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.

OASPA and COPE Membership

OASPA (http://oaspa.org/) 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 (http://oaspa.org/about/mission-and-purpose/).

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 (http://publicationethics.org/), 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.”