Taylor & Francis Acquires F1000 Research

Move will help strengthen Taylor & Francis' capabilities in open access and open research and will extend its range of innovative publishing services.

The academic publisher Taylor & Francis (part of Informa plc) has acquired open research publisher F1000 Research Ltd.

In 2013 F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform, combining the opportunities offered by technology with a desire to identify new ways to validate and share research.

F1000 Research also provides fully managed, open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions, including Wellcome, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Health Research Board Ireland and to other scholarly publishers such as Emerald Publishing.

Taylor & Francis will provide investment, expertise and ongoing support to enable F1000 Research to continue to develop its range of publishing services, supporting continued innovation in scholarly communication and accelerating impact across the whole research ecosystem.

"The addition of F1000 Research significantly strengthens and extends our capabilities in open research and broader publishing services. It also brings with it a strong culture of innovation and challenging the status quo. This will be invaluable as we evolve to meet the research needs of the 21st century; offering options to create the impact needed to convert research into solutions quickly".
Annie Callanan, Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis.

Source: Taylor & Francis