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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

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Covering life, biology, medicine, and environmental sciences
3-year citation distribution 30 Days to First Decision
95th pct. – 21 cites
75th pct. – 9 cites
Median – 5 cites
25th pct. – 3 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.
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PeerJ Computer Science
Covering all subject areas in computer science
3-year citation distribution 35 Days to First Decision
95th pct. – 25.4 cites
75th pct. – 3 cites
Median – 2 cites
25th pct. – 1 cite
* 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

Uncovering the species diversity of subterranean rodents at the end of the World: three new species of Patagonian tuco-tucos (Rodentia, Hystricomorpha, Ctenomys)
Biodiversity Genetics Taxonomy Zoology
10 citations · 1,937 views · 307 downloads
RIdeogram: drawing SVG graphics to visualize and map genome-wide data on the idiograms
Bioinformatics Data Science Graphics Visual Analytics
31 citations · 3,725 views · 894 downloads
The impact of artificial intelligence in medicine on the future role of the physician
Ophthalmology Radiology and Medical Imaging Human–Computer Interaction Data Mining and Machine Learning Data Science
29 citations · 6,039 views · 1,337 downloads
Paenibacillus strains with nitrogen fixation and multiple beneficial properties for promoting plant growth
Agricultural Science Microbiology
12 citations · 1,296 views · 779 downloads
Unprofessional peer reviews disproportionately harm underrepresented groups in STEM
Ethical Issues Science and Medical Education
17 citations · 40,090 views · 4,431 downloads
Sarcopenia in male patients with head and neck cancer receiving chemoradiotherapy: a longitudinal pilot study
Clinical Trials Epidemiology Kinesiology Oncology Otorhinolaryngology
4 citations · 1,003 views · 273 downloads
A multiplex centrality metric for complex social networks: sex, social status, and family structure predict multiplex centrality in rhesus macaques
Animal Behavior Zoology Computational Science
5 citations · 1,494 views · 459 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.

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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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