Repository: Gates Open Research

Full Name: Gates Open Research
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Description: Gates Open Research is a platform for rapid author-led publication and open peer review of research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Accepted Content Types: Journal articles, Preprints
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Contact: Emails available on this page
Disciplinary Scope: 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.
Keywords: Gates, Open Research, F1000
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Platform: Custom F1000 software
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 314
Repository Type: Multidisciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 6/15/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Article processing charges, covered by funding agency
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Ownership Type: Funding organisation (funder)
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
User Committees: Yes : The Gates Open Research Advisory Board comprises individuals who have a strong interest in open research and improving the way research findings are disseminated.
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Only needed for submission
Functional Description: Yes via FAQ
Interoperability: Yes via API
Metadata Formats: No
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier, Publication/deposition date, Author name(s), Abstract, Author affiliation(s), Funder acknowledgement(s), Subject category, Full-text content, Institution, Competing interests, Referee (name, affiliation, referee report), commenter (name, text, affiliation), study type, article type
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Available for free upon request
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: Request to platform or author needed
Persistence of Content: Preprints permanently archived in Portico
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Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : Sciwheel, EndNote, Ref. Manager, Bibtex, ProCite and Sente
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (including annotation plug-ins)
Endorsement Local function Yes : Via Peer Review Process of the website
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar, Prepubmed, Europe PMC, SciLit
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Prepubmed
Indexing/Search Europe PMC
Indexing/Search Scilit
Metrics Local function Downloads, Views and Google Scholars Citations are visible to everyone
Metrics Altmetric
Peer Review Local function Yes : Peer review of articles published in Gates Open Research takes place after publication; once the article is published, expert reviewers are formally invited to review. The peer review is administered on behalf of the authors by the editorial team, and authors are asked not to contact the reviewers directly.
Revision and Follow-up Local function Yes : On the website we can follow the worflow of the review of the article
Text Mining Local function Yes
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: Word doc, RTF
Accepted Content Languages: English (articles); Accepts posters and slides in all languages (metadata and description must be in English)
Accepted Content Level: Primary and secondary research
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Associated Journal: Gates Open Research
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Journal Submission: Restricted - manuscript can only be published in journal linked to server
Licensing: Authors must use CC BY license
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Community moderation via commenting
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Beforehand : Data is available (if applicable), Code is available (if applicable), Text overlap detection, All authors notified, One author affiliated with Gates, Legal compliance, Ethical compliance
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI, each version receives its own DOI and own non-DOI citable identifier
Remaining Indrawn Item: Basic information remains on a tombstone page
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to 1 week
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version. All version are archieved and visible for readers.
Who can Deposit?: Each publication must have at least one author who has been, or still is, a recipient of a Gates Foundation grant
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Contravention of copyright, plagiarism, false or inaccurate content, ethical and legal issues