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Gates Open Research
A platform for rapid author-led publication and open peer review of research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
What is it?
Gates Open Research is a scholarly publishing platform that makes research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation available quickly and in a format supporting research integrity, reproducibility and transparency. Its open access model enables immediate publication followed by open, invited peer review, combined with an open data policy.
How will it work?
All researchers funded by the Gates Foundation will be able to publish any research outputs and data they wish to share. Gates Open Research will follow the same publishing model that has been established for F1000Research over the past 4 years and adopted recently by a similar funder platform, Wellcome Open Research.
Why are we doing this?
Gates Open Research directly supports the Gates Foundation’s Open Access policy and data sharing initiatives. Research findings will be disseminated without delay, which is especially crucial during public health emergencies and crop losses caused by drought or pests.
When will it happen?
Gates Open Research is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2017. You can stay up-to-date with the latest developments by signing up for alerts.
The Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value and everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life. To solve the challenges of the 21st century, we must accelerate open access to high-quality research on health, education, and economic development. Gates Open Research is designed to ensure that the research we fund can be of immediate benefit to society.
Trevor Mundel
President of Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Do you have an article
to submit for the launch?

If you are a Gates-funded researcher and think you may have research suitable for publication in Gates Open Research, or just have a general query, do get in touch.

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