The AXA Research Fund launches open research publishing hub with F1000 - F1000

The AXA Research Fund launches open research publishing hub with F1000

The AXA Research Fund launches open research publishing hub with F1000
By Martha Attard Gialanze

Today, the AXA Research Fund announces the launch of its own publishing hub with F1000, part of Taylor & Francis. The hub is hosted on F1000’s own platform, F1000Research, and adopts its pioneering approach to open research publishing.

Supporting the AXA Research Fund’s purpose to accelerate science, the AXA Research Fund Gateway will enable all research outputs to be published and will combine the benefits of pre-printing with mechanisms to assure quality and transparency. These include invited and open post-publication peer review, article versioning, archiving and indexing. The Gateway also endorses the FAIR Data Principles, enabling authors to share their underlying data and supporting materials, further accelerating the pace of discovery, providing credit and recognition for all contributors, and ultimately improving public trust in research.

Marie Bogataj, Director of the AXA Research Fund and Group Foresight said:

“At the AXA Research Fund, we believe that providing free and unrestricted access to the scientific outputs of the research we support underpins a fundamental part of our mission to disseminate science. To support our community of over 650 researchers, we have partnered with F1000 to establish the AXA Research Fund open research Gateway, which permits open, rapid, and transparent publishing of all research outputs. Through our commitment to open research, we hope to accelerate the scientific research necessary to address the planet’s major challenges.”

The AXA Research Fund Gateway provides a dedicated space for researchers currently or previously funded by the AXA Research Fund to publish any outputs from their research including Research Articles, Reviews, Case Reports, Study Protocols, Software Tool Articles, Data Notes, as well as documents, posters and slides. The Gateway welcomes research around new technologies with potential applications in three key areas: Environment, Health and Socioeconomics.

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director, F1000 said:

“The new AXA Research Fund Gateway is enabling their researchers to really maximize the value, impact and reach of their research outputs, as well as of the funding itself. This is a significant step for the AXA Research Fund in advancing its core principles and open access policy whilst also crystalizing its commitment to FAIR Data Principles. We at F1000 are privileged to be chosen to accompany them on their open research journey.”

The AXA Research Fund Gateway is now open for submissions: All AXA-funded researchers are eligible to publish on the Gateway. At least one author on a submitted article must be a fellow of the AXA Research Fund and may be asked on submission to confirm their affiliation. All published articles must be in relation to the author’s AXA-funded project, and they must be published in English.

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.

Website: | Twitter: @F1000

About the AXA Research Fund

AXA’s purpose is to act for human progress by protecting what matters – and science is the bedrock of human progress. Since 2007, the AXA Research Fund’s philanthropic undertaking has been to support and disseminate excellent and innovative science to inform decision-making in the face of global challenges and advance human progress. AXA is committed to encouraging researchers to share their work with the larger public in order to build upon and develop appropriate responses.

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Martha Attard Gialanze,

Communications Manager (F1000):

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