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The F1000 publishing model

The F1000 publishing model combines the speed of preprints, with the benefits of full publication. This includes functionality that ensures the robustness, quality, and transparency of research using rigorous editorial checks, open data, and invited open peer review. Authors are given autonomy throughout the entire publishing process.

Discover a new way to publish openly and explore how our model works below.

How does the model work?

1. Article submission

Authors submit their work via a single-page submission system. The in-house editorial team carries out a rigorous check on each submission to ensure that all policies are adhered to.

2. Publication and data deposition

Once the authors have finalized the manuscript, the article is published within a week, enabling immediate viewing and citation.

3. Open peer review and user commenting

Expert reviewers are selected and invited. Their reports and names are published alongside the article, together with the authors’ responses and comments from registered users.

4. Article revision

Authors are encouraged to publish revised versions of their article. All versions of an article are linked and independently citable. Articles that pass peer review are indexed in external databases such as PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar.

Our publishing model supports our mission

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

How the F1000 publishing model works

Thinking of publishing your paper on one of our online publishing Platforms?

With the F1000 model, you can publish your research openly in just 4 simple steps:

  • Article submission
  • Publication & data deposition
  • Open peer review & user commenting
  • Article revision

Empower researchers

Our publishing model provides credit and visibility for authors and reviewers and maximizes opportunities for collaboration.


Advance knowledge

We offer article types to support all stages of the research journey, so more of that research can be discovered and built on.


Engage society

We make research findings rapidly accessible so that knowledge can be used and reused with real-world impact.


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