"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


Publishing in 42 subject areas, PeerJ Computer Science is the peer-reviewed and open access journal for computer science research. High-quality, developmental peer review from our community of Academic Editors and reviewers, coupled with industry-leading customer service and an award-winning submission system, means PeerJ Computer Science is the optimal choice for your computer science research.
High Impact

High Impact

We publish research from the world’s leading institutions and cutting-edge researchers across all areas of computer science. 2020 stats:
  • Journal Impact Factor: 3.8
  • 0.638 Scimago Journal Rankings
  • Q1 Computer Science journal (Scimago)
  • 1.094 SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
  • 4.2 SiteScore
We publish impactful research, but we only ask our Academic Editors and reviewers to decide whether your paper should be published based on its scientific soundness.
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 authors the option to publish their peer review correspondence alongside their article (e.g reviews, revisions, response letter), and reviewers the option to sign and claim credit for their reviews.

Editorial Board

A broad multidisciplinary Editorial Board

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.

Fast Peer-review

Rigorous, efficient peer-review

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.

Lifetime Publishing

APC or individual lifetime publishing membership payment options

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 $1,888. That’s at least $500 less than IEEE Access or PLOS ONE.

Team Backing

Backed by O'Reilly Media, SAGE and partnered with USENIX

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.


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 article design

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.


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 your 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 DOIs

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


Source code publication

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.