Coming soon

UCL Child Health Open Research

A platform for rapid, author-led publication and open peer review of any research focusing on child health from UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

What is it?

UCL Child Health Open Research is a scholarly publishing platform offering the immediate publication of research from all research groups at UCL focussing on child health, including the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH). The platform supports research integrity, reproducibility and transparency by using an open access model that incorporates open, post-publication peer review, alongside an open data policy.

How will it work?

All authors affiliated with UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health as well as other University College London (UCL) researchers studying child health, will be able to publish any research or data they wish to share. The platform will use the same model that has been established for F1000Research and Wellcome Open Research.

Why are we doing this?

UCL Child Health Open Research will ensure that any child health research at UCL, ranging from traditional impactful research to small, negative or confirmatory findings, can be published without barriers and in a way that supports reproducibility and meets the open access policies of UCL.

When will it happen?

UCL Child Health Open Research is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2017. You can stay up-to-date with the latest developments by signing up for alerts.

Professor Rosalind Smyth CBE FMedSci

The mission of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is to improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement. UCL Child Health Open Research will support this mission by ensuring that every part of this research can be published and reaches the widest possible audience, maximising the impact of our work.

Professor Rosalind Smyth CBE FMedSci
Director, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Do you have an article to submit for the launch?

If you are a UCL-affiliated researcher and think you may have child health research suitable for publication in UCL Child Health Open Research, or just have a general query, do get in touch.

See our Article Guidelines
See answers to some Frequently Asked Questions