PeerJ (the award winning open access publisher of both PeerJ PrePrints and PeerJ) is pleased to announce that with the addition of Stanford University, twenty universities have now signed up to provide PeerJ Publication Plans to their faculty. Authors from these institutions will have their publication plans automatically paid for them, using funds centrally provided by their library.

In addition to these 20 universities, numerous others have committed to supporting Open Access charges in some form and many of them also have public pages on PeerJ.

Peter Binfield, Co-Founder of PeerJ said that “as we approach the one year anniversary of having published our first articles, a milestone which we celebrate tomorrow, it is a great sign that so many world class institutions appreciate the PeerJ model to the extent that they have chosen to support their researchers in this way”.

For the price of just one year of access to just one subscription journal (or a single open access publication fee at many other publishers) universities can fund the lifetime publication plans for a large number of their faculty.

The current universities with a PeerJ arrangement are:

Arizona State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Colorado State University
Duke University
Emory University
Kansas University
Nottingham University
Oregon State University
Stanford University
Texas A&M University
Trinity University
University College London
University of Arizona
University of Birmingham
University of California Berkeley
University of Cambridge
University of Glasgow
University of Manitoba
University of New Mexico
University of Newfoundland

More information, including Case Studies from several of these institutions can be found at Any university which is interested in a similar arrangement can email PeerJ at