F1000 evaluations

Towards the end of last year I was reading some Casey Bergman about why they left Faculty of 1000. Casey’s post is here: http://caseybergman.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/goodbye-f1000-hello-faculty-of-a-million/. A primary driver here is the lack of open access and I do have some sympathy with this point of view. However, this also reminded me that as a F1000 contributor, I am free to post my evaluations on my site. This is now what I will do here going forwards. I have no other affiliation to F1000 and many of the caveats raised in Casey’s blog post apply to me. I do not evaluate all articles I find appealing – I just don’t have time. I do try to get out those which make me think in a different way or remind me of important concepts that others might also benefit from a reminder about. As with the rest of this blog – we’ll see how this works out.


2 thoughts on “F1000 evaluations

  1. Dear David –

    I’m not sure it is OK to redistribute F1000 evaluations on another blog/website. The terms and conditions of F1000 (http://f1000.com/about/legal/termsandconditions) state:

    “You may not redistribute any of the content of this website or create a database in electronic form or manually by downloading and storing any such content without the prior authorization of F1000.”

    Do you have a link/email where it says you are free to post evaluations on your site?

    Best regards,

    • Hi Casey,
      Thanks for commenting. Maybe I am misreading this but on the F1000 terms and conditions page (http://contributor.f1000biology.com/about/terms) it states:

      >>>3. LICENCE
      Notwithstanding Clause 2.1, I acknowledge that the Publisher grants me a non-exclusive licence to:

      3.1 publish my comments as submitted to Faculty of 1000 Biology for any non-commercial purpose on a website of which I am the owner;

      3.2 publish my comments as submitted to Faculty of 1000 Biology for any non-commercial purpose on the website of any institute with whom I am directly associated;

      3.3 produce copies of my comments for personal, teaching or academic purposes by photocopying or downloading.

      My interpretation is that I “own” this page so according to 3.1 I can post comments here. The key point I guess is that I cannot post other people’s comments here, only my own. F1000 retain the copyright anyway.

      Best wishes,

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