After more than a year of discussion and planning, ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy recently signed an agreement with F1000 to create a new publishing platform that adopts the publisher's innovative open research methodology and technology.
A generous, sustaining donation from ANS member Sushil C. Jain, will allow ANS to bring this plan from idea to reality. All content published on the new ANS F1000 Platform will be free and open to the public. Both organizations are willing to start this critical step forward, bringing ANS scholarly publications into the future.
Making research freely available to everyone, reading without fees or subscriptions, is the concept behind open research publishing. This style of knowledge-sharing offers tangible benefits to both authors and consumers. Authors who make their research available on open research Platforms receive more visibility, which can lead to more citations and greater influence. Thanks to open research, consumers have the benefit of ease of access to the latest information.
F1000's open research publishing model offers researchers the opportunity to share any sound research output. Platform submission allows for rapid publication of research, thereby accelerating the dissemination of knowledge and the pace of discoveries. Open, post-publication peer review aims to promote the transparency and rigor of the review and revision process, further promoting transparency and improving the quality of peer review discourse. Once published, all content on the ANS F1000 Platform will be available to researchers, teachers, journalists — anyone and everyone — free of charge. Subject to successful applications, research that passes peer review will be indexed in major databases, once successful applications are made, such as Scopus.
Alongside the ability to publish any research and support all stages of the research journey, aiding further discovery and knowledge building, the bespoke ANS F1000 Platform will feature Gateways (a dedicated space on the Platform for each division) and Collections (compilations of related research).
The ANS F1000 Platform will require up to six months to build, with a target launch date of early 2023. The ANS Publications Department staff will provide updates to the membership while the new Platform is built in consultation with F1000.
Visit https://think.f1000.com/nuclear-science-and-technology-open-research/ to learn more about the Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research Platform.Click here to read the original press release.