F1000 has announced the launch of Health Open Research. This is an expansion of the former Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Open Research publishing venue.

AMRC Open Research enabled researchers funded by one of AMRC’s member charities to share all their research outputs in a transparent and accessible way. This allowed their peers to build on findings, policymakers to have fast and full access to research that should inform their decision making, and for the public to see the results of the research that they may have funded and that could affect them. The launch of Health Open Research expands the remit to include all researchers working in health, medicine, and social care and to other health research organisations, nationally and internationally.

Health Open Research is now open for submissions from researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in health, medical and social care research across the world. It provides a dedicated space for researchers to publish all their research findings openly, in a way that helps to minimise duplication and waste and maximise the potential for real world impact for patients. All articles are published open access under a CC-BY license

Covering all three stages of the research process – cause, cure & care – Health Open Research welcomes submissions across all areas of health, medical and social care research including:

  • Basic scientific, translational, applied and clinical research, including quantitative and qualitative studies, in all areas of health and disease.
  • Collaborative, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research including public & patient involvement, comorbidity and multimorbidity studies.
  • Health and healthcare related research including implementation science, observational studies and clinical trials, health systems and health services research.
  • Health economics, public health, social care, health promotion, health policy and practice, ethics (including patient data) and health training.

For information on how to submit your research, please visit the Health Open Research website.