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Open Research seminar series: Open publishing and peer review with Wellcome Open Research

Thu, May 23, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BST.

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This online seminar will introduce the open publishing and peer review model used by Wellcome Open Research, alongside other F1000-supported platforms, such as Gates Open Research, Open Research Europe, NIHR Open Research and F1000Research.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the publication requirements for Wellcome Open Research, and the workflows for submission, revision, and post-publication open peer review. It will provide advice for authors on how to address challenges in open access publication, and engage with the revision and peer review process that follows.

The seminar will also highlight several emerging trends in open publishing and research, including the use of pre-print servers, and the newly announced verified pre-print platform, VeriXiv – a partnership between F1000 and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The seminar will comprise a 15 minute talk, followed by Q&A and open discussion. Authors are encouraged to raise questions on all aspects of the publication process with Wellcome Open Research and LSHTM’s Open Research team.


The online seminar is open to all staff and students, including those at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM. External attendees are also welcome to attend. Please complete the registration form to receive an event link.


George Cooper is a Senior Associate Publisher at F1000, the open publishing platform provider for Wellcome Open Research. George has worked in academic publishing for over ten years, managing and developing publications in health sciences, global development, communication studies, cultural heritage and anthropology. Beyond his role at F1000, George is also completing a PhD at University College London’s Centre for Publishing, researching political censorship and knowledge equity in scholarly publishing, with a focus on China.

LSHTM Open Research seminar series

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