.PeerJ Publishes Its First Articles
from Press Release, Feb 12th 2013
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.
> 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.
UC Davis scientists included in inaugural issue
EVALUATION OF ANIMAL CONTROL MEASURES ON PET DEMOGRAPHICS IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, 1993-2006
Philip H. Kass 1, Karen L. Johnson2, Hsin-Yi Weng3
REDUCED EXPRESSION OF GLYCOLATE OXIDASE LEADS TO ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE IN RICE
Mawsheng Chern1, Wei Bai1,2, Xuewei Chen1,3, Patrick E. Canlas1, Pamela C. Ronald 1