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Taylor & Francis launches its first open research publishing platform with F1000

Taylor & Francis launches its first open research publishing platform with F1000
By Martha Attard Gialanze

Taylor & Francis will launch its first Open Research Publishing platform for the Materials Science community, utilizing the publishing model, technology and knowledge pioneered by their open research publishing partner F1000, which they acquired in 2020. This joint initiative strengthens their 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.

Richard Delahunty, Global Portfolio Director at Taylor & Francis said:

“We are extremely excited to work with our partner F1000 to launch our inaugural joint open research publishing platform, which perfectly marries Taylor & Francis editorial expertise with F1000’s innovative open research publishing model.  Materials research underpins many significant and novel technologies which are set to revolutionize our society, and Materials Open Research is perfectly positioned to ensure fast and full access to this research for the benefit of the academic community, industry, and beyond.”

Materials Open Research offers the innovative open research publishing and peer review model pioneered by F1000 to the materials, minerals and mining science and engineering communities. It 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.

The platform 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, article versioning, archiving and indexing. F1000 endorses the FAIR Data Principles and so authors will be able to share their underlying data, further accelerating the pace of discovery, providing credit and recognition for authors, and improving public trust in research.  

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is the first affiliate partners to joinMaterials Open Research, extending the pre-existing publishing partnership between IOM3 and Taylor & Francis by expanding its publishing portfolio, allowing all research outputs to be distributed quickly, openly and without barriers and in compliance with OA policy mandates from around the world.

Dr Colin Church, CEO of IOM3 said “IOM3 is pleased to be the founding participant on this Materials Open Research platform, which brings the innovative model of Open Research publishing and peer review pioneered by F1000 to materials, minerals and mining science and engineering. This will undoubtedly enhance the publishing experience for our researchers and will really help to drive the discussion around related topics, offering different opportunities to those within the materials, minerals and mining communities.”

As well as research articles, Materials Open Research also features a variety of article types such as Data Notes, Software Tools and Methods Articles and encourages null, negative, replication and confirmatory studies alongside new and original research. In addition, Materials Open Research will provide the option to publish non-peer reviewed materials including technical reports, training materials, posters, slides, and other documents. 

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director, F1000 said:

“This partnership is a great example of the exciting new opportunities that our connection with Taylor & Francis makes possible, enabling institutions like IOM3 to be the first adopters of a more open and transparent approach to publishing of Materials Science research. We are delighted to be working with IOM3 on this publication to support the materials science community in maximizing the significant benefits that open research practices can bring.”  

Visit the Materials Open Research platform for more information and find out how to submit your research. All researchers working in Materials Science are eligible to publish in Materials Open Research.

About F1000

F1000 fosters a culture of innovation to accelerate the reach of knowledge and put it in the hands of those who will shape the future.  

We provide open research publishing solutions and services to organizations such as the European Commission, Wellcome, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as directly to researchers through our own publishing platform, F1000Research.
F1000 is wholly owned by the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Group company.

About Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group is an academic publisher centred on creating, serving and sustaining diverse expert communities of researchers and other knowledge-makers to maximise the contribution and impact of their work. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, our content spans the disciplinary spectrum, and our key components include Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press, F1000 and DovePress.

About IOM3 

The Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major science and engineering institution whose activities promote and develop all aspects of the materials cycle globally, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, and application, to product recycling and reuse. IOM3 has been supporting the sharing of technical information and research for over 150 years and is keen to support researchers of all career stages in sharing and publishing their results, data, and other relevant outputs.

For more information, visit the IOM3 website.


Martha Attard Gialanze,

Communications Manager,

Email: martha.attardgialanze@f1000.com