Repository: Wellcome Open Research

Full Name: Wellcome Open Research
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Description: Wellcome Open Research provides all Wellcome researchers with a place to rapidly publish any results they think are worth sharing. All articles benefit from rapid publication, transparent peer review and editorial guidance on making all source data openly available.
Accepted Content Types: Journal articles, Preprints
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Contact: Emails available on this page
Disciplinary Scope: Biomedical science, population health, applied research, humanities and social science.
Keywords: Medicine, Biology, Health, Wellcome
Launch Date: 2017
Platform: Custom F1000 software
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 967
Repository Type: Multidisciplinary
Service Pricing: Yes
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 6/14/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Article processing charges, covered by funding agency
Countries: <a href="">United Kingdom</a>
Owner Full Name: Wellcome Trust
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Ownership Type: Funding organisation (funder)
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
User Committees: Yes : 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: Openly available via API
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: None
Persistence of Content: Preprints permanently archived in Portico
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Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : Mendeley, Sciwheel, EndNote, Ref. Manager, Bibtex, ProCite, 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 : Articles are published first and peer reviewed after publication by invited referees. The peer reviewer's names and comments are visible on the site.
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
Writing/Formatting Overleaf
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: Word doc, RTF, LaTeX via Overleaf template
Accepted Content Languages: English (for articles); Accepts posters and slides in all languages (metadata and description must be in English)
Accepted Content Level: All article types (primary and scecondary research), editorials
Accepted Supplementary Content: Additional materials that support the key claims in the paper but are not absolutely required to follow the study design and analysis of the results, e.g. questionnaires, supporting images or tables, can be included as extended data; descriptions of the materials and methods should be in the main article
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Associated Journal: Wellcome Open Research
Availability of Associated Content: If you are describing new software, please make the source code available on a Version Control System (VCS) such as GitHub, BitBucket or SourceForge, and provide details of the repository and the license under which the software can be used in the article.
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), All authors notified, Author has Wellcome grant, Legal compliance, Ethical compliance. Competing interests, All authors consent to posting, Funder acknowledgement, Clinical trial registration, Data, code availability statement
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 available for readers.
Who can Deposit?: Only member of Wellcome can post on the platform
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Contravention of copyright, plagiarism, false or inaccurate content, ethical and legal issues