Reviews and awards



PeerJ CS awarded the DOAJ seal for Open Access

DOAJ, September 2016



PeerJ awarded the DOAJ seal for Open Access

DOAJ, June 2015


Will a low-cost, user-friendly open access journal steal the traditional publishers’ lunch?

Times Higher Education, March 2014

What I liked most about PeerJ ... is how PeerJ staff treated me in a friendly, human way... I have never seen articles looking that good graphically.

Author Review (Daniel Graziotin), March 2014

PeerJ is a handsome journal and easy to browse. ... a real attraction is what PeerJ calls academic contribution, a score that authors earn based on their activity across the journal.

[PDF] The Charleston Advisor, January 2014


PeerJ has worked hard to break with print publishing traditions. It is one of a few online journals I have seen that show that it was born digital.

The Library Journal, December 2013

Winner of the 2013 ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation - "the whole structure is strikingly different to existing publishing models"

ALPSP, September 2013

Named as one of the Top 10 Educational Technology Innovators of 2013 - "open-access, peer-reviewed publishing platform offers a cheaper and faster alternative"

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2013


A low-cost open-access journal aims to modernise the act of publication.

Times Higher Education, 21 June 2012

PeerJ, Tim O'Reilly-Backed Open Access Journal, Challenges Academic Publishing Giants

Huffington Post, 12 June 2012

Journal offers flat fee for 'all you can publish'

Nature volume 486, page 166a, 12 June 2012

New Open Access Journal Lets Scientists Publish 'til They Perish

Science news, 12 June 2012

New OA Journal, Backed by O'Reilly, May Disrupt Academic Publishing

Library Journal, 12 June 2012

New and exciting kid on the block: PeerJ

Scientific American - A Blog Around the Clock, 12 June 2012

Pay (less) to publish: ambitious journal aims to disrupt scholarly publishing

Ars Technica, 12 June 2012

New Publishing Venture Gives Researchers Control Over Access

The Chronicle, 12 June 2012

Scholarly Publishing 2012: Meet PeerJ

Publishers Weekly, 12 June 2012

New front in "open access" science publishing row

Reuters, 12 June 2012

Somewhere along the way, the business of academic journals got stupidly misaligned with their raison d'etre.

PandoDaily, 12 June 2012


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I told my colleagues that PeerJ is a journal where they need to publish if they want their paper to be published quickly and with the strict peer review expected from a good journal.
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