Skip to content
How to Publish

Posters & Slides Guidelines

Posters and Slides Guidelines
In addition to articles that you would expect to find in traditional journals, Gates Open Research publishes scholarly posters and slides across all the fields funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, namely global health, global development and global policy and advocacy. Unlike articles, posters and slides are not peer reviewed in Gates Open Research. Gates Open Research also publishes documents.
We accept posters and slides in all languages; however, we do require that the metadata i.e. the title, the author’s names and affiliations, the description and the keywords are written in English.
We are happy to accept posters and slides that directly relate to previous publications, as well as those that are unpublished. If the work includes figures or tables used in a previously published paper and the publisher holds the copyright, authors need to ensure that they have permission from the journal to reuse those figures/tables. This needs to be done before submitting the poster or slideset.
Publishing standards and ethical policies
Posters and slides are not peer reviewed or edited before being posted on Gates Open Research. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that all research is conducted in accordance to international ethical standards for human and animal research. Authors of posters and slides must consult our policies, which reflect general good scientific practice and publishing standards.
Specifically, for any posters or slides that include information that can potentially identify an individual, authors must ensure that they have obtained written, informed consent from all patients or healthy participants (or their legal guardians for minors, or next of kin if the participant is deceased), confirming that the results and any accompanying images can be published. This includes large clinical datasets with direct or indirect identifiers (see this article for information), specific details about individuals, images and so on.
If a poster or slideset contains any identifiable images of individuals, authors must include a statement confirming that they have permission to publish these images. If the poster or slideset contains any clinical images or identifiable data then they must include an explicit consent statement under a separate heading of the ‘Consent’ section (we suggest: “We confirm that we have obtained permission to use [images/data] from the participants/patients/individuals included in this presentation”). Please also state the conditions under which the permission was obtained.
Alternatively, if no consent for publication was required (e.g. the data has been anonymised), then this should be clearly stated and a note should be added confirming that such alterations have not distorted scientific meaning.
Gates Open Research will not accept content of an advertorial nature. The purpose of the submitted material must be for the dissemination of scholarly information. We also do not accept posters of conference abstracts, or just the conference abstracts alone.
File Formats
Currently, we accept scholarly posters in PDF format and slides in PPT/PPTX and PDF formats.
Currently, posters and slides are published under a CC-BY 4.0 license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and leaves the copyright with the current copyright holder (usually the author or their institution).
Persistency of posters and slides
Posters and slides published on Gates Open Research will receive a digital object identifier (DOI).
Once submitted, posters and slides will be published immediately on the Gates Open Research platform. After a quick editorial check that the poster or slideset meets the scope of Gates Open Research, it will be assigned a permanent DOI and can then be formally cited.
Once the content has been published and assigned a DOI (usually within one working day of submission), the content cannot be removed from the platform.

Are you a Gates-funded researcher?

If you are a previous or current Gates grant holder, sign up for information about developments, publishing and publications from Gates Open Research.

You must provide your first name
You must provide your last name
You must provide a valid email address
You must provide an institution.

Thank you!

We'll keep you updated on any major new updates to Gates Open Research

Sign In
If you've forgotten your password, please enter your email address below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password.

The email address should be the one you originally registered with F1000.

Email address not valid, please try again

You registered with F1000 via Google, so we cannot reset your password.

To sign in, please click here.

If you still need help with your Google account password, please click here.

You registered with F1000 via Facebook, so we cannot reset your password.

To sign in, please click here.

If you still need help with your Facebook account password, please click here.

Code not correct, please try again
Email us for further assistance.
Server error, please try again.