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June 04, 2015

Wiley-F1000Research pilot gives more choice to authors

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), announced today the launch of a six-month pilot program in partnership with F1000Research.  The pilot offers authors whose articles don’t meet the specific criteria for publication in five Wiley journals the option to submit their manuscript to F1000Research, giving authors a streamlined process to get their work quickly and easily published online.

F1000Research is an Open Science publishing platform for all life scientists, offering immediate publication and transparent refereeing. F1000Research publishes biological and medical research articles that meet a set of basic criteria within a few days of submission, after which they are formally peer reviewed using a completely open process. 

The pilot program will help Wiley to assess the popularity of this service which will enable authors to quickly transfer manuscripts to a broad Open Access biomedical journal and to ascertain whether authors are open to the idea of publishing prior to peer review.

“The F1000Research publishing model is designed to remove the often significant delay in releasing new scientific knowledge, enabling other researchers to benefit from, and build upon, new information much more rapidly,” said Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director, F1000Research.  ”Our model reduces the bias in the peer review process by publishing the referee names and their reports alongside the article. We are delighted to take part in this exciting pilot with Wiley as it will enable authors to focus their time on making the next scientific discovery rather than on trying to find a suitable journal to share discoveries already made”.

 “We know that speed to publication is a priority for many authors. This exciting collaboration offers authors the option of quickly transferring their manuscripts to F1000Research for immediate publication and peer review without the need to find another suitable specialist journal for their work. We will also be able to assess author receptivity to new models of peer review,” said Rachel Burley, Vice President of Business Development and Open Access, Wiley.      

Journals taking part in the initial six month pilot include:

•             Journal of Separation Science

•             Electrophoresis

•             Plant, Cell & Environment

•             Journal of Medical Virology

•             Journal of Pediatric Dermatology


“The Wiley-F1000Research partnership is part of our commitment to innovate in the area of author and peer review services and to experiment with new approaches which further develop the author experience,” confirmed Philip Carpenter, Executive Vice President, Research, Wiley.


About F1000

F1000 (f1000.com) is a community of more than 10,000 biomedical experts who help scientists to discover, discuss and publish research.  F1000 offers:
F1000Research– an open science publishing platform for life scientists that offers immediate publication and transparent peer review, avoiding editorial bias and ensuring the inclusion of all source data.
F1000Prime– a servicewhich identifies and recommends important articles in biology and medical research publications.
F1000Workspace– a new research collaboration, reference management and authoring platform for scientists.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.