New Open-Access Peer Review Journal

There’s an interesting new peer reviewed journal premiering this year called PeerJ. PeerJ aims to lower publishing costs for authors by  charging a membership fee but not charging per page/figure/table/supplemental material, which is how most journals currently operate. Basically, you could pay $259 once and be able to publish an unlimited number of papers in the journal. Apparently publishing a manuscript in a PLoS journal, which is also open access, costs between $1350 and $2900. This new model may lead to interesting changes in the scientific publishing business.


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