PeerJ savings to academia now exceed $1M

It might not be $100 billion just yet, but it’s an important start! Last week we announced that we had published 200 PeerJ articles since launching on February 12th (view the infographic below).

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It has been estimated that every article published in a subscription journal costs the global academic community approximately $5,300. Therefore, this 200 article milestone was particularly meaningful as it meant that we had saved the academic community more than $1M (as compared to having published those same articles in subscription journals).

It is PeerJ’s mission to save academia money whilst simultaneously providing the best possible publishing experience, and so it was important that these two events happened together. As we continue to publish more research, the cumulative savings to academia will continue to grow!

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