Everything we publish is 100% open access (CC BY, CC BY-NC, CC0 or Public Domain equivalent). We offer authors the option to publish their peer review correspondence alongside their article (e.g reviews, revisions, rebuttal letter), and reviewers the option to sign and claim credit for their reviews.
More than 390 senior editors and advisors are working with us to make PeerJ Computer Science the most exciting and prestigious cross-disciplinary computer science journal online.
PeerJ Computer Science currently delivers a first decision in 35 days and publication in 30 days. We’re fast, but we’re also thorough, believing that peer review is more than just a binary decision - it’s a developmental process.
Authors and their co-authors can choose to pay once for an individual lifetime membership and publish a peer-reviewed article in any PeerJ journal every year for life or go with the low APC of just $1,595. That’s at least $500 less than IEEE Access or PLOS ONE.
Invested in by Tim O'Reilly (via O'Reilly Media and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures) and SAGE publishing, as well as backed by an Advisory Board of computer science luminaries, PeerJ Computer Science is well placed to meet and address the changing needs of the computer science community. We are also partners with USENIX – the Advanced Computing Systems Association - offering open access peer-reviewed publishing for USENIX members and USENIX conference delegates in PeerJ Computer Science.
Our modern and bespoke publishing platform ensures that the submission process is fast, efficient and easy to use. Our aim is to bring 21st century publishing to the computer science community.
No matter the device, we aim to bring a beautiful reading experience in both HTML and PDF, with unlimited article length and color images. We aim to please machines too with json and xml versions of everything, as well as extensive microdata formatting within the HTML.
Want to see where your article is being read - and by how many? Our article level metrics enables you to see the number of visitors, views and downloads your article has received, and also links you to the source of these metrics.
Engage with published articles and preprints by using our Stackoverflow-like Q&A system. You’ll be able to post a question on any article published, or answer questions posed by others on your published article or preprint.
There's a DOI for all of the important objects, which helps in identification, reuse, citing, credit for peer-review reviews, and more.
We want to become the number one publisher when it comes to integrating source code and utilizing it. We’re currently seeking feedback from the computer science research community to understand how we can do this. If you have any ideas, please get in touch.