Why PeerJ is the right publisher for your research collection

Partnering with PeerJ to publish a PeerJ Collection is the perfect solution for your Conference, Symposium or Research Project (see examples here).

PeerJ charges no additional fees to authors for collection submissions and no charges for organisers. The only costs are are the APC or the normal Membership fees of PeerJ.

Like all articles published by PeerJ, collection submissions undergo formal peer review, meaning authors enjoy our industry-leading customer service and submission platform and, if accepted, are published in high-quality, indexed, archived open-access journals.

Published articles are automatically added to an attractive ‘landing page’ for the Collection. A large image showcases the Collection, and several paragraphs of text can be used to explain what the content is all about.

Choose to have your articles added to the landing page the moment they are published, or hold them for coordinated publication. We recommend the former as it means research publication is not artificially held up to meet a specific ‘special issue’ publication date.

Authors who were undergraduates when their research was conducted can publish entirely for free. Authors from low-income economies can also receive a waiver. Everything we publish is entirely open access which means it is freely available to be read and re-used by anyone without restriction.

We will help promote the collection and associated events via our various social media and marketing channels.

And of course every publication receives all the normal benefits of being in PeerJ – all articles are fully Open Access, all articles display Article Level Metrics (including detailed usage referral data); our decision times and production turnarounds are fast; and we operate an optional open peer-review process which allows readers to see the peer-review history of published articles.

All articles must adhere to the PeerJ policies and procedures, and be ‘in scope‘. All PeerJ articles will be peer-reviewed and an independent publication decision will be made by a PeerJ Academic Editor – simply being part of the event does not guarantee the article will be published.

We hope you agree that this is a great solution for groups who want a modern, cost effective solution for their publishing needs. For more information, or to get involved, please email us at info@peerj.com.

This concept has already been used by conferences; festschrifts; research consortia; and groups of researchers working on a common project. Check out the current PeerJ Collections at https://peerj.com/collections/

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