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F1000Research and INCF join forces to create digital, open-access community journal

Open science publishing platform F1000Research is working in partnership with the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) to create a dedicated, digital, open publishing solution for INCF's members and the expanding neuroinformatics community.

The new INCF Community Journal will provide an affordable, open publishing channel to capture research from the INCF Neuroinformatics Congress and workshops, plus research articles from the neuroinformatics field.

Articles will be published using F1000Research's immediate publication and transparent peer review model, without limitation on article size, type, or perceived impact.

The journal, which will be launched in August and will be the first of its kind for INCF, will also enable the organisation's congress and workshop attendees to share and publish academic posters and slides in one searchable domain.

Helena Ledmyr, Development Officer, INCF, said: "F1000Research offers us a unique opportunity to provide the neuroinformatics community with a publishing platform designed to make research and its underlying data openly accessible to everyone. The amount of data that can be generated in a typical neuroscience lab is growing at an amazing rate and the neuroinformatics community is working hard to facilitate the integration and sharing of this data in order to advance brain research.

"We believe that having a dedicated space to publish this research will help us meet INCF's goals of advancing understanding of the brain through collaborative research".

Michael Markie, Associate Publisher of F1000Research, said: "Having worked closely with the INCF for several years, it has become apparent that they would benefit from a publication of their own to capture all the exciting research that is coming out of the field. The INCF community has been growing year on year, and so it was the natural move to expand our existing relationship and provide them with the full services of F1000Research's publishing capabilities."

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director of F1000Research, said: "We are delighted to be collaborating with the INCF on creating and publishing the INCF Community Journal. F1000 and the INCF have always had closely aligned goals in wanting to find ways to enable the rapid dissemination of all types of research outputs, in particular the sharing of research data. We, therefore, look forward to working together to maximise the benefits we can bring to the neuroinformatics community through this important partnership."

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