Your role in reproducibility
So, what is a key step you can take to avoid contributing to the existing reproducibility crisis?
We believe that all valid research deserves publication irrespective of the perceived level of interest or novelty including null and negative results, and replication studies. For this reason, we encourage you to utilize the wide range of non-traditional and emerging article types available on F1000 publishing venues.
Data Notes: sharing data in discoverable and reproducible ways
Data Notes are brief descriptions of scientific datasets that promote the potential reuse of research data. This article type explains how and why the data was created but does not include any analyses or conclusions. Instead, Data Notes champion the best working practices associated with the data.
A key benefit of this article type is that they provide the opportunity for data creators to receive credit for the data they have generated. Plus, Data Notes can foster new collaborations across different disciplines, which might not be possible with a traditional Research Article.
Dig deeper into Data Notes by taking a look at this real-life example.
Method Articles: increasing opportunities for replication and reproducibility
Method Articles describe a new experimental or computational method, test, or procedure. Providing comprehensive and sufficient methodological details facilitates reuse and reproducibility from other researchers.
This article demonstrates the value of reproducible methods shared openly within the research community. As stated by one of the peer reviewers of this Method Article, ‘’I very much hope that others are able to build on this development, and use some of the techniques shown to make novel microscopy instruments accessible, as well as reproducible.’’
Software Tool Articles: supporting research across disciplines
A Software Tool Article explains the rationale behind the development of a tool and includes details of the code used for its creation. This article type advises readers on the best practices of the tool, including example input and output sets, how to interpret results, and tips on maximizing its potential.
Check out this Software Article Tool example to see how this article type works in practice.
At F1000, we want to ensure that all published research is of the highest standard and fully reproducible. That’s why we offer a diverse range of article types, prioritizing transparent reporting and deposition of underlying data, and incorporating reproducibility into our peer review process. To dig deeper into how our article types can benefit your research check out our the guidelines for your chosen publishing venue or contact our editorial team for support.