Tackling some of the trials and tribulations of a researcher

Rebecca Lawrence

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F1000 Research is a new Open Access publishing program in biology and medicine from Faculty of 1000 (F1000) that is redefining scientific publishing through immediate publication, open peer review post-publication, and mandatory data deposition. This completely transparent approach is demonstrating how the whole publication process can be rapidly sped up. It also highlights that through implementation of a mandatory data deposition policy together with explanation of the reasons and benefits of such an approach, every author to-has provided their full data for publication.