AMRC Open Research is an exciting new open access publishing platform being set up by 23 Association for Medical Research (AMRC) member charities, including National Eye Research Centre, in partnership with F1000.  This platform is designed to enable our researchers and collaborators to publish any research funded by National Eye Research Centre.

Aisling Burnand, chief executive of AMRC, explains the benefits of open access publishing

AMRC Open Research will use a model that lets researchers take control of the publishing process – publishing what they want, when they want. Articles and the source data underlying the findings are published Open Access within a few days of submission, followed by transparent, invited peer review.  This model supports constructive debate, encourages reproducibility, and reduces research waste, all of which help maximise the value, impact and reach of National Eye Research Centre's funding.

AMRC Open Research will also publish posters, slides and documents which, unlike articles, are not peer reviewed, but will be fully citable.

What are the benefits of publishing in AMRC Open Research?

  • Wide range of outputs accepted – from standard research articles to data sets, brief new insights, case reports, protocols, confirmatory or null/negative results, etc. – across all the topic areas funded by the 23 participating charities.
  • Immediate publication followed by open, invited peer review – allowing for rapid dissemination of your research findings without delay.
  • Enables you to meet Open Access and data sharing requirements automatically.
  • Transparency encourages fairer peer review.

We very much hope that you will consider publishing in AMRC Open Research when it opens for submissions later in the year. In the meantime, please visit the website for more information and to register your interest in receiving updates, or get in touch with any questions. Over the coming months we and our colleagues at F1000 will be reaching out with more information about the platform and about webinars and meetings at which you will be able to find out more.

You can also read more about AMRC Open Research in a news article and a blog published by AMRC and a blog published by F1000