PeerJ: publishing in Bioscience and Computer Science--Pendergrass Library Publishing Plan pays the APC
- Pendergrass Library Institutional Plan
- If Asked to Review, Say Yes to PeerJ!
- More about PeerJ
- PeerJ @ UTK Timeline
- Click here to apply for funding from the Institutional Arrangement.
- Contact Ann Viera: annviera at utk dot edu (865-974-7338) with questions.
- Submitting a manuscript to PeerJ is simple. Start by reading "How it Works"
- PeerJ is open, ethical, and adhering to discipline specific best practices with a business model that fully supports the land-grant mission to discover new knowledge and share it with the people of Tennessee and beyond.
- We at Pendergrass Library believe in the PeerJ business model. So do 148-- and counting-- institutions funding PeerJ publishing plans.
- PeerJ is affordable AND innovative. As of 3/6/2017, Pendergrass Library pays the Article Processing Charge (APC) for articles accepted for publication by PeerJ Bioscience (APC $995) or PeerJ Computer Science (APC $795).
- The PeerJ policies and procedures page is here: https://peerj.com/about/policies-and-procedures/
Ann Viera (Pendergrass Library) and Peter Fernandez (ex Pendergrass Library, now at Hodges Library) are co-founders of the Pendergrass Library PeerJ publishing plan, with the support from many colleagues at the UTK Libraries. We owe many thanks to the association ASERL which first brought PeerJ to our attention in 2014 with a Webinar, and to OSU for leading the way with a PeerJ case study.
Purpose: How we found out about PeerJ and collaborated with colleagues to establish an institutional arrangement 9 February 2018 av
Ann Viera (Pendergrass Library) and Peter Fernandez (ex Pendergrass Library, now at Hodges Library) are co-founders of the Pendergrass Library PeerJ publishing plan, with the support from many colleagues at the UTK Libraries. We owe many thanks to the association ASER for the 2014 Webinar featuring PeerJ, and to Oregon State University Libraries for leading the way with a PeerJ case study.
- February 2014 ASERL Webinar "“Open Access Megajournals – What you need to know about how this model is changing journal publishing”
- February 2014
- PF and AV Read OSU Case Study
- PF and AV do due diligence: we find articles, a presentation about PeerJ and compare PeerJ with other journals etc.
- Binfield, Peter. (2013). PeerJ--a case study in improving research collaboration at the journal level.(Author abstract). Information Services & Use, 33(3-4), 251-255.
- PeerJ's Publisher Speaks! The Benefits of PeerJ, Some Advice to Authors, and the Challenges of Publishing 10/23/2013 Standford University Open Access Week presentation
- Binfield, P., (2014). PeerJ – more than just a publisher. Insights. 27(1), pp.75–81. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/2048-7754.130
- PF and AV write proposal for Institutional plan
- PeerJ supports the land-grant mission with superior business model: affordable innovation and author-centric approach
- PeerJ supports librarians with case studies, graphics, deep knowledge of publishing and building community--see Insights article above, PeerJ Blog, PeerJ Twitter account.
- What resonated with us:
- PeerJ is author-centric. Librarians are too.
- PeerJ taught us about the importance of a business plan.
- PeerJ got funding from venture capitalists, including @timoreilly!
- PeerJ has a What We Believe Statement, making it very clear what PeerJ was trying to do.
- We noticed that PeerJ, from its launch, led on and is still leading on affordability and innovation.
- PeerJ Supports undergraduates, who can publish for free!
- PF takes proposal establish institutional arrangement to UTK Libraries collections March 2014
- $5,000 establishes UTK Institutional Plan 15 April 2014
- Outcome of PeerJ Institutional plan: 33 lifetime publishing plans purchased for UTK authors
- Peter Binfield SALA Webinar "PeerJ Workflow and Philosophy" May 2015
- $5,000 top-up of UTK Institutional Plan 27 December 2016
- Along the way, PeerJ expands to Computer Science, and Environmental Science, winning awards and continuing to innovate.
- Institutional plan rules changed in response to community suggestions. As of 3/6/2017, Pendergrass Library pays the Article Processing Charge (APC) for articles accepted for publication by PeerJ Bioscience (APC $995) or PeerJ Computer Science (APC $795).
- PeerJ FactSheet
- PeerJ is self-sustaining! One of the many things Ann Viera learned meeting with PeerJ co-founder Pete Binfield 28 Dec 2017
- $10,000 top-up of UTK Institutional Plan 8 January 2018
- All our experiences with PeerJ staff have been unfailingly professional and supportive of us and our authors
- Publishing with PeerJ continues and can be found on the UT PeerJ Institional Plan page listing all papers and preprints published by UT authors (Note: Only UTK authors are supported by the plan. However, all authors, editors, advisors and reviewers are listed on the UT PeerJ page regardless of funding source.)
- Pete Binfield, co-founder PeerJ & OASPA Board Member, Spotlight Interview June 2018
- Last Updated: Jun 23, 2018 6:52 PM
- URL: https://libguides.utk.edu/peerj
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