Seven years of publishing – take a look at our Top Cited papers

This week, we celebrate seven years of publishing! PeerJ – the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences has now published over 8,000 peer-reviewed articles — all open access for our millions of readers to discover. Seven years later and we are up to seven journals. Onwards and upwards 🎉!


Seven years of publishing! Take a look at our Top Cited papers.

With seven years of publishing under our belt (and seven peer-reviewed journals!), we have shown that open access publishing can be highly esteemed, affordable, and efficient. From building a strong reputation for rigorous science across subjects areas to demonstrating our commitment to transparency in scientific publishing, we are proud of what we have published and contributed.

In this time, we have amassed over 55,000 citations and 25,000,000 article views. And thanks to our dedicated community of Editors, Reviewers, and Authors, we look forward to publishing even more groundbreaking, high-quality science in 2020!

Read our Top Cited Papers of 2019


Roundup of last year’s PeerJ Award winners

From Best Poster to Best Presentation, PeerJ Awards were won by students and early career researchers exhibiting rigorous scientific effort throughout 2019. The PeerJ Awards were offered at conferences and workshops around the globe in fields ranging from biomembranes to paleontology.

PeerJ Awards generally include a free publication (upon acceptance) in one of our open access, peer-reviewed journals. Award winners are also featured on our blog with an interview about their research.

If you are organizing a conference or workshop in the future and would like to offer a PeerJ Award at your event, do get in touch – sierra.williams@peerj.com.

Interviews and the full listing of PeerJ Award winners


Call for Papers: Bio-inspired Deep Learning Image and Signal Processing Pipelines in Medical Oncology

We have recently launched a new Collection on Bio-inspired Deep Learning Image and Signal Processing Pipelines in Medical Oncology: From Radiomics to Pathomics for non-invasive oncological early diagnosis and outcome prediction.

This collection will bring together relevant peer-reviewed articles published in PeerJ Computer Science and PeerJ – the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences on deep learning methodologies in medical imaging, specifically looking at how to improve accurate diagnosis and precise treatment for cancer patients.

Read more about the Collection


PeerJ in the news: A new species of carnivorous dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni

Last month, we published “Cranial anatomy of Allosaurus jimmadseni, a new species from the lower part of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Western North America” by Daniel Chure​ and Mark Loewen.

The authors describe the new species of Allosaurus which was from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Western North America. A. jimmadseni came about 5 million years before A. fragilis and the study delves into how the Allosaurus changed over time.

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PeerJ Computer Science now indexed in Web of Science SCIE

PeerJ Computer Science is now officially included in Web of Science’s Science Citation Index Expanded database. The Science Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index and fully indexes over 8,500 major journals across 150 disciplines – 1988 to present.

Inclusion in the Web of Science SCIE also means that PeerJ Computer Science will receive a ‘2019 Impact Factor’ later next year. Whilst we believe that the individual research article is best assessed on its own merits, rather than the aggregate citation count for the entire journal, the indicator is still important for many researchers and a notable milestone for wider discovery.

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