Our team is here to support you in joining experts in your field by publishing cutting-edge research that can positively influence the future.
Here, you’ll find all the information you need to take your manuscript from submission to publication, including:
How our publishing model works
The article types we publish
Our data and ethics policies
How to submit your paper
Details on our pre-publication checks
Our open peer review process
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Our publishing process
The F1000 publishing model
Our publishing model is open, transparent, and straightforward.
First, submit your article to undergo our pre-publication checks and upload your research data to a repository. Once we’re confident the article meets our editorial and ethical standards, it will be immediately published on your chosen publishing venue. Expert peer reviewers will review your research post-publication. You can re-submit revised versions of your work to address reviewer feedback or provide the latest updates.
We believe that sharing research data accelerates the pace of discovery, provides credit and recognition for authors, and improves public trust in research. It’s also essential that other researchers have access to raw data to analyze it and replicate the study.
We’re proud of the progressive open data policy in place across all publishing venues powered by F1000. The open data policy requires authors to share all datasets underpinning their research.
All F1000 publishing venues adhere to the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. As part of our pre-publication checks, our Editorial team review every submitted paper to ensure all published research meets the ten core practices of COPE.
To avoid delays or rejections, your paper must comply with our ethical policies around originality, copyright, competing interests, and clinical trial registrations.
You can submit your paper online by completing the simple submission form of your chosen publishing venue. Before heading to the submission system, please make sure you meet all our author criteria and editorial policies. F1000 is a member organization of ORCID and supports the use of ORCID iDs where possible. For this reason, it is mandatory that the submitting author completes their submission using an ORCID iD.
Publishing on an F1000 publishing venue is more dynamic than in traditional journals, as our articles are still “developing” after the authors’ initial version is published. The F1000 versioning system allows authors to resubmit revised versions of their article in response to peer reviewer comments or provide updates on the latest developments.
Versions are all individually citable and clearly linked, making it easy for readers to navigate and cite the version they want.