PeerJ to host GIGA III Collection and Award

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the conference output for the Third Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance Research Conference and Workshop (GIGA III) in a PeerJ Collection. The conference is being held Oct 19-21, 2018 in Curaçao.

In addition, PeerJ is excited to be acknowledging students and early career researchers by sponsoring a “Best Contribution Award” at the conference. The winner, who will be chosen by the participants and the conference organizing committee for having the best paper or presentation, will receive a complimentary PeerJ paper (upon submission and acceptance through our normal peer review system – a $1095 value) and an interview on the PeerJ site about their research.


PeerJ hosts a number of Collections for different research themes and conferences. All conference outputs (including articles, preprints, abstracts, presentations, etc) can be easily added to the Collection the moment they are published. In this way, the Collection can grow over time without any added delay. Learn more about why PeerJ is a great fit for publishing the proceedings of your next conference or symposia in this blogpost.

PeerJ publishes two Open Access, peer-reviewed publications: PeerJ serving the Biological, Medical and Environmental sciences and PeerJ Computer Science. Additionally we publish PeerJ Preprints which is an innovative ‘preprint server’ covering Biology, Medical, Environmental and Computer Science. PeerJ’s mission is to efficiently publish the world’s knowledge. We aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community, while improving the overall publishing experience and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century.

Questions about PeerJ Collections may be directed to Peter Binfield, Publisher at pete@peerj.com. Questions about PeerJ Awards may be directed to Sierra Williams, Community Manager at sierra.williams@peerj.com.