We’re delighted to announce that Materials Open Research (MOR) has published its first research articles and continues to welcome submissions
As one of the world’s first open research publishing Platforms in the fields of materials science and engineering, the new Platform by Taylor & Francis in partnership with F1000, enables researchers to be the first adopters of a more open and transparent approach to publishing.
Materials research underpins many significant and novel technologies which are set to revolutionize our society, and MOR is well-suited to ensure fast and full access to this research for the benefit of the academic community, industry, and beyond. MOR offers the innovative open research publishing and peer review model pioneered by F1000 and has been created to ensure that researchers and industry experts within the materials science community have a space to publish, share and promote their work in an accessible and transparent way, free for anyone, anywhere to read and use. The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) has been an MOR affiliate partner since 2021, extending the publishing partnership that has existed between IOM3 and Taylor & Francis since 2017.
The Platform, supported by an expert Advisory Board, enables all research outputs to be published open access and combines the benefits of pre-printing with mechanisms to assure quality and transparency. These include invited and open peer review, dynamic article versioning, archiving and indexing. MOR endorses the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) Data Principles, and the dedicated editorial team works with authors to help share their underlying data, further accelerating the pace of discovery, providing credit and recognition for their work, and improving public trust in research.
As well as research articles, Materials Open Research also features a variety of article types, including:
- Data Notes
- Software Tools
- Method Articles
- Brief Reports
- Opinion Articles
Posters, slide decks, and documents from IOM3 conferences can also be published free of charge on MOR.
Researchers can also contribute to a number of newly launched Collections on the Platform, which enable thematic research, conference outputs and community projects to be curated in one place. The Collections that have been launched so far are Biobased Materials for Additive Manufacturing, Designing Materials for a Circular Economy, and Multi-Materials Additive Manufacturing.
Are you ready to submit your research? Visit the Materials Open Research Platform or contact the F1000 Publishing team who are on hand to answer enquiries regarding publishing papers and how Materials Open Research supports sustainability in a changing world.