F1000Research article template

How to use this template

Please use this template for preparing your article for F1000Research in conjunction with our (author guidelines). You may not need to complete all the sections below depending on the article type. Please edit the sections below to add your article content and delete any sections that are not required for your article type.

Article title

The title should be detailed enough for someone to know whether the article would be of interest to them, but also concise. Please ensure the broadness and claims within the title are appropriate to the content of the article itself.


Please list all authors that played a significant role in the research involved in the article. Please provide full affiliation information (including full institutional address, ZIP code and e-mail address) for all authors, and identify who is/are the corresponding author(s).


Abstracts should be up to 300 words and provide a succinct summary of the article. Although the abstract should explain why the article might be interesting, care should be taken not to inappropriately over-emphasise the importance of the work described in the article. Citations should not be used in the abstract, and the use of abbreviations should be minimized.


The format of the main body of the article is flexible: it should be concise and in the format most appropriate to displaying the content of the article.

Materials and methods

Please provide a detailed account of the methods and materials used for the study in order to allow replication by other researchers. If you have used a standard protocol that is published elsewhere (e.g. Nature Protocols, Current Protocols), a reference may be used. Please include

  • the source of all samples, reagents, antibodies etc.

  • how samples were selectedwhat exclusions were made, if any;

  • what was being measured

  • for processed data, any software used to process the data and, where possible, the source code should be made openly available.

  • for laboratory animal studies, we recommend compliance with the ‘Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments’ (ARRIVE) guidelines, developed by NC3Rs to improve standards of reporting to ensure that the data from animal experiments can be fully scrutinized and utilized.

  • allowances made, if any, for controlling bias or unwanted sources of variability. Limitations of the datasets.

  • acronyms and abbreviations must be explained