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  • Published by: PeerJ
  • ISSN: 2167-8359
  • Last checked date: 02/2020
  • Scope: Research and reviews in biology, life sciences, environmental sciences, and medicine.
  • Additional free text: Has a membership system instead of an APC per paper. We have taken the assumptions given in the example on their website to calculate a typical equivalent to the APC of between $200 and $800. However, the actual cost per paper or per author will vary depending on the pricing plan, number of authors and number of papers published per year.
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  • Main subject area: Biomed
  • Breadth of subject area: All of biomed
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Reports published with names
  • Selectivity: Megajournal
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Not applicable as gold
  • Has waivers: Yes
  • Has membership system: Personal membership
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: Choice of CC BY or CC BY-NC or CC BY-NC-ND
  • Level of APC: $1050-1600
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than a week
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Less than 3 months
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Company
  • Length restrictions: None
  • Provides altmetrics: Uses own system
  • CrossMark implemented: No
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Limited