This is the first in a short series of video demonstrations of major features of F1000Prime. If you can’t wait for the next blog post, take a look at all our recorded demonstrations and webinars on the F1000 YouTube channel.
Setting up your F1000Prime homepage
F1000Prime can save you even more time in your reading and literature searching if you create a personalized homepage and email alert. The short set-up process starts by entering at least three keywords describing your research interests. The key words can be broad or specific – it doesn’t matter; just describe your interests in your own way and the technology behind F1000Prime suggests a few of approximately 300 total sections across biology and medicine that are likely to be relevant to your interests. The keywords and sections can always be amended.
Once registered or signed in to F1000Prime, you can see your personalized homepage and also receive an email alert – like a personalized table of contents across all of PubMed – with new content on your homepage.
Key features of your F1000Prime homepage
The left-hand article feed on your F1000Prime homepage consists of articles recommended in F1000Prime matched to your research interests. You can see the Faculty Member who most recently recommended the article and a preview of their recommendation comment.
The feed on the right-hand side includes articles matched to your research interests from all of PubMed. If you notice any irrelevant articles in your PubMed feed, use the ‘not relevant’ button to train the system. The more you use F1000Prime the more accurate the personalized articles recommendations will become.
You can save/follow articles in F1000Prime and PubMed, to be alerted to new recommendations of, and comments on, any article. All saved and followed articles are accessible from MyF1000 and in F1000Journal Clubs. You can, also, nominate an article indexed in PubMed for inclusion in F1000Prime if you feel it’s particularly important.
Your homepage also provides a list of Faculty Members you ‘follow’ and a list of recommended Faculty Members you might want to follow. Because we’re increasingly learning about our users’ research interests, we match these to the research interests of our Faculty Members – which we know a lot about already. Following a Faculty Member means you’ll be alerted to new recommendations or dissenting opinions they publish and any comments they make on other article recommendations. Your personal homepage also includes potentially relevant articles from our open access journal F1000Prime Reports. These articles provide commentary on the latest important advances across entire sections of F1000Prime.
In the next video and blog, we’ll be covering our intelligent SmartSearch feature.