael Grieves, when he proposed the need to replicate and build identical models of real objects. In the decade that followed, numerous scientific research results and experimental cases verified the advancement and development of digital twin, which is in a new stage of research and application. As the first generation of researchers focused on digital twin in China, Professor Fei Tao and his team from Beihang University were early adop...

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