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F1000Research Joins OASPA and COPE, and is Listed in DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO

F1000Research is delighted to announce the journal's membership of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and its listing in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the SHERPA/RoMEO directory.

London, United Kingdom, June 13, 2013 --( OASPA and COPE Membership

OASPA ( supports and represents Open Access publishers by educating the research community on the benefits of Open Access, promoting Open Access business models and advancing innovation in science communication (

F1000Research joins 35 other professional publishers that are members of OASPA, including BioMed Central, PLOS, and eLife, to help play an integral part in facilitating the transition of scholarly communication from traditional subscription-based systems to new innovative publishing models dedicated to making scientific research Open Access.

In addition, F1000Research is now a member of COPE (, the distinguished global forum that provides advice and guidance to journal editors and publishers on editorial and ethical standards. F1000Research's publishing model, where articles are published prior to peer review, invites ethical considerations unique to the journal. Commenting on joining COPE, Rebecca Lawrence, Publisher for F1000Research said: "It is particularly important to us that the highest standard of ethical behavior is upheld in our journal, and by being a part of COPE, we are in the best position to achieve this goal."

DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO Listings

F1000Research is now listed in the DOAJ ( The DOAJ is an important, highly regarded searchable database of self-archiving policies that lists scholarly, peer-reviewed, fully Open Access journals, as well as many traditional print publications, to increase the visibility, usage and impact of these journals.

The DOAJ provides information and metadata to allow libraries worldwide to easily add updates of DOAJ content to their respective catalogues. Inclusion in the database means that F1000Research can now be indexed as a library resource, increasing the visibility of the journal among the global research and education community.

F1000Research is also listed in the SHERPA/RoMEO directory (, a searchable database of Open Access journal policy information, which provides users with guidance on permissions and conditions of rights given to authors by journal publishers. F1000Research is classified as a RoMEO green journal: a journal that allows pre-print and post-print publisher's version/PDF to be archived.

To find out more about F1000Research, please contact Eleanor Howell on +44 (0)20 7631 9129 or email For more information, visit

About F1000Research
F1000Research is an original open access journal for life scientists that offers immediate publication, transparent peer review (post-publication) and full data deposition and sharing. The journal accepts all scientifically sound articles, including single findings, case reports, protocols, replications, null/negative results and more traditional articles. F1000Research is published by U.K.-based Faculty of 1000 (F1000) and has offices in London and New York.
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Eleanor Howell
+44 (0)20 7631 9129

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