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New initiative allows Diabetes UK researchers to easily share their work

Research in the lab is helping to develop new treatments

As a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), Diabetes UK researchers have a new way to share their work with the scientific community that’s low cost, fast, and transparent.

We want to make sure that the research we fund benefits people with diabetes as soon as possible. Supporting our researchers to publish their research quickly, and in a way that is open and transparent, will help to make sure their work has maximum impact.

AMRC Open Research is an open access publishing platform for researchers funded by AMRC member charities, like Diabetes UK. It offers several advantages over tradition academic publishing. It gives researchers increased control over the publication process by removing traditional barriers and delays to publication. Articles can be published within a week, and other research outputs can be published within days.  A wide range of research outputs can be published, including protocols, methods, data, notes, posters, and slides. Invited peer-review by experts follows publication and all comments, responses and revisions are published openly alongside the article. Most importantly, the platform is open, meaning everyone can access all the content on the platform for free, including the public. 

To support charity-funded medical research at a time when sharing findings quickly and openly has never been so important, article processing charges are being waived for a limited time. After this free period, article processing charges will be lower than most academic journals.

Kamini Shah is Head of Research Funding at Diabetes UK. She said:

“The AMRC Open Research platform is a new way for our research community to share the full range of their research outputs openly, quickly and with more people. We hope that all of our researchers take the opportunity to publish on the AMRC Open Research platform and maximise the impact of their work.”

Learn more about AMRC Open Research.

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