PeerJ in the Chronicle Review

ten-tech-innovators.pngJason Hoyt (@jasonHoyt) is recognized as one of "Ten Tech Innovators 2013" in The Chronicle Review.Ironically, the article is probably behind a paywall.1 Here's an excerpt.

A basic individual membership begins at $99 and entitles a researcher to publish one article a year in PeerJ. (The base price goes up a little if you wait to pay until you have an article accepted.) Membership doesn't guarantee publication; articles must make it through peer review, handled by a board of almost 800 academic editors who are established researchers in science and medicine.


THE INNOVATOR: Jason Hoyt, PeerJ

THE BIG IDEA: An open-access, peer-reviewed publishing platform offers a cheaper and faster alternative.

The advisory board includes five Nobel laureates, as Mr. Hoyt and PeerJ's co-founder and publisher, Peter Binfield, will happily tell you. As a start-up without the name recognition of, say, Nature, PeerJ counts on the reputations of its editors and reviewers to help persuade other scientists to give it a try. PeerJ authors and reviewers frustrated by the traditional closed-review approach can opt for open peer review, a feature that Mr. Binfield says has already proved popular.

If you can read the whole thing, please do. It's well worth your time.



1I can't tell whether it's behind a paywall, because I'm on campus and we have an institutional subscription to the Chronicle.