Platforms provide organizations with an independent and bespoke open research publishing venue, using the F1000Research publishing model and infrastructure. Elements are client-branded and fully customizable, from the domain name and the ISSN to the submission guidelines and research taxonomy.

With a Platform, your organization can publish a wide range of article types and other research-related outputs openly and rapidly. With all technology and editorial services managed by F1000, you’re free to focus on what you do best.


Use your influence to drive change in the publishing industry and get the most out of the projects you fund.


Build your institutional profile with a branded publication venue that maximizes discoverability and reuse. 


Diversify and expand your existing publishing program and strengthen your value proposition for society members.


Establish brand credibility and visibility in key fields with a fully transparent publishing model.

How it works

Key features

Platforms are fully customized scholarly publishing venues powered by F1000’s technical and editorial workflows:

  • Unique, Platform-specific citation and indexing
  • Customization of design elements, from domain name to logo, imagery, and colors
  • Publication of a wide range of article types, from Data Notes and Software Tool Articles to Case Reports and Essays
  • Rapid, open publication of research findings
  • Transparent post-publication peer review and article versioning 
  • Publication of conference proceedings and documents with a unique identifier, so they can be cited by others 
  • Gateways to structure content around specific issues, initiatives, or partnering organizations
  • Performance dashboard with detailed reporting

Our in-house publishing professionals oversee all aspects of the publishing process:

  • Submission assessment against editorial guidelines and quality standards
  • Production and typesetting management
  • Peer-review management
  • Account management to support the development of your Platform 
  • Marketing and communications to support the promotion of your Platform

We’re willing to work with you on the “next big thing,” even if we don’t offer it currently.

We value continuous innovation and encourage dialogue with our customers to ensure we offer just what you need—or might need next. 


Explore Platforms

See all organizations currently using Platforms to build brand recognition and impact in their fields. Explore →


Why F1000?

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


Get in touch

We’re happy to speak with you about your organization’s publishing goals. Contact us →

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