Wiley-Blackwell joins the Faculty of 1000 Affiliate Program

Serving the world's research and scholarly communities, Wiley-Blackwell is the largest publisher for professional and scholarly societies and the latest publisher to join the F1000 Affiliate Program as an affiliate publisher.

Designed to give the scientific community easier access to F1000 evaluations, the F1000 Affiliate Program offers scientific societies and publishers free access to selected evaluations rated by the F1000 Faculty. Existing affiliates include the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), The Royal Society and The Physiological Society.

As an F1000 Affiliate Publisher, Wiley-Blackwell will offer their readers free access to a selection of F1000 evaluations of Wiley-Blackwell journal articles. Several journals published by Wiley-Blackwell, including the FEBS Journal, Journal of Zoology, and New Phytologist, will select up to three F1000 evaluations of articles from their journal which will be posted on the journal's website each month.

F1000 is a unique online service that ranks the top 2% of biomedical articles across an array of specialist fields. Articles are selected by the international F1000 Faculty Members, who have been nominated by their peers as highly respected experts in their chosen fields. The Faculty uses a unique rating system to identify the highest quality papers and give these papers a rating of Recommended, Must Read or Exceptional, which corresponds to F1000 Factors of 3, 6 and 9, respectively.
In addition to enabling free access to F1000 evaluated Wiley-Blackwell journal articles, Wiley-Blackwell will also reproduce the F1000 Factor beside the relevant articles on the journals' websites.

Commenting on the F1000 Affiliate Society and Publisher Program, Melanie Thomson Divisional Marketing Manager, Life Sciences at Wiley-Blackwell said: "The F1000 Affiliate Program enables us to offer our readers expert evaluations of articles published in our journals. We look forward to working with F1000 in the future."
Drawing on the expertise of over 10,000 leading clinicians and researchers, F1000 provides expert commentaries on the latest scientific developments in the fields of Biology and Medicine, not only highlighting the best articles, but explaining why they are important. The F1000 service also features 'Hidden Jewels' - papers from lesser known journals that rank highly among F1000 experts.

To find out more about Faculty of 1000 or the F1000 Affiliate Society and Publisher Program please contact Eleanor Howell on +44 (0)20 7631 9129 or email press@f1000.com. For more information visit http://f1000.com.


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• About Faculty of 1000: Faculty of 1000 is a unique online service that helps you stay informed of high impact articles and access the opinions of global leaders in biology and medicine. Our distinguished international faculty select and evaluate key articles across these fields, providing a rapidly updated, authoritative guide to the life science literature that matters.

• About Wiley-Blackwell: Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world's leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols. For more information, please visit www.wileyblackwell.com or our new online platform, Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), one of the world's most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources, covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities. Contact at Wiley-Blackwell for press enquiries: Jennifer Beal, jbeal@wiley.com (Tel: +44 (0)1243 770633).

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