Faculty of 1000

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Not to be confused with the open wheel class of Formula car racing Formula 1000, also known as F1000.
Faculty of 1000
Parent company Science Navigation Group
Founded 2000
Founder Vitek Tracz
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location London
Publication types reviews, scientific journals, posters, slides
Nonfiction topics Science
Official website f1000.com

Faculty of 1000 (abbreviated F1000) is a publisher of services for life scientists and clinical researchers.


Faculty of 1000 comprises three services:

  • F1000Prime publishes recommendations of articles in biology and medicine from a "faculty" of around 5,000 scientists and clinical researchers. The service covers 40 disciplines and around 3,500 journals. Each recommended article is given a star rating and a commentary explaining why the article was chosen. It previously existed as two sister sites, F1000 Biology, launched in 2002, and F1000 Medicine, launched in 2006. In 2010, these services were combined as F1000.com. The service obtained its current name in 2012.[1] When Faculty Members recommend an article for F1000Prime, they rate it as 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Exceptional' (equivalent to scores of 1, 2 or 3 stars, respectively). F1000Prime uses the individual scores to calculate the total scores for each article, which are used to rank the articles in each discipline. The F1000Prime score is an article-level metric, or altmetric, and is a potential indicator of the scientific impact of individual papers.[2]
  • F1000Research is an open access scientific journal covering the life sciences. Articles are published first and peer reviewed after publication by invited referees. The peer reviewer's names and comments are visible on the site. As part of its open science model, the data behind each article are also published and are downloadable. F1000Research publishes multiple article types including traditional research articles, single findings, case reports, protocols, replications, and null or negative results.[3] The journal has been criticized for unclear peer-review standards in relation to its inclusion in PubMed, but has since clarified how articles are indexed in the PubMed and PubMed Central databases.[4][5]
  • F1000Posters is an open access repository for posters and slide presentations in biology and medicine.[6]

Additionally, F1000 also run:

  • F1000 Specialists – An affiliate programme aimed at experienced users of F1000 services. F1000 Specialists receive in-kind rewards from F1000 in exchange for being a local representative and contact for one or more F1000 services at their organization.
  • F1000Journal Clubs - In 2014, F1000Prime introduced a new feature called F1000Journal Clubs, which is a software tool to organise and share journal club meetings.


Faculty of 1000 was founded by publishing entrepreneur Vitek Tracz in 2000.[7] The company is part of the Science Navigation Group, which also owns Web of Stories.


  1. ^ "The Charleston Advisor F1000Prime". The Charleston Advisor. The Charleston Company. 2014-01-01. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  2. ^ "F1000 evaluations are an indicator of future citation impact". Medical Research Council. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "About". F1000Research. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  4. ^ Anderson, Kent. "PubMed and F1000 Research — Unclear Standards Applied Unevenly". Scholarly Kitchen. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Lawrence, Rebecca. "F1000Research now visible on PubMed and PubMed Central". F1000Research blog. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "About/Contact - F1000Posters". F1000.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  7. ^ Rabesandratana, T. (2013). "The Seer of Science Publishing". Science 342 (6154): 66–7. doi:10.1126/science.342.6154.66. PMID 24092726. 

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