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  • Published by: F1000 Research Ltd
  • ISSN: 2046-1402
  • Last checked date: 02/2020
  • Scope: Basic scientific, scholarly, translational and clinical research across the physical and life sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences and humanities, ranging from research articles to software tool articles, as well as many other formats including posters and lecture slides.
  • Additional free text: Articles are immediately indexed in Google Scholar. Once an article passes peer review (i.e. it has received at least two Approved peer review reports, or one Approved plus two Approved with Reservations reviews), it will be indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, MEDLINE, Europe PMC, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts Service, British Library, CrossRef, DOAJ, and Embase.
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  • Main subject area: Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Breadth of subject area: All of biomed
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Post-publication
  • Peer review openness: Reports published with names
  • Selectivity: Megajournal
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Not applicable as gold
  • Has waivers: Yes
  • Has membership system: Institutional membership
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: All papers are CC BY
  • Level of APC: $800-$1050
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than a month
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Days
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Company
  • Length restrictions: None
  • Provides altmetrics: Accesses only
  • CrossMark implemented: Yes
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: No
  • Copyedits: Limited