are pleased to announce that the Psoriasis Association has recently joined AMRC
Open Research, allowing our grant holders to publish their work on this rapid,
author-led, open publishing platform.
AMRC Open Research is the
open access publishing platform for work funded by AMRC (Association of
Medical Research Charities) member charities. Hosted and managed by F1000
Research, the platform was developed by a number of AMRC members to help
overcome some of the challenges with traditional publishing. It has been designed to
give researchers increased control over the publishing process and
provide an open, accessible home for all data and outputs from charity funded
researchers of publishing on AMRC Open Research are:
- Low cost - the article processing costs are low (£920 or less) compared to
other hybrid or open access journals. Nonetheless, to support charity-funded
research at a time when sharing findings quickly and openly has never
been so important, F1000 Research are waiving the article processing costs
until the end of 2020 and so publishing
is currently cost-free.
- Fast –
articles can be published within a week, and other research outputs can be
published within days.
– no editorial decisions are made based on the topic or perceived impact of the
work, meaning that negative and null results are encouraged. In addition, a
wide range of research outputs can be published, including protocols, methods,
data, notes, posters, slides, and documents.
– open, invited peer review by experts
follows publication and all comments, responses and revisions are
published alongside the article. This helps to bring constructive
discussion to the peer review process.
– source data is published alongside articles, helping to accelerate
- Open – everyone can
access the content on the platform, maximising the impact of published
How does it work?
articles: Articles are submitted through a single-page submission
system. Once the AMRC Open Research editorial team has carried out prepublication checks to ensure that all policies and ethical guidelines are adhered to and the article is accepted, it is published rapidly. Peer review by invited experts then takes place. The reports and names of the reviewers are published alongside the article, as well as the authors’ responses. Articles remain published regardless of the reviewers’ reports and authors are encouraged to respond openly to these reports and publish revised versions of their article if needed.
posters, slides and documents: Posters, slides and documents are also
submitted through a single-page submission
system. There are no author fees and publication is rapid. Posters, slides and documents receive a DOI
(digital object identifier) and are citable once they have been checked by the
AMRC Open Research editorial team.
How can I find out more or submit an article?
For more information on how to publish outputs from
Psoriasis Association funded research, please click here.
Please note that you will need to register
before you can submit your article or output.