University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

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The University of Pennsylvania Libraries are committed to the broad dissemination of scholarship and support innovative and sustainable open-access projects. Our effort is in keeping with the Penn Compact, which embraces the values of inclusion, innovation, and impact, and furthers the University's goal of bringing "the benefits of Penn's research, teaching, and service to individuals and communities at home and around the world." The Penn Libraries believe that high-quality open-access publishing will increase both the accessibility and the impact of Penn scholarship and PeerJ offers a novel and sustainable open-access model reflecting the Libraries' values.

Therefore, the Libraries have established an institutional membership with PeerJ, and will pay the cost of a Basic Membership for each Penn author (identified via their use of an email address in the domain) on a paper that is accepted for publication in PeerJ.

When your article is accepted for publication in PeerJ, Penn affiliated authors should return to this page to submit a claim for a Basic Membership and complete the email verification.

Your PeerJ Basic Membership remains in force for life, even if you leave Penn. The Penn Libraries will continue to develop ways to assist Penn authors to make their scholarship open and accessible. If you have questions or suggestions regarding the libraries' support for PeerJ or other open access initiatives, please contact Holly Zerbe (

*If you are taking the membership route, all authors of an accepted article must have a paid membership.

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