PeerJ awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal

PeerJ is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal. The DOAJ only award the seal to “journals that adhere to an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice”, so we are honored to be recognised in this way.


To be awarded the DOAJ Seal journals must fulfil a set of criteria related to accessibility, openness, discoverability, reuse and author rights. Our inclusion in DOAJ, and the award of the seal, signals to both our authors and readers that we adhere to the highest level of openness with generous use and reuse terms and author rights.

Among other reasons, PeerJ has been awarded the DOAJ Seal because we:

  • have an archival and preservation arrangement in place with CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and Portico
  • provide permanent DOI identifiers in the published content
  • provide article level metadata to DOAJ
  • embed machine-readable CC licensing information in article level metadata
  • allow reuse and remixing of content in accordance with a CC BY 4.0 license
  • have a deposit policy registered in SHERPA/RoMEO
  • allow the author to hold the copyright without restriction.

Thousands of authors choose us for good reasons – and our high level of openness is an important reason for this. We are honored to be recognised for our work in this area by the DOAJ, and combined with a high quality publishing experience at low cost for authors we believe we offer our authors a perfect venue for publishing their research.

Why not join thousands of happy authors and submit your next article to PeerJ too?

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