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F1000: an overview and evaluation

Ann E. Williams (Department of Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Information and Learning Sciences

ISSN: 2398-5348

Article publication date: 10 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview and evaluation of F1000, a publishing outlet and peer review system for research in the biomedical and life sciences.

Design/methodology/approach

The review chronicles the rise of F1000 and describes the site’s functionalities and use capabilities.

Findings

The findings detail both the strengths and limitations of F1000 and point toward avenues for continued research and development.

Originality/value

This is the first review to provide a substantive evaluation of F1000 for academics to consider when adopting, using and researching the platform.

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Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank Seifu Adem for his research assistance.

Citation

Williams, A.E. (2017), "F1000: an overview and evaluation", Information and Learning Sciences, Vol. 118 No. 7/8, pp. 364-371. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-06-2017-0065

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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