PeerJ - the journal

Fully peer-reviewed and Open Access journal in the Biological, Medical and Environmental Sciences. Indexed in PubMed, the Journal Citation Reports, Google Scholar, Scopus, and more.

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PeerJ Computer Science - the journal

Peer-reviewed and Open Access journal covering all subject areas in computer science, with the backing of 300+ academic editors.

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PeerJ Preprints

Optional and free preprint server covering biology, life, environmental, and computer sciences that lets you rapidly gain credit and feedback from peers.

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Our mission is to make Open Access affordable, fast, and easier for researchers and institutions.

Lifetime Memberships

We started memberships because it shouldn't cost thousands to publish Open Access. If you publish frequently then see how you can benefit from a membership.

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Publishing can cost thousands in many comparable Open Access journals. Even subscription journals can charge thousands for figures.

PeerJ APC fees start at $895 and discounts provided for active reviewers.

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Institutional plans

Save on open access publishing fees for your institution with PeerJ. When your researchers come to us they'll be able to utilize discounted pre-paid plans quickly through automatic verification or manual approval.

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Supporting the community. We're giving back.

Each year we support dozens of academic and community events - small, large, innovative or traditional.

// Upcoming sponsorships

  • Future of Genomic Medicine - mar 2018
  • OCEANDOTCOMM - mar 2018
  • World Conference on Marine Biodiversity - may 2018
  • STELLA Unconference - may 2018
  • Galaxy Community Conference Bioinformatics Open Source Conference - jun 2018

// Recent

  • OpenCon Cambridge - nov 2017
  • Force11 Berlin - oct 2017
  • IEEE/eScience - oct 2017
  • European Congress of Arachnology - aug 2017
  • Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution Conf - july 2017

Tools for the community. We've open sourced code.

We build open source tools helpful to both academics (e.g. Paper Now) and general software development professionals.

PeerJ on GitHub

Get involved. Give a little time - get a lot back.

We need your help to make Open Access more affordable and easier for everyone. Volunteer to review with our reviewer matching service or spread the word in your department or community.

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