By Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director at F1000
This blog was first published on the F1000Research blog on 15th November 2016
The first articles have gone live on Wellcome Open Research today; 15 of them in total, with more submissions in the pipeline. The breadth of articles received so far starts to show just how broad these outputs can and should be (not just traditional narrative research articles). It also shows benefits of using such a platform for researchers across career stages, from those just starting out to more experienced and tenured researchers. This is a fantastic start!
Wellcome Open Research uses the publishing model we have developed and run for almost four years on F1000Research, namely immediate publication with mandatory inclusion of the supporting data, followed by transparent invited peer review, complete with full versioning.
This platform fundamentally changes the relationship between the different parties involved in research to support collaboration, openness, and rapid access to findings and data. In this approach, the funder Wellcome is formally the ‘publisher’ i.e. the owner of the platform; F1000 is the contracted service provider who…Continue Reading