B – PeerJ: a new idea for open access publishing

Van Noorden R. Journal offers flat fee for “all you can publish”. Nature 14 June 2012;486(166)
(doi: 10.1038/486166a)

An open access venture called PeerJ announced its launch on June 12, 2012. It aims to drive down the costs of research publishing. PeerJ asks its authors for only a one-off fee to secure a lifetime membership that will allow them to publish free, peer reviewed research papers. Despite the low publication cost, its founders (one of them was publisher of PLos ONE) assure that articles will be peer reviewed for scientific validity.