PeerJ Factsheet
A one-page facts and stats PDF, to help when considering journal options with your co-authors.

Early career researcher benefits

PeerJ is a great option for early career researchers (ECRs)

Broaden your CV

Publishing in PeerJ opens up your research to a wider readership and broadens your CV
  • Publishing in 151 subject areas so a great fit for multi and interdisciplinary research.
  • Expose your research to a broader range of academics.
  • Reach your specific field audience through our subject pages.

Some researchers prefer to rotate between publishing in narrow field journals, and broad subject journals. PeerJ is an excellent broad subject publishing option.

Establish your reputation

PeerJ's innovative tools and open philosophy help you establish your reputation.
  • Multiple studies show that publishing in Open Access journals boosts citations. For more info jump to More citations section below.
  • We motivate you to share your article after publication, with proven techniques shown to boost citations.
  • Smart Twitter integration helps you make best use of the social network to help raise awareness of your work.
  • Your PeerJ profile pages lists all your publications, signed reviews and other activities.
  • We're always looking for ways to extend the reach of our published research - our Community Manager Sierra Williams even has a book on it.

Learn best-practice

PeerJ provides you with excellent tools, and best-practice guidance
  • Our peer-review system is designed to foster engaged, supportive, hands-on reviewing.
  • Along with your published article, we want you to experience best-practice peer-review, and learn from our techniques and workflows.
  • Excellent guidance provided for you, your reviewer and editor.
  • Learn the most effective ways to share your research with PeerJ's post-publication sharing tools.
  • Our blog and editorial content includes author interviews, publishing tips and guidance.

More citations

Boost the measurable impact of your work

Funder friendly

A growing number of funding bodies now mandate Open Access publication.

Open review optional

You decide if your review comments are published
  • You control whether your review history is published.
  • Make your final decision to publish your review history after acceptance (after you have seen all your reviewers' comments).
  • 80% of authors choose to publish their review history.
  • Read more about publishing your review history.