Repository: PeerJ Preprints

Full Name: PeerJ Preprints
Short Name (or Acronym):
Description: Initially, developed as preprint server for PeerJ submissions
Accepted Content Types: Journal Articles, Preprints
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Closure Date: Closed in 2019 : " As the community’s appetite for preprints has now been cemented, we too want to focus our efforts more fully on our portfolio of peer-reviewed journals and primary mission."
Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Biology, medicine
Keywords: Medicine, Biology, Life Sciences, Peer J
Launch Date: Apr-13
Platform: Custom PeerJ Preprints software
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 5 068
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Closed to Submission Only
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 7/20/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: For Profit
Funding: Supported by associated journal publishing (PeerJ)
Countries: <a href="">United Kingdom</a>, <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: Peer J
Owner Short Name:
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Publishing organisation (publisher)
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
User Committees:
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Not necessary to access the content
Functional Description: No
Metadata Formats: No
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier, Publication/deposition date, Author name(s), Abstract, Relational link to final journal publication (e.g. in crossref metadata), Author affiliation(s), Funder acknowledgement(s), License type(s), Subject category
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Openly available via Crossref
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata:
Persistence of Content: Yes : Preprints permanently archived in Portico
Preservation Policy: All published content will be fully accessible and archived by PeerJ and their partners
Function Service Details
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (including annotation plug-ins)
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar, Europe PMC
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Europe PMC
Metrics Local function Downloads, Views and Visitors are visible to everyone
Peer Review Local function Yes : As the preprints are then posted in the publisher's journals, the peer review is done by the platform
Revision and Follow-up Local function Yes : You can follow all the process of revision on the platform
Academic Applicant Only?: No
Accepted Content Formats: PDF
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research or scholary content
Accepted Supplementary Content: Associated files (data and software) can be uploaded at the time of submission and will be hosted alongside the paper.
Associated Editor: PeerJ
Associated Journal: PeerJ Journals
Author PID: No
Availability of Associated Content: Material associated with preprint is hosted also by the platform
Journal Submission: Preprint must be published in PeerJ family of journals
Licensing: Authors are provided with a choice of licenses: CC0, CC BY, with CC BY preferred
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email Administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Misconduct or integrity checks, Legal compliance, Ethical compliance
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI, each version receives its own non-DOI citable identifier
Remaining Indrawn Item: Basic information remains on a tombstone page
Text Embargo: No
Time from Submission to Posting:
Versioning Policy: Accepts any new versions until publication in a journal. All version are visible
Who can Deposit?:
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. False or inaccurate content, additional reasons not stated