PeerJ publishes first peer-reviewed chemistry articles

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PeerJ, the open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals in biology, health, environmental and computer sciences, celebrates its expansion by publishing its first peer-reviewed articles in chemistry today. Launched earlier this year, the five new journal titles covering chemistry include ‘PeerJ Physical Chemistry’, ‘PeerJ Organic Chemistry’, ‘PeerJ Inorganic Chemistry’, ‘PeerJ Analytical Chemistry’, and ‘PeerJ Materials Science’.

The five new journals will sit alongside PeerJ’s other two renowned publications PeerJ – the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciencesand PeerJ Computer Science, which are both indexed in Web of Science’s Science Citation Index database.

PeerJ is waiving all article processing charges in 2019, which means it is entirely free to submit, receive peer review, and publish open access in these new journal titles. The new chemistry titles will operate in exactly the same way as other PeerJ content – all articles will be published through CC BY licensing meaning that anyone can read and re-use the articles entirely for free, ensuring full compliance with funder mandates and high visibility.

“The launch of our PeerJ Chemistry titles is an important milestone in PeerJ’s expansion, allowing us to widen the research community we serve,” said Jason Hoyt, CEO of PeerJ. “We have been publishing high-quality research in biology for nearly seven years and the call from chemistry researchers for affordable open access and efficient peer review has been loud. Expanding our academic journal portfolio to seven titles is an exciting time for the company.”

By publishing multidisciplinary open access research across many different chemistry subject areas, the chemistry journals provide a new space for chemistry researchers to publish and interact. PeerJ intends to work closely with its esteemed editorial board and the wider chemistry community to help shape the journal as it grows.

Over 150 Academic Editors have joined the Editorial Boards to ensure rigorous peer review is overseen by leading experts in these fields. Adding to its existing journals which cover Life & Environmental Sciences, and Computer Science, this expansion presents a significant opportunity to increase the availability of chemistry research as well as broadening the affordable publishing options for chemistry researchers.

“We are very excited to have an outstanding Editorial Board made up of experienced researchers in chemistry who will be responsible for overseeing the peer-review and editorial decisions for these new titles. By launching these journals at this time we are providing chemists with an important new venue to publish their work in a format that maximizes reach and reuse,” said Peter Binfield, Publisher of PeerJ.