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How to publish
your research

Supporting you at every stage
of your publishing journey

At F1000, we do things differently. Our publishing model puts openness center stage to accelerate the reach of knowledge.

By choosing to publish on an F1000 publishing venue, your research article, the underlying data, and peer reviewer reports are made openly available to maximize impact, reach, and reproducibility. Plus, our publishing venues offer a wide range of research outputs so you can tell the full story of your research.

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
  • Article revisions


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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.

    Our publishing process

    Article types

    At F1000, we encourage authors to decide which research outputs to publish. That’s why we offer a range of article types beyond the traditional Research Article, including Study Protocols, Case Reports, Method Articles, Software Tool Articles, and many more.

    Publishing different article types empowers you to tell the full story of your research, while maximizing its potential impact and supporting reproducibility.

    Our publishing process

    Data policies and repositories

    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.

    Our publishing process


    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.

    Our publishing process

    Submitting your article

    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.

    Our publishing process

    Pre-publication checks

    Our Editorial team carries out a series of pre-publication checks to ensure your work meets our quality and ethical standards. This includes:

    • Authorship and author affiliation

    • Plagiarism

    • Data availability

    • Ethics

    • Article type and reporting

    • Language of the article

    Our publishing process

    Peer review

    All F1000 publishing venues operate an open peer review model. There are many different definitions of open peer review, all of which describe a model where aspects of peer review are made publicly available. At F1000, open peer review:

    • Starts immediately following publication

    • Is carried out by expert reviewers

    • Is fully transparent as reports are published alongside the article together with reviewer names and affiliations

    Our publishing process

    Article versioning

    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.

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