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About PeerJ

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

PeerJ publishes seven open access journals

We publish impactful research. Since 2013 we've published over 13,000 articles, peer-reviewed by our international Editorial Boards of over 2,000 respected academics.

Authors love publishing with us, enjoying our industry leading customer service and our unique submission and peer review platform. Over 95% of authors recommend us. We pride ourselves on providing developmental peer review with quick turnaround times.

All reviews of published articles are made public. This includes manuscript files, peer review comments, author rebuttals and revised materials. Note: For submissions created before 13 February 2023, authors were able to opt-opt of publishing their peer review history. Peer reviewers are encouraged (but not required) to provide their names to the authors when submitting their peer review. If they agree to provide their name, then their personal profile page will reflect a public acknowledgment that they performed a review (even if the article is rejected). If the article is accepted, then reviewers who provided their name will be associated with the article itself.

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2024 Press Releases

March 8th, 2024

Innovative Open Research Publisher PeerJ Joins Taylor & Francis

February 23rd, 2024

New study identifies potential gene targets for management of cassava whitefly, key vector of viral diseases threatening African food security

February 15th, 2024

MEOW or ROOAAAR - Exotic Cats' Ability to Recognize Familiar Caregivers' Voices

2023 Press Releases

November 23rd, 2023

Study shows advanced footwear technology positively impacts elite sprint performances

November 15th, 2023

New scientific study reveals the crucial role of herbivorous fishes and sea urchins in restoring Caribbean coral reefs

November 14th, 2023

New study reveals surprising insights into feeding habits of carnivorous dinosaurs in North America

November 2nd, 2023

The influence of media narratives on microplastics risk perception revealed

October 12th, 2023

Toward a global scientific consensus: identifying vulnerable marine ecosystems through imagery

September 29th, 2023

Climate change and carnivores: shifts in the distribution and effectiveness of protected areas in the Amazon

September 27th, 2023

Optimization of oil industry wastewater treatment system and proposing empirical correlations for chemical oxygen demand removal using electrocoagulation and predicting the system’s performance by artificial neural network

September 12th, 2023

Overwhelmingly positive response to new Institutional Membership model, says PeerJ, as they welcome five new members

September 12th, 2023

Developing bottom drifters to better understand the stranding locations of cold-stunned sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts

September 7th, 2023

New study reveals global patterns in marine fish body size and trophic traits with latitude and depth

August 8th, 2023

Bighorn sheep associations: understanding tradeoffs of sociality and implications for disease transmission

July 26th, 2023

Western science catches up with First Nations’ medicinal use of ant honey

July 17th, 2023

New Study Uncovers Taxonomic Breakthrough in the Common Ophiuroid Ophiothrix angulata (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)

July 14th, 2023

New Study Demonstrates the Potential of Diseased Coral Parents in Restoring Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease-Affected Species

July 12th, 2023

2018–2022 Southern Resident killer whale presence in the Salish Sea: continued shifts in habitat usage

July 6th, 2023

Village dogs match pet dogs in reading human facial expressions

June 23rd, 2023

A New Species of Early Toothed Whale

June 13th, 2023

PeerJ announces Open Advances, a new journal series to address the world’s biggest challenges by unlocking Open Access

June 1st, 2023

Integrating Robotics into Wildlife Conservation: Enhancing Predator Deterrents through Innovative Movement Strategies

May 31st, 2023

Spinosaur Britain: multiple different species likely roamed Cretaceous Britain

May 18th, 2023

PeerJ announces a new Open Access model and the University of Bath as their first institutional partner

May 2nd, 2023

Accelerating coral reef science: building consensus around the assessment and interpretation of Symbiodiniaceae diversity

April 27th, 2023

Estimating the impact of new high seas activities on the environment: The effects of ocean-surface macroplastic removal on sea surface ecosystems

April 24th, 2023

If it Pays to be a Jerk, Why Isn’t Everyone That Way?

April 10th, 2023

Giant, swimming mouths: Oral dimensions of extant sharks do not accurately predict body size in Dunkleosteus terrelli (Placodermi: Arthrodira)

March 13th, 2023

Evaluation of DNA metabarcoding for identifying fish eggs: a case study on the West Florida Shelf

March 8th, 2023

Mezcal worm in a bottle: DNA evidence suggests a single moth species

February 24th, 2023

Is the middle Cambrian Brooksella a hexactinellid sponge, trace fossil or pseudofossil?

February 10th, 2023

Completing the long-standing puzzle of biodiversity: How ecology can help us identify missing pieces

February 3rd, 2023

New study has important implications for survival of the critically endangered Kākāpō parrot

February 3rd, 2023

Decline in wild bee species richness associated with honey bee abundance in an urban ecosystem

February 2nd, 2023

New research turns what we know about bird window strikes inside-out

2022 Press Releases

December 22nd, 2022

Opening the black box of bird-window collisions: passive video recordings in a residential backyard

November 25th, 2022

Trends and biases in African large carnivore population assessments: identifying priorities and opportunities from a systematic review of two decades of research

October 7th, 2022

Can Cats and Coyote Co-Exist?

September 27th, 2022

PeerJ Launches first PeerJ Hub in partnership with IABO

September 21st, 2022

New York City coyotes do not need to rely on human food

August 18th, 2022

Assessing the Toxicity of Reddit Comments

June 15th, 2022

A large predator from the Pyrenees

June 9th, 2022

Europe’s largest land predator found on the Isle of Wight.

May 17th, 2022

Forecasting the effects of roads and railways on endangered tigers

May 16th, 2022

Komodo National Park is home to some of the World’s Largest Manta Ray Aggregations, new study shows

May 3rd, 2022

A new 225-million-year-old reptile from Brazil

April 21st, 2022

PeerJ signs agreement with Western University to provide Three Year Publishing Memberships for their faculty

April 7th, 2022

Fish-like marine reptile buried in its own blubber in Southern Germany 150 million years ago

April 7th, 2022

A new basal ichthyosauromorph from the Lower Triassic (Olenekian) of Zhebao, Guangxi Province, South China

March 24th, 2022

PeerJ signs agreement with University of Sussex - the first UK institution to join their new Three Year Membership Program

March 22nd, 2022

PeerJ signs deal with the International Association for Biological Oceanography to launch first PeerJ Hub

March 15th, 2022

New Sabre-Tooth Predator Precedes Cats by Millions of Years

February 3rd, 2022

Scholarly journals have never sufficiently rewarded peer-reviewers - PeerJ introduces an innovative program to reward contributors with genuine benefits

February 1st, 2022

Two new species of potentially invasive hammerhead flatworms from Europe (France and Italy) and Africa (Mayotte)

January 11th, 2022

Iowa State University joins UC Berkeley and University of Ottawa in PeerJ Membership Pilot to provide Open Access publishing from as little as $80.

2021 Press Releases

August 18th, 2021

New records of a lost species and a geographic range expansion for sengis in the Horn of Africa

June 7th, 2021

A new giant sauropod, Australotitan cooperensis gen. et sp. nov., from the mid-Cretaceous of Australia

April 19th, 2021

Geology and taphonomy of a unique tyrannosaurid bonebed from the upper Campanian Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah: implications for tyrannosaurid gregariousness

January 25th, 2021

Description and rediagnosis of the crested hadrosaurid (Ornithopoda) dinosaur Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatuson the basis of new cranial remains

2020 Press Releases

September 25th, 2020

Native milkweed cultivars planted by members of the public can support monarch butterflies and bees in urban gardens

September 7th, 2020

African wild dogs have a vestigial first digit and muscular adaptations for life on the run

August 24th, 2020

New species of Cretaceous brittle star named in honour of Nightwish vocalist

April 23rd, 2020

PeerJ appoints Director of Communities

2019 Press Releases

October 15th, 2019

PeerJ publishes first peer-reviewed chemistry articles

June 17th, 2019

Global commodities trade and consumption place the world’s primates at risk of extinction

April 18th, 2019

Why language technology can’t handle Game of Thrones (yet)

April 3rd, 2019

Gorillas gather around and groom their dead

January 15th, 2019

Open Access publisher PeerJ launches five new peer-reviewed journals in chemistry

2018 Press Releases

December 19th, 2018

The oldest large-sized predatory dinosaur comes from the Italian Alps

November 13th, 2018

Most Complete Enantiornithine Bird Fossil from North America

July 24th, 2018

Satellite tag study reveals Philippine waters are incredibly important for endangered whale sharks

July 24th, 2018

Bigfoot was a dinosaur

July 5th, 2018

Some of the world’s poorest people are bearing the costs of tropical forest conservation.

June 15th, 2018

Primates in peril: Our closest living relatives are facing an extinction crisis

May 30th, 2018

The smallest biggest theropod dinosaur

May 22nd, 2018

Giant invasive flatworms found in France and overseas French territories

March 28th, 2018

Monterey Bay Aquarium study finds sea turtles use flippers to manipulate food

February 1st, 2018

PeerJ marks 5th anniversary with editorial model reboot

January 11th, 2018

New turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam

2017 Press Releases

December 12th, 2017

Native fish species at risk following water removal from the Colorado River

December 11th, 2017

Scientists urge endangered listing for cheetahs

December 5th, 2017

UC Davis researchers collaborate on a census of microbial life on the International Space Station

October 24th, 2017

PeerJ announces expansion of its open access mega-journal to include Environmental Sciences

October 10th, 2017

Researchers map the illegal use of natural resources in the protected Brazilian Amazon

October 3rd, 2017

Ancient petrified salamander reveals its last meal

August 29th, 2017

An alternative to wolf control to save endangered caribou

August 29th, 2017

Woolly rhino neck ribs provide clues about their decline and eventual extinction

July 4th, 2017

Gigantic crocodile with T. rex teeth was a top land predator of the Jurassic in Madagascar

June 27th, 2017

The Blue-winged Amazon: A new parrot species from the Yucatán Peninsula

June 6th, 2017

New data for old bones: How the famous Cleveland-Lloyd dinosaur bone bed came to be

May 30th, 2017

Corals in peril at a popular Hawaiian tourist destination due to global climate change

May 23rd, 2017

Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North America

May 17th, 2017

Time flies: Insect fossils in amber shed light on India’s geological history

May 16th, 2017

New Zealand’s mainland Yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken

March 7th, 2017

First underwater video footage of the True´s beaked whale

February 21st, 2017

Seven new species of Night Frogs from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot including four miniature forms

February 7th, 2017

A new species of gecko with massive scales and tear-away skin

January 31st, 2017

Boxer crabs acquire anemones by stealing from each other, and splitting them into clones

2016 Press Releases

August 22nd, 2017

A potential breeding site of a Miocene era baleen whale

November 15th, 2016

Three new species of miniaturized tropical salamanders are already endangered

October 4th, 2016

Extensive Deep Coral Reefs in Hawaii Harbor Unique Species and High Coral Cover

August 31st, 2016

The great elephant census reports massive loss of African Savannah elephants

July 18th, 2016

PeerJ launches a free jobs board for academic positions

June 30th, 2016

UK author and collaborator APC relief at PeerJ

June 14th, 2016

Discovery of a new mating position in frogs

May 10th, 2016

PeerJ Announces the Formation of the “PeerJ Preprints Advisory Group”

May 10th, 2016

Northern Galápagos Islands Home to World’s Largest Shark Biomass

May 4th, 2016

First-of-its-Kind Global Analysis Indicates Leopards Have Lost Nearly 75 Percent of Their Historic Range

April 12th, 2016

Swarming Red Crabs Documented on Video. Findings Represent New Southernmost Range for Species

April 5th, 2016

Architecture of the sperm whale forehead facilitates ramming combat

March 22nd, 2016

Researchers identify a single bacteria that grows 60 percent better on the International Space Station than on Earth

February 23rd, 2016

Untangling the Spider Tree of Life

February 2nd, 2016

Ship noise extends to frequencies used by endangered killer whales

January 19th, 2016

First Study of Arthropods in U.S. Homes Finds Huge Biodiversity

2015 Press Releases

November 10th, 2015

Scientists measure the “beauty” of coral reefs

October 19th, 2015

PeerJ announces new ‘APC’ option – a single low payment for full open access publication

September 22nd, 2015

New Research Finds that People Emit Their Own Personal Microbial Cloud

August 4th, 2015

Flexible vocalisations in wild bonobos show similarities to development of human speech

July 21st, 2015

‘Next-gen’ DNA sequencing of non-invasively collected hair expands the field of conservation genetics

June 23rd, 2015

Discovery in the US of the New Guinea flatworm - one of the worst known invasive species

June 12th, 2015

Can inhaled oxygen cause cancer?

June 4th, 2015

Seven new miniaturized frog species found in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest

May 26th, 2015

One to Ovoid? Using 3D printing, researchers can study what causes birds to reject eggs with greater precision and repeatability

April 28th, 2015

Endangered corals smothered by sponges on overfished Caribbean reefs

April 13th, 2015

A sex difference in competitiveness even among the fastest runners

April 9th, 2015

New Evidence for Combat and Cannibalism in Tyrannosaurs

April 7th, 2015

Brontosaurus is back! The iconic long-necked dinosaur was not Apatosaurus after all

February 3rd, 2015

PeerJ aims to speed up the pace and openness of Computer Science publishing with launch of new journal PeerJ Computer Science

January 13th, 2015

Sizing up the giants that live in the ocean. Research team corrects inaccuracies and elucidates measurements for 25 marine species.

2014 Press Releases

November 18th, 2014

Unexpected cross-species contamination in genome sequencing projects

September 30th, 2014

Smithsonian Scientists Discover Coral’s Best Defender Against an Army of Sea Stars

September 16th, 2014

What’s for dinner? Rapidly identifying undescribed species in a commercial fungi packet

September 2nd, 2014

Researchers Find Asian Camel Crickets Are Now Common in U.S. Homes

September 2nd, 2014

Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley

August 19th, 2014

Sequencing at Sea – performing real-time DNA sequencing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

August 12th, 2014

Is empathy in humans and apes actually different?

August 12th, 2014

The Maldives and the whale shark: the world's biggest fish adds value to paradise

July 17th, 2014

Birdsongs automatically decoded by computer scientists

June 24th, 2014

New Research Finds that Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome

June 24th, 2014

Facelock: a new password alternative which plays to the strengths of human memory

June 12th, 2014

Tiny plants ride on the coattails of migratory birds

June 12th, 2014

Chimpanzees Spontaneously Initiate and Maintain Cooperative Behavior

June 3rd, 2014

Notifying speeding mariners lowers ship speeds in areas with North Atlantic Right Whales

April 3rd, 2014

Public exposure leads to an increase in corrections to the scientific record

March 25th, 2014

Neck ribs in woolly mammoths provide clues about their decline and eventual extinction

March 11th, 2014

Researchers show that bold baboons learn to solve tasks from other baboons

March 4th, 2014

Discovery in France of the New Guinea flatworm - one of the 100 worst invasive alien species in the world

February 27th, 2014

System-wide analyses have underestimated protein abundances and the importance of transcription in animals

February 18th, 2014

Asian elephants reassure others in distress

February 11th, 2014

With the addition of Stanford, 20 universities have now entered into an Institutional Arrangement with PeerJ

January 14th, 2014

A brief visit to a neighbourhood induces the social attitudes of that neighborhood

2013 Press Releases

December 10th, 2013

Europe's Rarest Orchid Rediscovered on 'Lost World' Volcano in the Azores

November 19th, 2013

Publish Open Access for free until end of the year in PeerJ

November 11th, 2013

Announcing unlimited free publishing in PeerJ Preprints

October 22nd, 2013

High school student discovers skeleton of baby dinosaur

October 1st, 2013

Scientists who share data publicly receive more citations

September 10th, 2013

UC Berkeley and the University of Cambridge enter into Institutional Arrangements for PeerJ publishing plans

September 10th, 2013

Positive emotion influences a depressive-to-happy state and increases life satisfaction

September 5th, 2013

New study shows scientific reproducibility is hampered by a lack of specificity of the material resources

August 13th, 2013

Study finds 'ray' wings sold to consumers includes vulnerable species & can be mislabeled

July 16th, 2013

The Line Islands Collection – Microbial dynamics of coral reef robustness and decline

April 10th, 2013

PeerJ Announces the First Institutions to Provide lifetime publishing plans to their Faculty

April 8th, 2013

PeerJ selected for indexing by PubMed Central (PMC), PubMed and Scopus

April 3rd, 2013

PeerJ Launches 'PeerJ Preprints' a new 'Preprint Server' for the Biological and Medical Sciences

April 2nd, 2013

Diversification in ancient tadpole shrimps challenges the term 'living fossil'

March 12th, 2013

What impact does a day of roller derby have on our skin microbiome?

March 5th, 2013

Viruses: More Survival Tricks than Previously Thought

February 19th, 2013

How the whale got its teeth

February 12th, 2013

PeerJ Publishes Its First Articles

February 12th, 2013

Study Shows Consumers Have Few Negative Reactions to the Results of Genetic Testing for Cancer Mutations

February 12th, 2013

Cognitive Scientists Advance the Art of Magic with a Study of Penn & Teller’s 'Cups and Balls' Illusion

2012 Press Releases

November 27th, 2012

Open Access journal PeerJ opens for submissions starting December 3rd

June 12th, 2012

New open access publisher introduces innovative business model - Pay once, publish for life