The trailblazing continues
Around the same time, Taylor & Francis announced that they are launching the first open research publishing platform for the Materials Science community, utilizing the publishing model, technology and knowledge pioneered by F1000. This joint initiative strengthens our shared goals of amplifying and democratizing research and is another firm step forward in expanding Taylor & Francis’ capabilities into open research and open access publishing. The publishing platform, known as Materials Open Research, offers researchers and industry experts within the Materials Science community, a space to publish, share and promote their work in an accessible and transparent way, with submissions being accepted in November.
In October, we were delighted to extend our publishing offering on F1000Research into all subject disciplines, with the latest addition of Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering completing the line-up. In recognition of the different needs that these communities have in conducting and publishing their research, we also launched two new article types on F1000Research: Policy Briefs and Case Studies.
We are thrilled to have ended the year with an incredible achievement: the launch of the world’s first open research publishing platform dedicated to HSS that combines books, articles, and other research outputs in one interdisciplinary venue! Routledge Open Research combines F1000’s innovative open research publishing model with Routledge’s reputation and global market reach. It will host books (through Open Plus Books), peer-reviewed articles and other content together for the first time, affording scholars, institutions, departments, funders, and societies the opportunity to publish all their research outputs in one dedicated, inter-disciplinary place.
And last but certainly not least, we re-invigorated the F1000 brand in 2021 to better reflect our current mission and vision, which is to empower researchers, advance knowledge and engage society. It has been designed to reflect both our history and partnership with the scientific community, as well as our goals of transparent and open research for all. Our vision statement has been created to articulate our aspirations and reflects F1000’s unwavering and long held belief in the principles of open research.