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Innovative Open Research Publisher PeerJ Joins Taylor & Francis

Leading research publisher Taylor & Francis has announced the addition of PeerJ, a pioneer in broad-scope open access (OA) journals.

PeerJ is best known for its multi­discipli­na­ry flagship title PeerJ Life & Environ­ment serving the Biological, Medical and Environmental Sciences and PeerJ Computer Science (covering all areas of computer science, including AI, quantum, and robotics). In addition, PeerJ offers five titles in the Chemical Sciences, meaning that in total Taylor & Francis will welcome seven new journals to its open research program.

All PeerJ journals offer high-quality peer review and rapid publication, supported by PeerJ’s own submission and peer review platform, and dedicated contributor support. Articles are selected on scientific value and methodological soundness, providing a forum for world-class research addressing many of the globe’s current challenges. PeerJ also hosts a digital hub for the International Association for Biological Oceanography, promoting the advancement of knowledge of the biology of the sea.

Joining Taylor & Francis will enable PeerJ to expand its offering to researchers, including participation in Taylor & Francis’ popular manuscript transfer service, and will give scope to extend into new disciplines. PeerJ and Taylor & Francis have complementary publishing programs, with shared commitments to prioritize research integrity, empower knowledge-makers and advance open research.

Leon Heward-Mills, Researcher Services Managing Director at Taylor & Francis, said: “Taylor & Francis has a strong track record of investing in well-respected open research publishers, such as F1000 and Dove Press, and supporting them to develop and innovate at greater scale.”

Heward-Mills added: “We’re delighted that PeerJ’s founders, Peter Binfield and Jason Hoyt, and their team will be joining us. We look forward to learning from their unique insights and experience in open research.”

“Becoming part of Taylor & Francis is an important step in PeerJ’s evolution,” explained Peter Binfield, PeerJ Co-Founder and Publisher. “This move will allow us to cement our original commitments to open research, equitable and inclusive publishing and rigorous peer review. Above all, our commitment to the communities that have supported our journey so far remains unchanged.”

Jason Hoyt, PeerJ Co-Founder and CEO added: “Our mission to make scientific research accessible to all whilst delivering 21st century technology aligns perfectly with Taylor & Francis’ vision. With their backing and global network, we can bring our ethos and approach to even more researchers and readers worldwide. We look forward to introducing new communities to PeerJ.”

 

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