Open access agreement for authors in Qatar - F1000

Open access agreement for authors in Qatar

Check your eligibility to publish at no cost to yourself.

Qatar National Library (QNL) has an open access agreement with F1000 that enables authors based in Qatar to publish their research openly at no cost to themselves.

This agreement gives eligible corresponding authors affiliated with member institutions of QNL the option to publish open access in various F1000 publishing venues, including F1000Research. Eligible corresponding authors are not required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) – as these are covered centrally by the agreement – and are free to submit any article type offered by F1000.

Publish your research on an eligible F1000 publishing venue

What are the requirements for publishing open access under this agreement?

To be published under the Qatar National Library open access agreement, articles must:

  • Be accepted for publication after 1 January 2023 and before 31 December 2024.

  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with a participating institution.

  • Be original. All research is suitable irrespective of the perceived level of interest or novelty; we also welcome confirmatory studies, as well as null and negative results.

  • Meet the open data and ethical policies of the chosen F1000 publishing venue.

FAQ about publishing under this agreement

  • Academic Bridge Program

  • AFG College with the University of Aberdeen

  • Agricultural Research Department

  • Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College

  • Al Qaradawi Center for Islamic Moderation and Renewal

  • Al-Ahli Hospital

  • Anti Doping Lab Qatar


  • Aspire Academy

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Center for International and Regional Studies

  • Center for Islamic Economics and Finance

  • City College Qatar

  • College of the North Atlantic Qatar

  • Community College Qatar

  • Department of Research and Cultural Studies

  • Doha Center for Media Freedom

  • Doha College

  • Doha Institute

  • Engineering Solutions QSTP L.L.C

  • Georgetown University in Qatar

  • Government of Qatar Amiri Diwan

  • Gulf Organisation for Research & Development

  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

  • Hamad General Hospital

  • Hamad Medical Corporation

  • HEC Paris in Qatar

  • Medical Research Centre

  • Microsoft QSTP L.L.C.

  • Ministry of Public Health

  • Ministry of interior

  • Msheireb Museum

  • Muhammad Bin Hamad Al-Thani CMCC

  • Museum of Islamic Art

  • National Center for Cancer Care and Research

  • National Museum of Qatar

  • Northwestern University – Qatar

  • Primary Health Care Corporation

  • Qatar Biomedical Research Center

  • Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center

  • Qatar Central Bank

  • Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)

  • Qatar Diabetes Association

  • Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute

  • Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies

  • Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development

  • Qatar Ministry of Culture and Sports

  • Qatar Ministry of Education

  • Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Environment

  • Qatar Mobility Innovations Center

  • Qatar Orthopaedic and Sport Medicine Hospital- ASPETAR

  • Qatar Petroleum

  • Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)

  • Qatar University

  • Radius Consultancy

  • Research and Policy Analysis

  • Research and Studies Center

  • Rule of Law & Anti-Corruption Center

  • SIDRA Medicine

  • Texas A&M University at Qatar

  • Translation and Interpreting Institution – TII

  • University College London (UCL)

  • University of Calgary – Qatar

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

The corresponding author is the person who submits the manuscript and other related documentation to the F1000 publishing venue. The corresponding author is the primary contact between the journal and all other authors. To be eligible to publish under this open access agreement, the corresponding author must be affiliated with a participating institution.

F1000 publishing venues welcome an extensive list of peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed article types, including but not limited to:

  • Research Articles

  • Method Articles

  • Study Protocols

  • Data Notes

  • Case Studies

  • Opinion Articles

  • Software Tool Articles

Discover all our available article types today.

To submit your research under this agreement, simply submit your research to the eligible F1000 publishing venues of your choice. All eligible, accepted research will automatically be considered for publication under the Qatar National Library open access agreement.

F1000 publishing venues covered under this agreement


F1000’s flagship open research publishing venue offers rapid publication of all research outputs, including null and negative results, without editorial bias. F1000Research accepts research from all disciplines.

Health Open Research

Health Open Research is an open publishing venue for researchers working in health, medical and social care research offering rapid publication of scholarly articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. 

Materials Open Research

Materials Open Research publishes open research in all areas of materials sciences, in affiliation with Taylor & Francis and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)


From the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), MedEdPublish covers teaching, learning, and assessment topics in medical and health professions education. 

Molecular Psychology

Powered by Taylor & Francis and F1000, Molecular Psychology: Brain, Behavior, and Society welcomes research investigating the molecular mechanisms of behavior.  

Bioethics Open Research

Developed by Taylor & Francis in association with the American Journal for Bioethics, Bioethics Open Research is a publishing venue for researchers working across all areas of bioethics.  

Routledge Open Research

Routledge Open Research allows scholars to publish their research outputs swiftly and in an open and accessible way. The venue accepts research from all areas of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.   

Why publish open access with F1000?

When you publish with an F1000 publishing venue, you can expect the highest level of credibility, visibility, recognition, rapidity, transparency, and compliance.

Open peer review and open data are central to the F1000 publication model. All articles undergo post-publication open peer review and benefit from our Open Data Policy.

At F1000, we believe that transparency in the peer review process is a hallmark of quality and accountability, making it easier to know if others can trust the findings.

Meanwhile, open data enables validation of your research and a deeper understanding of the research findings. Plus, research suggests that opening your data can generate up to 25% more citations.

By publishing with F1000, you can avoid editorial bias and lengthy peer review processes that can result in sound research taking months or years to be published.

Our publishing model and post-publication open peer review make it possible to share your research with the world how and when you choose. The F1000 Editorial team checks all submitted articles for academic rigor but does not make decisions based on novelty.

By publishing your research openly, researchers, funders, policymakers, and the general public can discover your research and use it to make a difference.

You can reciprocally link your research and datasets to enable more people to find your work and publish new versions of your article to share new developments.

What’s more, articles passing peer review benefit from indexing in a range of leading databases, including Scopus, PubMed, and Google Scholar. This ensures others can find them through scholarly platforms and networks.

Transparency is at the core of how we publish, from submission to publication and peer review.

Once you submit your research and deposit your data, your article will be published with a status of ‘Awaiting peer review’. Our team will work with you to find suitable reviewers for your article and keep you updated as peer review progresses.

We know research doesn’t need to be packaged as a traditional research paper to be valuable. F1000 publishing venues offer a wide variety of peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed article types so you can get credit for all your work.

All our article types are fully citable, with unique digital object identifiers (DOIs). You choose whether to publish a single Research Article at the end of your project or publish multiple research objects throughout the research lifecycle.

Plus, you can share non-peer reviewed conference posters, policy documents, technical reports, and more.

Our publishing venues are fully compliant with open mandates and memorandums, including Plan-S, OSTP, and the NIH Data Management and Sharing policy. We know that adapting to new developments in the open research landscape can be challenging, so our Editorial team are available to support you throughout the publishing process.

We also offer a wide range of openly accessible resources to guide you through making your research and its underlying data open and Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR).

Publish your research under this open access agreement