Today (June 12th, 2013) PeerJ celebrated the one year anniversary of their original announcement. PeerJ was announced on June 12th 2012 and opened for PeerJ for submissions on December 3rd. The first PeerJ articles were published on Feb 12th 2013, and PeerJ PrePrints launched on April 3rd 2013.
Over the last 12 months, the company has recruited an Editorial Board of 800 world renowned researchers; built cutting edge submission, peer-review, publication and pre-print software from scratch; and established themselves with all the major organizations who archive, index, list and certify new publications (for example, PeerJ is a full member of CrossRef, OASPA (the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) and COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics). Their content is formally archived by CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and PubMed Central. They are indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Google Scholar and the DOAJ).
Read more at this blog post: http://blog.peerj.com/post/52783384704/celebrating-the-one-year-anniversary-of-peerj