F1000Prime Reports is migrating!

Faculty-Reviews-image1Since January 2009, F1000 Faculty Members have expanded on the literature coverage of F1000Prime by writing concise, peer-reviewed reviews on emerging concepts and recent advances in biology and medicine. These articles were published in the open-access journal F1000Prime Reports until now. However, in order to enable these articles to benefit from the unique open-access, open peer-review, open data publishing machinery behind F1000Research and to streamline publishing efforts, these reviews will be published in a dedicated channel called F1000 Faculty Reviews on the F1000Research publishing platform from now on.

From this new channel, you will be able to keep track of new articles published constantly by ‘tracking’ the channel, using the ‘tracking’ button on the channel page once signed in. The older F1000Prime Reports articles remain fully accessible on the F1000Prime URL, and a link to this archive also exists on the new Faculty Reviews channel.

You can read a more in-depth blog on the switchover on the F1000Research blog. In the meantime, thanks to all of our Faculty for their continued support and excellent writing!

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Harmless porn, gluten fuss, and Darwin’s legacy: the F1000 Twitter round up!

The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 feed this week, as well as interesting picks from the science Twittersphere.

It’s a bank holiday weekend in the UK this weekend, and Memorial day weekend in the US – enjoy the long weekend if you have one!

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EMBO announces 2015 new members

EMBO today announced its new members for 2015. EMBO is an organization that aims to promote excellence in the life sciences, with over 1700 leading researchers. Among the 58 researchers honoured as members today, we are pleased to say that eight of these are F1000 Faculty. Please join us in congratulating these Faculty Members and all newly elected members today!

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Sweet genes, sword & shield, and active Parkinsons: the F1000 Twitter round up

The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 feed this week, as well as other interesting picks from around Twitter.

Have a great weekend!

And elsewhere on Twitter…
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Working smart, the key to a bigger brain, and PTSD dropout: the F1000 round up!

The trending article recommendations on the @F1000 feed this week, as well as other interesting picks from around Twitter.

Have a great weekend!

And elsewhere on Twitter…
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Alan Hall

Alan HallWith sadness, we mark the passing of Alan Hall, Head of the Cell Biology Faculty since the beginnings of F1000 in 2001. Alan was the Chairman of the Cell Biology Program at Sloan-Kettering, as well as editor in chief of the Journal of Cell Biology. He was best known for his discovery that Rho, a Ras-related GTP-binding protein, was a molecular switch critical to actin filament activation, a finding that shook up the field of cell motility at the time.

We at F1000 send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues. ASCB has published a touching memorial for Alan here.

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Work smart with Workspace, our new platform for writing papers

Yesterday we launched F1000Workspace, the most significant update to the F1000 suite of services to date. It offers scientists a comprehensive suite of software and services to write and collaborate on papers, annotate and share references and articles, as well as easily discover and save relevant new articles. Even better, it allows you to access your references and notes from any internet-ready computer or laptop. F1000Workspace

All current F1000 subscribers will have full access to the new F1000Workspace, including the reference management and annotation tools, and a powerful plugin for Microsoft Word. The new browser plugin allows you to easily save and annotate references as you browse while the Word plugin gives you fast access to your library of references as you write. You can even search PubMed, view F1000Prime recommended articles and get smart citation suggestions all without leaving Word.

F1000Workspace annotator

The F1000Workspace annotator

Over the past months, (Associate) Faculty Members, F1000 Specialists and F1000 subscribers have been helping us test a beta version of the platform (thank you!), and their feedback has been very encouraging. Here’s what a few of them said.

    “The platform elegantly integrates my web-based research and publication needs, without the bloat and excess of existing reference managers. I am recommending the platform to all my scientific colleagues.”
    ~ Richard Cho – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    “I find the browser plug-in really useful so that with one click, I can add any article that I read to my database. The red ‘F’ button acts a good reminder to add any article that I read. I will no longer have to add them months later when I’m writing a paper.”
    ~ Fiona Russell, PhD, Postgraduate Research Associate – Kings College London

We are very proud of the F1000Workspace platform but would love to get your thoughts on it, so please go and test it for yourself. Have a play around, set up a project, collect some references, annotate some articles, search PubMed from within Word, and invite co-authors to discuss and interact! You can get started by following this link: http://f1000.com/work

As always, we’re happy to answer any questions so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Royal Society/National Academy of Science New Fellows and Members 2015

Last week, the Royal Society announced its New Fellows for 2015. In the same week, the National Academy of Sciences announced its New Members and Foreign Associates. Both are highly prestigious and coveted honours, with eminent and celebrated scientists in their ranks. With this in mind, we are extremely pleased to announce that a number of F1000 Faculty have been elected to these prominent ranks – congratulations to all!


Royal Society New Fellows 2015

Ben Davis, Chemical Biology Faculty Member
Annette Dolphin, Cell Biology Faculty Member
Michael Häusser, Neuroscience Faculty Member
Philip Maini, Physiology Faculty Member

National Academy of Science New Members

Steven Kliewer, Cell Biology Associate Faculty Member
Randall Moon, Cell Biology Faculty Member
Joachim Messing, Genomics & Genetics Faculty Member
Warren Leonard, Immunology Faculty Member
Marlene Behrmann, Neuroscience Faculty Member
Julian Schroeder, Plant Biology Faculty Member

National Academy of Science New Foreign Associates

Jonathan Jones, Plant Biology Section Head
Satyajit Mayor, Cell Biology Faculty Member
Shigekaz Nagata, Cell Biology Faculty Member
Nancy Ip, Neuroscience Faculty Member
Reinhard Jahn, Neuroscience Faculty Member

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On the road again – #F1000Tour

May not represent our actual mode of transportation.

May not represent our actual mode of transportation.

We regularly visit our users and other scientists in their institutes or at conferences. Since we have a lot of visits coming up, in five countries, it’s time again for an “F1000 tour” post, so you can find out exactly where we’ll be the coming weeks. This post will be updated throughout May as more details become available for some of the later destinations.

If you would like us to visit your institute to give a talk, please get in touch, especially if you’re within easy travel distance of London or New York City.


May 5/6 – The Future of Scholarly Scientific Communication (London) – Michael Markie attending

May 6/7 – Médecins Sans Frontières Scientific Day (London) – Michael Markie attending, F1000 sponsoring poster prize and hosting posters

May 8 – Manchester Life Sciences PhD Conference (Manchester) – Eva Amsen attending, F1000 at exhibit and sponsoring flash talk

May 18 – University of Southampton – Talk by Maaike Pols (Drop-in Lunch at noon, Biological Sciences, Building 85)

May 19 –Stem Cells @ Lunch talk at King’s College London – Talk by Eva Amsen

May 19 – MRC-LMCB (London) – Talk by Kathleen Wets and Michael Markie

May 19 – FuturePub (London) – Demo by Eva Amsen

May 21 – NYU Postdoc Symposium (New York City) – Roundtable discussion with Kinga Hosszu and Cesar Berrios-Otero

May 26/27 – Retreat of Department of Neurosciences at the Pasteur Institute (Paris) – Talk by Maaike Pols

May 27 (subject to change) – Rutgers University (Newark)Talk by Kinga Hosszu and Cesar Berrios-Otero

June 9 – ENP Graduate School of Neuroscience career event (Paris) – Workshop by Maaike Pols

June 9 –Symposium: Will our journals go extinct? Future perspectives in scholarly publishing, University of Regensburg – Talk by Eva Amsen

June 11 – MMCS Symposium Signalling Hubs (Vienna) – Panel discussion with Eva Amsen

June 12 – BOKU (Vienna) – Peer review workshop by Eva Amsen

June 12 – University of Vienna – Talk by Eva Amsen (16:45, Lecture hall 8, Center of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

June 14 – SLA Annual Conference, Bioscience Vendor Lunch (Boston) – Talk by Kinga Hosszu

June 18 – University of Bonn – Talk by Michaela Torkar, at Life Science Informatics, B-IT group

June 18/19 – Annual PhD Symposium of CRBM-CNRS (Montpellier) – Talk by Eva Amsen

June 19 – UCL Neuroscience Symposium (London) – Talk by Kathleen Wets


Train image by Ben Brooksbank via Wikimedia Commons.

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Rashad Massoud: public health in action

Rashad Massoud has been a Faculty Member in the Public Health faculty since 2005. He visited the F1000 offices last week, and spoke to us about his public health work for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) around the globe. He advocates applying the science of epidemiology in order to strengthen and improve systems in lower-middle income countries.

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