Publications


PeerJ publishes seven peer-reviewed journals.


PeerJ – the Journal of Life & Environmental Sciences (PeerJ)

Our flagship journal, PeerJ is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal in the Biological, Medical and Environmental Sciences. Indexed in PubMed, the Journal Citation Reports, Google Scholar, Scopus, Europe PMC and more.

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PeerJ Computer Science

Peer-reviewed Open Access journal covering all subject areas in computer science, with the backing of 300+ academic editors. As with the flagship biology and medical journal, PeerJ Computer Science is designed to select articles based on their scientific soundness only. It is both robustly peer-reviewed and Open access. Indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (with first Impact Factor in June 2020), Google Scholar, Scopus, Europe PMC and more.

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5 Chemistry journals launched Spring 2019:


PeerJ Physical Chemistry

PeerJ Physical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, publishing primary research and reviews in subjects including biophysical chemistry, molecular dynamics, electrochemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry. Indexed in Inspec and Inspec Analytics.

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PeerJ Organic Chemistry

PeerJ Organic Chemistry is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, publishing primary research and reviews in subjects including biochemistry, polymers, green chemistry, photochemistry, and synthetic organic chemistry.

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PeerJ Inorganic Chemistry

PeerJ Inorganic Chemistry is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, publishing primary research and reviews in subjects including cluster, organometallic, transition metal, supramolecular and solid-state chemistry.

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PeerJ Analytical Chemistry

PeerJ Analytical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, publishing primary research and reviews in subjects including atomic spectroscopy, omics technologies, separation science, spectroscopic analysis, and surface and structural imaging.

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PeerJ Materials Science

PeerJ Material Science is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, publishing primary research and reviews in subjects including additive manufacturing, bio- and bioinspired materials, smart materials, thin films, gels, alloys, ceramics, colloids, and porous materials. Indexed in Inspec and Inspec Analytics.

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PeerJ Preprints

A Preprint is a draft of an article, abstract, or poster that has not been peer-reviewed (similar to preprint servers that already exist e.g arXiv.org). Preprints have archival-standard DOI links and are Indexed in Europe PMC.

PeerJ is no longer publishing preprints. PeerJ Preprints is an archive of previously published preprints.

All published content will be fully accessible and archived by ourselves and our partners.

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Since our launch 7 years ago PeerJ has earned a reputation as a high-quality publisher that attracts and publishes world-class research.

7 Years of PeerJ publishing



Articles are selected for publication based only on a determination of scientific and methodological soundness, not on subjective determinations of 'impact,' 'novelty' or 'interest.' The highest standards are applied to everything we do, with an emphasis on research integrity; high ethical standards; constructive peer-review; exemplary production quality; and leading edge online functionality.

Editorial Criteria



All our peer-reviewed journals operate a 'membership' model in addition to the traditional article processing charge (APC). The low-cost memberships give researchers rights to publish with us (for free). Unless paying via the APC route, all authors on a paper must have a 'paid membership' and there are 3 membership levels, each conferring different rights. The three memberships are: Basic (which allows for publishing once per year); Enhanced (which allows for publishing twice per year); and Premium (which allows for publishing up to five articles per year). Each membership also includes other benefits as laid out on the pricing page.

Authors submit for free and can pay for a membership or Article Processing Charge (APC) at any point in time. However, by the time of publication all Authors must possess a paid membership or an APC must have been paid for the article. 'No questions asked' waivers are available for authors from certain countries. Editorial decisions are made by independent Academic Editors based on the merits of each submission - in no way does the membership or APC status affect editorial decisions.

Publishing costs



Our peer-reviewed journals accept submissions directly. Papers can be of unlimited extent, contain unlimited color images, and can include supplementary materials, however surcharges do apply for substantially long manuscripts (email for more information). We encourage Open Peer-Review - specifically, reviewers are encouraged to identify themselves when submitting their reviews; and authors are given the option to post the full peer-review history of their submission alongside their published article (a policy which has been successfully pioneered by The EMBO Journal).

All articles are published under an Open Access Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY, CC BY-NC, CC0 or Public Domain equivalent).

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