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PeerJ – new open access journal

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.PeerJ Publishes Its First Articles
from Press Release, Feb 12th 2013

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PeerJ, a new academic journal publisher, founded on the principles of affordability, innovation, and Open Access, published its first articles 2/12/13, launched by Jason Hoyt (formerly at Mendeley and Stanford University) and Peter Binfield (formerly at PLoS ONE)

Essential Features of PeerJ:

> Rapid, peer reviewed, ‘Open Access’ scholarly journal, using a Creative Commons license which means that all articles are entirely free to read, distribute, and reuse provided authors are properly attributed.

> Publication decisions are made only on scientific validity (not on perceived impact).

>  Uses a ‘Membership Model’ whereby authors become lifetime members, giving them the ability to freely publish their articles thereafter.

>  PeerJ has 800 Academic Editors, including 20 Advisory Board members (of which 5 are Nobel Laureates).

>  Encourages ‘open’ Peer Review (meaning that reviewers are encouraged to provide their names; authors are empowered to reproduce their peer review history alongside their published article).

>  By utilizing short, iterative development cycles, users will see the rapid development of new features and innovative functionality, dramatically improving the academic publication and reading experience.

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UC Davis scientists included in inaugural issue

EVALUATION OF ANIMAL CONTROL MEASURES ON PET DEMOGRAPHICS IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, 1993-2006Philip H. Kass 1, Karen L. Johnson2, Hsin-Yi Weng3

1 Dept of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
2 National Pet Alliance, San Jose, CA
3 Dept of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

REDUCED EXPRESSION OF GLYCOLATE OXIDASE LEADS TO ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE IN RICEMawsheng Chern1, Wei Bai1,2, Xuewei Chen1,3, Patrick E. Canlas1, Pamela C. Ronald 1

1 Dept of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, California
2 College of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Huhhot, China
3 Rice Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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