Open science journal F1000Research stands out | Opensource.com

abernard102@gmail.com 2014-06-10

Summary:

"F1000Research, a scientific journal with a strong focus on open access and life sciences, operates quite differently than even the average open access journal. The team there uses new approaches to publishing scientific research; a few of their most noteable characteristics are: [1] rapid publication, checked in less than 48 hours, normally published within a week [2] a transparent process from start to finish [3] open access articles licensed under Creative Commons licenses [4] open data licensed CC0 [5] information provided on the software used F1000Research is able to publish quickly because peer review takes place after publication. Most journals do not publish until after peer review has been completed, which can take several months (or more). The peer review process is open too; reviewers are identified by names and published alongside the papers for all to see. Rebecca Lawrence, managing director at F1000 Research, explains that they have found this often makes reviews more constructive, while allowing the reviews to continue to remain critical. In addition, using this process makes it more difficult to hide conflicts of interests, like those that are more likely to creep into the traditional anonymous peer review as it is traditionally practiced for most journals, both open and closed, at the present time ..."

Link:

http://opensource.com/life/14/5/leader-open-access-among-scientific-journals

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) ┬╗ abernard102@gmail.com
Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) ┬╗ peter.suber's bookmarks

Tags:

oa.software oa.data oa.cc oa.licensing oa.copyright oa.peer_review oa.f1000research oa.gold oa.comment oa.new oa.case.journals oa.libre oa.journals

Date tagged:

06/10/2014, 12:05

Date published:

06/10/2014, 16:31