PeerJ brings an exciting and refreshing model of scientific dissemination. I am very pleased to be part of the PeerJ initiative.Karl Friston, Past President of the “International Organization of Human Brain Mapping”, Professor of Imaging Neuroscience/Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, Faculty of Brain Science, University College London.
The availability of PeerJ as an open access journal deserves all of our support. The mode of publication is obviously unique and will hopefully find broad support.Harald zur Hausen, 2008 Nobel-Prize for Medicine; past Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg; past EiC of the International Journal of Cancer. Professor of the University of Freiburg & the University of Heidelberg.
I am excited about PeerJ and predict that it will be successful as academics around the world recognize its unique value. I recommend my colleagues to join and to have their papers published there (and made available Open Access).Uta Francke, Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Past President of both the "American Society of Human Genetics" and the "International Federation of Human Genetics Societies."
PeerJ is just what's needed: serious attention to methods, ethics of reviewing, and demonstrated quality of empirical research, spin discouraged.Patricia Adair Gowaty, Professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCLA. Previous President of the "Animal Behavior Society" and Vice-President of the "American Ornithologists Union".
It's easy to forget that technological revolutions also demand business model revolutions. I was really struck by PeerJ's business model, which seems to have a deep insight into the real motivations of researchers, and could provide a truly new approach to science publishing.Tim O'Reilly, Founder of O'Reilly Media and leader in the free software and open source movements. Tim is on the board of PeerJ.
It's exciting to see a new entrant to the Open Access publishing scene with a truly innovative business model - the flexibility of payment options that PeerJ offers to authors should encourage more researchers to choose to make their articles openly available.Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).
Scholarly communication is changing, and the PeerJ business model is an interesting one that may accelerate that change and therefore deserves attention. PeerJ is disruptive and furthers the goals of open access.Phil Bourne, Professor of Pharmacology, UCSD. Co-director of the Protein Data Bank; recipient of the Jim Gray e-Science award; and recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award.
Clearly PeerJ is taking the open access publication model further than it has ever gone before. I'm impressed at the planning and thought in the PeerJ model, in the founding team, and in the possibilities promised by the company.John Wilbanks, Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (the world's largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship); Founder of Consent to Research and until 2011, the Head of Science at Creative Commons.