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Our mission is to give researchers the publishing tools and services they want with a unique and exciting experience.
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Our open access journals

Covering life, biology, medicine, and environmental sciences
3-year citation distribution 30 Days to First Decision
95th pct. – 18 cites
75th pct. – 9 cites
Median – 5 cites
25th pct. – 2.2 cites
* 3-year distribution is calculated from articles published between 30 and 36 months ago.
* 2-year JCR Impact Factor is 2.38. Read about responsible usage of the Impact Factor.
PeerJ Computer Science
Covering all subject areas in computer science
3-year citation distribution 35 Days to First Decision
95th pct. – 23.8 cites
75th pct. – 5 cites
Median – 2.5 cites
25th pct. – 1.8 cites
* 3-year distribution is calculated from articles published between 30 and 36 months ago.
* 2-year JCR Impact Factor is 3.09. Read about responsible usage of the Impact Factor.
Five open access journals dedicated to advancing chemistry

Recently cited

A rapid spread of the stony coral tissue loss disease outbreak in the Mexican Caribbean
Conservation Biology Ecology Marine Biology
28 citations · 3,259 views · 1,177 downloads
The timing mega-study: comparing a range of experiment generators, both lab-based and online
Neuroscience Psychiatry and Psychology
19 citations · 15,218 views · 2,309 downloads
Brain structural and functional changes in patients with major depressive disorder: a literature review
Psychiatry and Psychology Public Health Radiology and Medical Imaging
19 citations · 3,211 views · 691 downloads
A machine learning approach to automatic detection of irregularity in skin lesion border using dermoscopic images
Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision
11 citations · 1,608 views · 1,181 downloads
Cranial osteology of the Early Cretaceous turtle Pleurosternon bullockii (Paracryptodira: Pleurosternidae)
Evolutionary Studies Paleontology Taxonomy Zoology
6 citations · 1,567 views · 249 downloads
Epitope-based chimeric peptide vaccine design against S, M and E proteins of SARS-CoV-2, the etiologic agent of COVID-19 pandemic: an in silico approach
Bioinformatics Computational Biology Virology Immunology Infectious Diseases
22 citations · 4,475 views · 1,340 downloads
Comparing sediment DNA extraction methods for assessing organic enrichment associated with marine aquaculture
Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science Bioinformatics Ecology Marine Biology Molecular Biology
4 citations · 1,451 views · 545 downloads
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Editors and advisors

Advisors and Academic Editors at PeerJ are experienced researchers who are experts in their respective fields. As a general rule, Academic Editors must be at Principal Investigator level or above and have published 25 or more peer-reviewed journal articles. Editors are vetted before being appointed, and their decisions are overseen for consistency.

Full editorial board

Member institutions

151 institutions have a prepaid publishing arrangement with us, helping reduce publishing costs and making it easier for their researchers to publish Open Access.

University of Cambridge
Stanford University
Delft University of Technology
University of Pennsylvania
University College London
University of California, Berkeley

Partner societies

PeerJ works with major conferences and societies through sponsorships and curated collections to highlight societal member and conference delegate work. Collections are available for in-depth peer-reviewed research articles as well as conference abstracts.

WCMB World Congress on Marine Biodiversity
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
International Conference on Bioinformatics
German Conference on Bioinformatics
Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean
Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy
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