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About F1000

F1000 is a publishing solutions and services provider that serves researchers, funders, research institutions, societies, and associations.

At F1000, we believe that innovation and openness are essential to putting research into the hands of those that will shape the future.

The problems that the world faces today demand a different approach to convert research into solutions, quickly. 

Our unique open research publishing model responds to these pressing needs by prioritizing transparency, reproducibility, and editorial rigor. Our partners include organizations such as the European Commission, Wellcome, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Plus, we serve researchers directly through our F1000Research Platform.

Our mission

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.

Our team

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director

Rebecca launched F1000Research in 2013 and leads the initiatives behind F1000’s funder- and institution-based platforms. With over 20 years’ experience in publishing, Rebecca has played a key role in working groups across the breadth of Open Research including such organizations as the Research Data Alliance, and the European Commission.

James Cleaver, Head of Publishing

James joined F1000 in early 2021 after more than a decade in journal publishing roles across several disciplines at Taylor & Francis. James has extensive experience working with publishing partners to realize the benefits of Open Research practices. He oversees the strategy and development of F1000Research and F1000’s publishing venues and services for the funding organizations, learned societies, and research institutions we work with.

Michaela Atherley, Director of Editorial Operations

Michaela joined Taylor & Francis in 2022. Since 2023, she has been working with F1000 and Taylor & Francis open access journals, successfully delivering an ambitious range of open peer review process improvements across editorial office tasks and leading projects that have accelerated the transformation of services for authors choosing to publish open access with us. Michaela brings a wealth of experience from over 15 years in publishing, with expertise in driving innovation in editorial and operational workflows to pioneer and scale open research offerings.

Jane Wiejak, Marketing Director

Jane leads the global marketing strategy for F1000, driving awareness, submissions, and adoption of the publishing model across the academic community. Jane has previously held roles at Oxford University Press and SAGE Publishing and has worked as a marketing and business development consultant across publishing and EdTech. Jane holds a Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is currently completing her MBA.

Pankaj Bhardwaj, Business Development Director

As the commercial director for F1000, Pankaj Bhardwaj develops business plans that facilitate enduring collaborations with academic organizations, societies, and funding bodies.  With a tenure of over 18 years at Taylor & Francis Group and prior employment at prestigious publishing houses such as Oxford University Press and Pearson Education, he has amassed over 25 years of publishing industry experience.

Andy Halliday, Senior Product Manager

Andy leads the Product team at F1000. He is responsible for setting product strategy and managing the end-to-end delivery, management, and lifecycle of F1000 products. He joined F1000 in 2021, and has over 15 years product management experience, gained at a number of organisations, including Springer Nature and Oxford University Press.

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Why F1000?

Transparency, reproducibility, and editorial rigor are the core of our model. Learn why


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The F1000 model combines the speed of a preprint server, the rigor of peer review, and the transparency of open research. Read more


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