Innovative Open Research Publisher PeerJ Joins Taylor & Francis

by | Mar 8, 2024 | Announcement, Company News

Leading research publisher Taylor & Francis has announced the addition of PeerJ, a pioneer in broad-scope open access (OA) journals.

PeerJ is best known for its multidisciplinary flagship title PeerJ Life & Environment serving the Biological, Medical and Environmental Sciences and PeerJ Computer Science (covering all areas of computer science, including AI, quantum, and robotics). In addition, PeerJ offers five titles in the Chemical Sciences, meaning that in total Taylor & Francis will welcome 7 new journals to its open research program. 

All PeerJ journals offer high-quality peer review  and rapid publication, supported by PeerJ’s own submission and peer review platform, and dedicated contributor support. Articles are selected on scientific value and methodological soundness, providing a forum for world-class research addressing many of the globe’s current challenges. PeerJ also hosts a digital hub for the International Association for Biological Oceanography, promoting the advancement of knowledge of the biology of the sea.

Joining Taylor & Francis will enable PeerJ to expand its offering to researchers, including participation in Taylor & Francis’ popular manuscript transfer service, and will give scope to extend into new disciplines. PeerJ and Taylor & Francis have complementary publishing programs, with shared commitments to prioritize research integrity, empower knowledge-makers and advance open research.

Leon Heward-Mills, Researcher Services Managing Director at Taylor & Francis, said: “Taylor & Francis has a strong track record of investing in well-respected open research publishers, such as F1000 and Dove Press, and supporting them to develop and innovate at greater scale.” 

Heward-Mills added: “We’re delighted that PeerJ’s founders, Pete Binfield and Jason Hoyt, and their team will be joining us. We look forward to learning from their unique insights and experience in open research.”

“Becoming part of Taylor & Francis is an important step in PeerJ’s evolution,” explained Peter Binfield, PeerJ Co-Founder and Publisher. “This move will allow us to cement our original commitments to open research, equitable and inclusive publishing and rigorous peer review. Above all, our commitment to the communities that have supported our journey so far remains unchanged.”

Jason Hoyt, PeerJ Co-Founder and CEO added: “Our mission to make scientific research accessible to all whilst delivering 21st century technology aligns perfectly with Taylor & Francis’ vision. With their backing and global network, we can bring our ethos and approach to even more researchers and readers worldwide. We look forward to introducing new communities to PeerJ.”

About PeerJ

PeerJ is an award-winning Open Access publisher, committed to transforming the way research is communicated. By embracing technology, transparency, and equity, PeerJ empowers researchers to share their discoveries with the world. 

Launched in 2012, PeerJ publishes seven fully Open Access journals in biomedical, life, environmental, physical and computer sciences, and aims to give researchers the publishing tools and services they want, with a unique and exciting experience.

About Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis supports diverse communities of experts, researchers and knowledge makers around the world to accelerate and maximize the impact of their work. We are a leader in our field, publish across all disciplines and have one of the largest Humanities and Social Sciences portfolios. Our expertise, built on an academic publishing heritage of over 200 years, advances trusted knowledge that fosters human progress.

Our 2,500+ people, based in a global network of offices in more than 15 countries, use their skills and the latest technology to curate, validate and share impactful advanced, emergent and applied knowledge. Under the Taylor & Francis, Routledge and F1000 imprints, we publish 2,700 journals, 8,000 new books each year and partner with more than 700 scholarly societies.

Taylor & Francis is proud to be a Global Certified Accessible™ publisher and to have achieved CarbonNeutral® certification for our operations and print publications in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.

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