KEY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES: PeerJ and PeerJ PrePrints.
CORE MARKETS/CLIENTELE: Researchers in the fields of biological and medical sciences.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 10
HISTORY AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR COMPANY/PUBLISHING PROGRAM: PeerJ was launched in February 2013 to establish a highly credible, scientifically sound, peer-reviewed OA journal for as low a cost as possible. We wanted to show the world that it doesn’t have to cost thousands, either through subscription charges or OA fees, to publish quality science. Our authors truly value the fact that they can publish with us at low cost and high speed, whilst we take pride in the high-quality submission and transparent peer-review process their research undergoes.
PeerJ provides academics with two Open Access publication venues: PeerJ (a peer-reviewed academic journal) and PeerJ PrePrints (a “pre-print server”). Both are focused on the Biological and Medical Sciences. Q&A + annotations provide a second route to gaining credit for knowledge-share.
PeerJ starts at $99 — for lifetime publishing, and public PeerJ PrePrints are free to publish. It is always free to read, download, and reuse PeerJ articles.