Author Testimonials

With many journals we’d still be waiting for our first round of reviews. With PeerJ the whole process, from submission through revisions, to acceptance, took only 45 days.

Akira O’Connor, lecturer in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at St Andrews University, lead author on “The awareness of novelty for strangely familiar words: a laboratory analogue of the déjà vu experience.”

I think that the fact that PeerJ is an open access journal was really instrumental in getting our findings disseminated so quickly, and to a wider audience.

Lydia Hopper, Research Scientist at the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, first author on “Dissecting the mechanisms of squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) social learning.”

I felt as a partner in every step of the process. The people at PeerJ are very passionate about publishing! I was very surprised that I got replies to my emails sometimes within minutes, even over the weekend.

Maikel Rheinstädter, laboratory for Membrane and Protein Dynamics lab at McMaster University, corresponding author on “The structure of people’s hair.”

The submission was incredibly straightforward and user friendly. It is certainly something that positively distinguishes PeerJ from other journals. As said, we experienced a very positive review process: it was very quick, professional and comprehensive!

Davide Foffa, PhD student in GeoScience at the University of Edinburgh, first author on “The cranial osteology of Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos (Crocodylomorpha: Metriorhynchidae) from the Middle Jurassic of Europe.”

The ease and speed of the process really allowed me to spend more time doing research, rather than fussing around with format changes and etc. Also, the research money I would have spent on publishing fees elsewhere will now be used for actual research. From my experience, publishing with PeerJ has been more efficient, more cost-effective, and just as thorough.

Kevin Burgio, Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut, author on “Nest-building behavior of Monk Parakeets and insights into potential mechanisms for reducing damage to utility poles.”

Submitting to PeerJ was a very smooth process, with helpful staff and a remarkably quick turnaround at all stages.

Mary Jane Epps, postdoctoral researcher in the Dunn Lab, lead author on “Too big to be noticed: cryptic invasion of Asian camel crickets in North American houses.”

I enjoyed my experience published with PeerJ. The staff are very friendly and work quickly. The academic editor and reviewers were extremely constructive and professional. I was genuinely shocked by how fast I received a first decision on my manuscript. As an early career scientist, it is critical for me to get papers out in a timely manner, so the fact that the turn-around was so fast is a huge plus!

Lindsay Waldrop, postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina, author on “Scaling of olfactory antennae of the terrestrial hermit crabs Coenobita rugosus and Coenobita perlatus during ontogeny.”