PeerJ Overview at SOBA Sep 27th 2012

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General overview of PeerJ by Peter Binfield. Presentation, with audio, from Science Online Bay Area (SOBA): Innovations in Academic Publishing session, Sep 27th 2012. See video of the presentation …

General overview of PeerJ by Peter Binfield. Presentation, with audio, from Science Online Bay Area (SOBA): Innovations in Academic Publishing session, Sep 27th 2012. See video of the presentation at: http://new.livestream.com/scioWC/events/1577817

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  • 1. Your Peers, Your Science. Academic Publishing is Evolving.Pete BinfieldCo-Founder and Publisher@p_binfieldpete@peerj.comhttps://peerj.com Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 2. Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 3. The Founding TeamPeter Binfield, PhD (publishing) @p_binfieldex-Publisher of PLoS ONE, the largest peer reviewed journal in the worldCareer publisher with 20 years experience. Resume has included theoversight of over 400 journals; managing teams of up to >50 people.Degree in Physics with Astrophysics, PhD in Optical HolographyJason Hoyt, PhD (tech) @jasonHoytex-Chief Scientist/VP R&D at Mendeley.At Mendeley, headed Data Mining, Search, API platform,recommendations, and stats productsGenetics Ph.D. from Stanford University. Advisors included MicheleCalos & Andrew Fire, Nobel Laureate 2006 in Medicine. Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 4. Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 5. What is Academic Publishing?Academic Researchers have a professional obligation to publish their research in scholarly journals. Without publications to their name they cannot get jobs, promotions or grants.Scholarly Journals retail for $’000s (using an annual subscription model) and tightly control the copyright and distribution rights of their content. As a result, they artificially hamper the distribution of research.The Journal industry is then subsidized by the free ‘labor’ of academics (who write, submit & review the content for free).Open Access (OA) is a 10 year old movement which aims to distribute journal content without any restrictions. Typically, authors pay a fee per article, which covers the publication costs. Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 6. What is Open Access?Open Access is a distribution model, not a business modelOpen Access content is typically published under a Creative Commons CC-BY license (CC-BY 3.0).Fully Open Access CC-BY content can be re-used, re-mixed, re-distributed etc – all for free (although the original source must be attributed).Note: Commercial Products or Applications can be built on top of CC- BY OA contentOpen Access is rapidly disrupting the established subscription model.Open Access content accelerates, improves and facilitates academic progress. We owe it to the world to make all content OA as rapidly as possible. Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 7. Quarterly Output of PLoS ONE(the largest journal in the world) From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4N7ogyz4o4 Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 8. Annual Output of ‘the big 3’ OA Publishers PLOS + BioMedCentral + Hindawi From: Mark Patterson’s presentation to COASP Sep 2012 Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 9. “The Inevitability of Open Access”“It is likely that Gold OA journals will publish half of all scholarly articles by 2017 and willpublish 90% of the articles by 2020.” “The Inevitability of Open Access”, David Lewis. College and Research Libraries. Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 10. One price for life Peer review / general Fully OA fees are shifted participation incentivized. with open sourcefrom fee/paper to Membership model allows software, Article fee/author. for news ways to engage Level Metrics, with authors / readers. public APIs etc Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 11. Interesting FeaturesPeerJ- a broad based journal in the biological and medical sciences, judging submissions based only on technical and scientific validity- fully peer reviewed, with rapid review process handled by a (very) large editorial board- encouraging of ‘Open’ Peer Review- members incentivized to participate in the peer review processPeerJ PrePrints- a preprint server for the biological and medical sciences- a full suite of ‘privacy’ controls to encourage participation- an experimental space where new features, functionalities and standards can be tried out Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 12. The PeerJ Membership ModelBasic Plan $99LifetimeOne publication/yr Unlimited publications/yr Great for Great forgraduate students principal investigators * All contributing authors need a plan membership Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 13. The Reception Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 14. Current Status• Staff of 5 (London & San Francisco) – Alf Eaton (ex Mendeley & Nature) – Patrick McAndrew (ex clipDO.com) – Jackie Thai (ex PLoS ONE).• ~ 700 Academic Editors & Advisors – 4 Nobel Laureates• Public Submissions to PeerJ ~ Nov 2012• Public Launch of PeerJPrePrints ~ Dec 2012• 1st PeerJ Publications ~ Jan 2013 Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  • 15. Thank You Pete BinfieldCo-Founder and Publisher @p_binfield @ThePeerJ pete@peerj.com https://peerj.com Academic Publishing is Evolving…