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Method Articles

Maximize the potential of your research by publishing a Method Article with F1000Research

Visibility and openness of research is essential for academic development and discovery. As well as the traditional Research Article, F1000Research offers a range of alternative publishing formats, including Method Articles, allowing you to gain credit for each step of your research journey.

Method articles describe a new experimental or computational method, test or procedure, and should have been well tested. This includes new study methods, substantive modifications to existing methods or innovative applications of existing methods to new models or scientific questions.

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Method Articles are typically written during the planning or data collection stage of research. Most Method Articles have the following structure: 

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Method Articles should include a Results section with results of validation, and all associated data should be provided
  • If full method validation has not been performed, a Use Cases section should be included with a description of how the method has been previously implemented
  • If the method has not been validated or previously implemented, authors should include a statement describing how the method is expected to be implemented by the research community, what value the method will add to the field and the expected value of peer review
  • Conclusions/Discussion

What are the benefits of publishing a Method Article on F1000Research?

  • Maximize the potential of your research data: Method Articles can be used to present both a new methodology or an update/modification for an existing method, and can be updated as the method is refined and tailored over time
  • Credit where it’s due: Publishing a Method Article offers an opportunity for researchers who developed the method to attain accreditation for their work.
  • Foster new collaborations across disciplines: Method Articles encourage reproducibility of research by providing a procedure that can be followed. Publishing your research openly and transparently makes it more discoverable, increasing opportunities for replication, reproducibility and future collaborations. 
  • Increase the discoverability of your research: Once your Genome Note has passed peer review, inclusion in ScopusPubMedGoogle Scholar and other major indexers will help it reach more readers. 
F1000Research

F1000Research

F1000Research, part of Taylor & Francis Group, is a fully open access publishing platform, offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent post-publication peer review, and editorial guidance on making source data openly available.

F1000Research advocates for transparency and reproducibility in research, and our unique publishing model supports this at every stage. Articles can be published rapidly, with post-publication peer review creating an open dialogue between authors and their research community.

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