Stanford University Joins PeerJ in Advancing Open Access Publishing Initiatives

by | Apr 26, 2024 | Company News, Membership

We are delighted to announce that Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center, Stanford University School of Medicine is our newest member of the Annual Institutional Membership (AIMs) program. This collaboration underscores Stanford’s unwavering commitment to promoting open access publishing and facilitating the global dissemination of scholarly research.

Through its participation in PeerJ’s AIMs program, Stanford University authors can publish in any PeerJ journal without facing any fees. Stanford-affiliated authors who submit to PeerJ as the corresponding or submitting author, and using a verified Stanford email address, will be automatically eligible to publish without any additional fees. Those affiliated with Stanford, but using a different email address, can manually request to publish using Stanford’s Institutional Membership, and should contact for more information.

Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center was one of PeerJ’s earliest supporters, and their decision to join our latest program is another example of their commitment to open access and innovation.

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

About AIMs 

A 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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