The changing face of MedEdPublish | MedEdPublish

Abstract:  MedEdPublish has come a long way since it was launched in 2016 by AMEE as an independent academic e-journal that supports scholarship in health professions education. Beginning as a relatively small, in-house publication on a web platform adapted for the purpose, we invited members of our community of practice to submit articles on any topic in health professions education, and encouraged a wide range of article types. All articles were published so long as they met editing criteria and where within scope. Reviews were welcomed from both members of our Review panel and the general readership, all published openly with contributors identified. Many articles attracted several reviews, responses and comments, creating interactive discussion threads that provided learning opportunities for all. The outcome surpassed our expectations, with over 500 articles submitted during 2020, beyond the capacity of our editing team and platform to achieve our promise of rapid publishing. We have now moved to a much larger and powerful web platform, developed by F1000 Research and within the Taylor and Francis stable, the home of AMEE’s other journal, Medical Teacher. Most of our innovations are supported by the new platform and there is scope for further developments. We look forward to an exciting new phase of innovation, powered by the F1000 platform.


Publishing in compliance with the OSTP Nelson Memo: what we know so far

“The OSTP Nelson Memo was released in August 2022 delivering guidance for all federal grant-making agencies to revise or develop public access policies to ensure free, immediate, and equitable access to federally funded research. Where are we now over a year later and how can researchers get ready for when the public access policies are implemented?

In this webinar, Boyana Konforti (Director of Strategic Initiatives, F1000), Rebecca Grant (Head of Data & Software Publishing, F1000), and Andrew Bostjancic (US Open Research Policy Manager, Taylor & Francis Group) discuss how getting to grips with open science practices can help researchers prepare to share their federally funded research outputs. Register now to join the session, where you’ll uncover: ? The key points of the Nelson Memo ? How open access publishing works ? The benefits of diversifying your research output now ? Open science and open data best practices ? Case studies on how openness drives real-world impact…”

Show me the code: how to publish your research software

“The role of research software in science is more important now than ever. Researchers often develop their own software and use it to generate, process, or analyze results. Plus, software can be a valuable research output on its own. Other researchers can improve or adapt the software for new purposes, or apply it in their own projects whilst giving credit to the creators. Yet, when it comes to publishing research software, researchers in the software community can face several challenges.

In this webinar, Demitra Ellina (Associate Publisher, F1000) and Joseph Dunn (Assistant Editor, F1000) share how researchers can publish their research software in ways that maximize the benefits for themselves, the wider research community, and other users. Register now to join the session, where you’ll uncover: ? How to share your research software through non-traditional article types ? How to boost the visibility, reach, and reproducibility of your work ? Guidance on software data sharing ? Relevant case studies from F1000…”

Guest Post – Why Interoperability Matters for Open Research – And More than Ever – The Scholarly Kitchen

“We all know that the pressures on researchers’ time are increasing; requirements that can enable open research (e.g., depositing research data in open repositories; publishing research open access) can run the risk of adding to those time pressures despite best intentions. Funders, research institutions, and publishers are increasingly bringing in their own specific policies around open research, but we have a duty to make the ability to comply with those policies as easy and simple as possible. Furthermore, without proper incentives and support for researchers to understand why those polices are there, and then how to adhere to them, any extra burden is seen simply as a detractor from the time that could be spent doing research in the first place. One way to improve this is to facilitate better connectivity across the research ecosystem: between researchers, their institutions, their funders, and with the myriad of research inputs and outputs. This is why unique and persistent digital identifiers (PIDs) and associated research descriptors and metadata, are so fundamental to making open research effective….

Open research is not a threat to the scholarly publishing industry, it is the opportunity to refine, evolve, and reinvent what we do so well in order to validate, curate, and deliver research in the best possible way to help maximize its impact, which is what our industry is about….”

HEAL1000 | Research Gateways | F1000Research

“HEAL-Link, the consortium of Greek academic libraries, is committed to bring about the much-needed change in the publication of the research outputs of Greek institutions to match the contemporary scholarly communication standards for openness.

As part of its mission to support Open Science, HEAL-Link has launched the HEAL1000 Gateway on the highly acclaimed platform of F1000Research, to provide a publication venue for its members in a form that implements Open Access, Open Peer Review and Open Data.

HEAL-Link will centrally pay the publication fee (Article Processing Charge) to F1000Research for any articles where the corresponding author is based at a HEAL-Link member institution. Only corresponding authors affiliated with an institution-member of HEAL-Link are regarded as eligible to publish free of charge in the HEAL1000 Gateway. The authors must use their institutional email address and clearly state their institutional affiliation in the submission form. A full list of participating member institutions can be found here….”

HEAL-Link launches open research publishing hub with F1000 | STM Publishing News

“HEAL-Link has partnered with open research publisher F1000 to launch HEAL1000, an open research publishing hub in Greece for all researchers affiliated with its 43 member institutions. 

HEAL1000 is hosted on F1000’s own pioneering open research publishing platform, F1000Research, and enables all HEAL-Link affiliated authors the opportunity to rapidly share any sound research output, thereby accelerating the dissemination of knowledge and the pace of new discoveries. HEAL-Link joins other prominent supporters of open research, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the European Commission and Wellcome in adopting this innovative publishing model….”

Uttaranchal University launches open access Gateway that allows faculty to increase the reach of their research – F1000

“Today (20 July), the Uttaranchal University (UU) launched a Gateway that gives all UU faculty members the opportunity to publish their research as open access articles using the trailblazing F1000 publishing model.

Uttaranchal University Gateway will help increase the number of quality open access research outputs from within, and beyond, research networks. The Gateway targets outputs across UU’s multi-disciplinary research portfolio and looks forward to contributions from various fields including Engineering, Science, Law, Liberal Arts, Management, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Medical Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication, Hotel & Hospitality Management, and Computing….”

The growth of open peer review – Leiden Madtrics

“To what extent have ideas on open peer review developed by Godlee and others been realized over the past two decades? There is no straightforward answer to this question, since the availability of systematic data on peer review practices is limited. In this blog post, we use data from Crossref to offer some partial insights into the growing popularity of open peer review…..

As shown in Figure 2, Publons is by far the largest contributor of peer review records in Crossref, accounting for two-third of all records. A large majority of these records are linked to journal articles published by Wiley. Indeed, Wiley has made a considerable effort to promote open peer review (referred to as transparent peer review by Wiley). Other important contributors of peer review records in Crossref are PeerJ and eLife….

Copernicus and F1000 are special cases. Copernicus offers an integrated platform that publishes both journal articles and preprints as well as the associated review reports. Likewise, F1000 provides a platform that publishes multiple versions of an article, including the review reports for each version. Because of their special nature, we present statistics for Copernicus and F1000 separately from the statistics reported above. Peer review records for Copernicus and F1000 aren’t included in Figures 1, 2, and 3….”

F1000 launches its first open access publishing hub in Latin America | STM Publishing News

“GDC Difusión Científica has partnered with open research publisher F1000 to create a dedicated open research publishing hub, GDC Open Research in Latin America. This Gateway will enable researchers to amplify the impact of their work and promote the principles of open research throughout Latin America and beyond.

GDC Difusión Científica has more than 30 years of experience serving the academic institutions of Latin America, providing software, eBook and journal collections, drug information systems and more. They operate throughout Latin America and have developed a deep knowledge of the needs and interests of the academic communities of the region.

GDC Open Research in Latin America is the first publishing Gateway of its kind in the region, providing the Latin American scholarly community with a dedicated forum to publish research with international impact and visibility. The Gateway is situated on F1000’s own publishing platform F1000Research, and it aims to support and accelerate research by providing rapid, open access publication with links to all underlying data….”

Data sharing in the humanities: translating policies into practice

“Do standard data sharing policies work for humanities authors? Here, Dr. Rebecca Grant, Head of Data and Software Publishing at F1000, questions how we can adapt current policies to reflect the working practices of humanities scholars. Plus, she shares how a group of academic publishers is coming together to tackle this challenge….”

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research partners with F1000 to launch OA publishing hub in India

“The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER-Kolkata) launched its own open access publishing hub with F1000, Taylor & Francis Group’s open research publishing arm. This will be hosted on the F1000Research site, adopting its pioneering approach to open science publishing.

NIPER-Kolkata, founded in 2007 as a centre of excellence for higher education, research and development in Pharmaceutical Sciences, will be adopting F1000’s open science practices to increase the reproducibility and accessibility of their published research. This means the research is free for anyone to read and will use the innovative F1000Research publishing model that combines the benefits of rapid publication with mechanisms to assure quality and transparency, thereby accelerating research impact.

The NIPER-Kolkata gateway provides a home for their conference-linked outputs, enabling their scientific outcomes to be published open access. This gateway welcomes submissions from the fields of, drug discovery, process chemistry, pharmacological studies, natural products, pharmaceutical formulation, computational studies, and medical devices, published in all forms, from traditional research articles, to a protocols, registered report, data notes, case studies, and much more….”

F1000 working on ‘digital twin’ platform launches | Research Information

“F1000 is collaborating with two Chinese customers to develop open research publishing platforms dedicated to the research and application of collaborative robots and ‘digital twin’ technologies. Both will be the world’s first open publishing platforms in their fields and will launch for submission in July 2021. 

The platforms will utilise F1000’s open research publishing model, enabling all research outputs to be published open access, as well as combining the benefits of pre-printing (providing rapid publication with no editorial bias) with mechanisms to assure quality and transparency (invited and open peer review, archiving and indexing). They also offer researchers an open and transparent peer review process and have a mandatory FAIR data policy to provide full and easy access to the source data underlying the results….”