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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. – 19.3 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 2.98. 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. – 11.6 cites
75th pct. – 6 cites
Median – 4 cites
25th pct. – 2 cites
* 3-year distribution is calculated from articles published between 30 and 36 months ago.
* 2-year JCR Impact Factor is 1.39. Read about responsible usage of the Impact Factor.
Five open access journals dedicated to advancing chemistry

Recently cited

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
30 citations · 5,825 views · 1,669 downloads
Computational analysis of microRNA-mediated interactions in SARS-CoV-2 infection
Bioinformatics Computational Biology Genomics Virology Infectious Diseases
44 citations · 4,385 views · 983 downloads
Effects of outdoor ranging on external and internal health parameters for hens from different rearing enrichments
Agricultural Science Animal Behavior Veterinary Medicine Zoology
11 citations · 1,319 views · 408 downloads
How caged salmon respond to waves depends on time of day and currents
Animal Behavior Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science Marine Biology
6 citations · 1,841 views · 329 downloads
The timing mega-study: comparing a range of experiment generators, both lab-based and online
Neuroscience Psychiatry and Psychology
27 citations · 17,197 views · 2,692 downloads
Predicting CoVID-19 community mortality risk using machine learning and development of an online prognostic tool
Epidemiology Evidence Based Medicine Global Health Infectious Diseases Public Health
14 citations · 1,960 views · 491 downloads
Expression of collagen type 1 alpha 1 indicates lymph node metastasis and poor outcomes in squamous cell carcinomas of the lung
Bioinformatics Oncology Respiratory Medicine Surgery and Surgical Specialties Medical Genetics
3 citations · 377 views · 171 downloads
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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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