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F1000 to publish scicomm papers for free

SciCommAdBeing a scientist is about more than just research alone: there is publishing involved, teaching and outreach, and keeping on top of new developments in policy and data sharing issues. All these are themselves areas for study and analysis. For example, we’ve previously published papers about implementing journal clubs or about the accuracy of Google search results in medical diagnosis.

The study and documentation of such areas of science communication can be challenging to publish because it’s hard to find a suitable venue for these papers. As you can see from the examples above, we have already published such papers, and to make it extra clear that science communication papers are welcome at F1000Research we have created a new subject heading in the journal dedicated to science communication. We’ve already gone through our archives and have placed some of our existing papers in the science communication subject area, but we’d love to receive more!

To mark the launch of this new part of the journal, we are waiving the article processing charge on all science communication papers submitted in 2014. This includes papers about science education, all aspects around publishing, open data, science policy, social media, and other areas of communication relevant to science.

You can find out more about this new subject area on this page, read existing science communication papers in our archives, or learn about our publication model on the about page.

– See more at: http://blog.f1000research.com/2014/01/20/publishing-science-communication-papers-in-f1000research-free-in-2014/#sthash.NrrO93jz.dpuf


This January 20, 2014 article was reposted from the F1000 website. Click here for the original post.
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