"Open source software has transformed the practice of software development. So, it is about time for an open access computer science journal to bring Computer Science research publishing into the 21st century. It's great to be part of helping to make that happen!"
Tim O'Reilly
CEO O'Reilly Media and member of PeerJ Board of Directors
Tim O'Reilly


Open Access

Open Access, Open Review

Everything we publish is 100% open access (CC BY, CC BY-NC, CC0 or Public Domain equivalent). We offer optional open peer-review correspondence alongside your article e.g reviews, revisions, rebuttal letter.

Editorial Board

A broad multidisciplinary Editorial Board

More than 300 senior editors and advisors are working with us to make PeerJ Computer Science the most exciting and prestigious cross-disciplinary computer science journal online.

Fast Peer-review

Rigorous, efficient peer-review

PeerJ is currently delivering a first decision in 22 days in biomedical peer review - we want PeerJ Computer Science to operate at this speed too.

Lifetime Publishing

Lifetime publishing and low APC

Pay once for a membership and publish a peer-reviewed article every year for the rest of your life. Every article author needs a plan to publish. Or go with the low APC of just $1,195.

Team Backing

Backed by O'Reilly Media and SAGE

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.


Easy to use submission system

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.


Modern HTML article viewing

No matter the device, we aim to bring a beautiful reading experience. We aim to please machines too with json and xml versions of everything, as well as extensive microdata formatting within the HTML.


Article readership statistics

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 you article has received, and also links you to the source of these metrics.


Post-publication Q&A system

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.


Article, image, dataset, review DOI's

There's a DOI for all of the important objects, which helps in identification, reuse, citing, gaining credit for peer-review reviews, and more.


Source code publication

We're aiming to be the number one publisher when it comes to integrating source code and utilizing it.