Duke University becomes PeerJ Member, providing unlimited, APC-free publishing for their faculty

by | Jan 5, 2024 | Announcement, Company News, Membership

PeerJ welcomes Duke University to the AIMs program, meaning unlimited, fee-free publishing

We are thrilled to announce Duke University as our newest Institutional Member. Thanks to Duke joining our AIMs program, their faculty, staff and students can publish in any PeerJ journal without have to pay an APC. Any corresponding or admin/submitting author who submits to PeerJ with a valid Duke University email will be automatically eligible to use the membership; any faculty, staff or student member of the University with a different email address should contact authors@peerj.com and submit a request to use Duke’s Annual Institutional Membership.

One of the signature themes of Duke’s mission is putting knowledge in the service of society. This means making the fruits of Duke research available as broadly as possible — not just to researchers at places like Duke that have subscription access to scholarly literature via their libraries but to anyone who might benefit from the scholarship being done here.

Duke authors can find our more on their PeerJ page, or by watching the video below.

About AIMs

PeerJ Annual Institutional Membership (AIM) provides unlimited, frictionless OA publishing for institutional partners and their faculty. Simple to manage, easy to purchase and providing great cost saving opportunities, researchers will never have to worry about having to pay an APC, and librarians can say goodbye to the administrative overhead of dealing with payments on an article by article basis.

AIMs pricing is tiered and based on an institution’s publishing history in PeerJ’s journal portfolio. When a partner’s renewal is calculated, if the equivalent APC cost would have been less than the Membership fee, they can choose to carry over the difference towards their Membership renewal, or contribute to PeerJ’s Global Publishing Fund, which supports authors without the means to publish OA. AIMs simplify OA and are an important step towards a non-APC future of globally equitable access to read and publish open science.

Institutions who are interested in AIMs should contact PeerJ.

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