A new open publishing platform with benefits for all

Michelle Bendix
Jun 21, 2018 · 3 min read

The Association of Medical Research Charities have partnered with F1000, an organisation which works to transform the way science is communicated, to provide a new publication platform. The platform, called AMRC Open Research, is available to 23 UK-based medical research charities, including Parkinson’s UK.

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This new way of publishing will help all results of research funded by these organisations to be quickly published for all to see. This will provide significant benefits to researchers and those affected by removing traditional barriers and delays to publication, making research results freely available in a matter of days.

What does this mean for researchers?

Researchers funded by the participating charities will be able to share any aspect of their research results they wish in an immediate and transparent way.

AMRC Open Research will also be a member of Open Research Central, allowing the platform to enable collaborative work funded or based at more than one of the organisations to publish their work. This encourages a level-playing field for all outputs.

Nicola, a Parkinson’s researcher says:

What does this mean for people affected by Parkinson’s?

Expert peer review reports will be published alongside the articles, which will allow those interested in the research results to understand the quality of the charity funded research.

And the many people involved in raising valuable funds for these charities will be able to see the results of all their hard work more easily.

Lesley, a person affected by Parkinson’s says:

What next?

This is a really exciting time for research, but one of the challenges to delivering new and better treatments faster is the time it can take to publish results.

This new publishing platform will help to ensure that all results of research studies funded by participating charities can be rapidly and widely shared to accelerate the progress of research.

AMRC Open Research will open for submissions later in the year. In the meantime, sign up for updates.

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Michelle Bendix

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Senior Research grants officer, Parkinson's UK

Parkinson’s UK

Get the latest research news, discover more about Parkinson’s and read about how others are getting involved. For information and support, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk

Michelle Bendix

Written by

Senior Research grants officer, Parkinson's UK

Parkinson’s UK

Get the latest research news, discover more about Parkinson’s and read about how others are getting involved. For information and support, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk

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