Open Plus Books

Evolving research for knowledge communities

Open Plus Books is a new concept in book publishing created by F1000 and Taylor & Francis.

Fusing F1000’s open research technology and publishing process with the traditional books model, Open Plus Books reimagines open access book publishing for the 21st century researcher.

How do Open Plus Books work?

  • With Open Plus Books, authors can publish book chapters openly on an F1000 Platform within just a few days of submission. Chapters are published as standalone pieces, which can be updated, revised, and amended by the author at any time.

  • Open Plus Books are commissioned by Routledge or CRC Press editors, and book proposals receive both in-house and peer assessment before being contracted. Chapters have the same benefits and transparency as research articles published on the F1000 Platform, including rapid publication and open data. Authors can also choose for their chapters to undergo invited, transparent, post-publication peer review.

  • When all chapters are published on the platform and the author has completed any updates, the book will be published in its entirety in both print and open access eBook format under the Routledge or CRC Press imprints at Taylor & Francis.

  • Open Plus Books can be published alongside other research outputs on the platform, providing a unique opportunity to publish different research outputs in one, inter-disciplinary venue.

Open Plus Books is book publishing at its most flexible, so please invite researchers to contact us to discuss their project.

Want to learn more?

  • What is an Open Plus Book?

  • Features and benefits

  • Frequently asked questions

  • How to contact the Open Plus Books team

The Open Plus Books publishing process

Publishing process for books and chapters with Open Plus Books