Gates Open Research will publish any research that has been funded or co-funded by the foundation. This includes different types of studies, data sets, negative/null results, case reports, incremental findings, as well as larger research articles with substantial analyses.
There will be no charge for authors. All publishing costs will be covered directly by the Gates Foundation, which will pay the service provider, F1000, a fixed charge (between $150 and $1000) per published article. F1000 will provide editorial, production and administrative support to authors throughout the publication and post-publication peer review process.
Are grantees of the Gates Foundation required to publish their research outputs on Gates Open Research?
No, grantees can continue to choose where they wish to publish their research as long as it meets the foundation’s Open Access Policy requirements
. However, we hope that the benefits of publishing on Gates Open Research, in particular the speed and ease of publication without hurdles, the transparency of the peer-review process, and the flexibility to publish a wide variety of research outputs, will persuade many grantees to consider this platform for their articles.