PeerJ's Publisher Speaks! The Benefits of PeerJ, Some Advice to Authors, and the Challenges of Publishing

Thursday, October 24, 2013   2:00 PM - 3:10 PM
If academic publishing is broken, is PeerJ the cure? Come hear Dr. Peter Binfield explain how PeerJ can make the world a better place for authors, readers, reviewers and consumers of academic articles.
  • The subscription model is being completely overturned by OA
  • Journal websites are old, ugly and outdated
  • Reformatting manuscripts and navigating journal submission software is as much fun as pulling teeth
  • Peer Reviewers get no credit or reward.  Their valuable comments are never shown to anyone other than the authors and the Editor
  • Publication speeds are glacially slow.
  • Authors waste time and energy ‘falling’ down the journal hierarchy one rejection at a time
  • No-one comments on journal articles - institutional knowledge is wasted, important insights go unnoticed
  • No-one wants to pay thousands of dollars every time they need to publish in an open access journal
  • PeerJ is made up of a preprint server plus a peer reviewed journal, and has integrated ‘reputation metrics’ with a Q&A / feedback system
  • PeerJ operates ‘optional Open Peer Review’ – to improve the peer review experience for all
  • PeerJ provides ‘article level metrics’ to show the impact of each individual article
  • PeerJ has an elegant and cost effective solution to every one of these problems
  • In addition to 5 Nobel Laureates, PeerJ has several Stanford faculty on their Editorial Board, including Uta Francke, Drew Endy, Christina Smolke, Edward Mocarski, Amato Giaccia, Iris Schrijver
  • PeerJ has already established a reputation for cutting edge innovation in the publishing space, and has won several industry awards
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