Gates Open Research
What is Gates Open Research?
Gates Open Research publishes scholarly articles reporting any basic scientific, translational, applied and clinical research (including quantitative and qualitative studies) that has been funded (or co-funded) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Each publication must have at least one author who has been, or still is, a recipient of a Gates Foundation grant.
Articles must be original (not duplications). All research, including clinical trials, systematic reviews, software tools, method articles, and many others, is welcome and will be published irrespective of the perceived level of interest or novelty; confirmatory and negative results, as well as null studies are all suitable. See the full list of article types here.
All articles are published using a fully transparent, author-driven model: the authors are solely responsible for the content of their article. Invited peer review takes place openly after publication, and the authors play a crucial role in ensuring that the article is peer-reviewed by independent experts in a timely manner. Articles that pass peer review will be indexed in PubMed and elsewhere.
Gates Open Research is an Open Research platform: all articles are published open access under a CC-BY license; the publishing and peer-review processes are fully transparent; and authors are asked to include detailed descriptions of methods and to provide full and easy access to source data underlying the results to improve reproducibility.
How does publishing in Gates Open Research work?
All submissions to Gates Open Research start at the Submit your Research page, where authors will need to confirm their grant number.
There will be no charge for authors. All publishing costs will be covered directly by the Gates Foundation, which will pay the service provider, F1000, a fixed charge per published article. F1000 will provide editorial, production and administrative support to authors throughout the publication and post-publication peer review process.
Why is Gates Open Research only available to Gates Foundation grantees and employees?
The Gates Foundation is providing this platform to its grantees so they can easily comply with the foundation’s Open Access Policy. By using Gates Open Research, grantees can make their funded research available as soon as it is ready, undergo open peer review, increase the speed with which research is disseminated and enable the sharing of results across the scientific community.
For more information visit the Gates Open Research homepage.