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What is New and Innovative
in the Journal Start-Up Space

Lessons from 3 New Journals.
What Has Been Done; What Has Been L...
Pete Binfield
Co-Founder and Publisher
PeerJ

@p_binfield
pete@peerj.com
@ThePeerJ
www.PeerJ.com

Charleston
11/18/2013

A...
PeerJ Innovations
1. New OA business model

Academic Publishing is Evolving…
PeerJ Innovations
1. New OA business model
2. New ‘integrated ecosystem’
3. Open peer-review + Q&A feedback

Academic Publ...
Lessons Learned
1. It is possible to start from nothing & build a world-class
publishing operation + infrastructure at min...
Lessons Learned
2. Given the right incentives and the right opportunities,
individuals do try new innovations

Making inno...
Lessons Learned
3. In the face of demonstrably superior options, the academic
community (as a body) adapts to change quite...
Where Next for PeerJ?
• Greater integration of (and emphasis on) Q&A,
profiles & contribution points
• More involvement wi...
Thank You
Pete Binfield
Co-Founder and Publisher

@p_binfield
pete@peerj.com

@ThePeerJ
www.peerj.com

Academic Publishing...
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What is New and Innovative in the Journal Start-Up Space - Lessons from 3 New Journals. What Has Been Done; What Has Been Learned; and Where Are They Going Next?

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by Peter Binfield, PeerJ at the 2013 Charleston Conference
Friday, 11/8/13, 2:15 pm

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What is New and Innovative in the Journal Start-Up Space - Lessons from 3 New Journals. What Has Been Done; What Has Been Learned; and Where Are They Going Next?

  1. 1. What is New and Innovative in the Journal Start-Up Space Lessons from 3 New Journals. What Has Been Done; What Has Been Learned; Where Are They Going Next?
  2. 2. Pete Binfield Co-Founder and Publisher PeerJ @p_binfield pete@peerj.com @ThePeerJ www.PeerJ.com Charleston 11/18/2013 Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  3. 3. PeerJ Innovations 1. New OA business model Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  4. 4. PeerJ Innovations 1. New OA business model 2. New ‘integrated ecosystem’ 3. Open peer-review + Q&A feedback Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  5. 5. Lessons Learned 1. It is possible to start from nothing & build a world-class publishing operation + infrastructure at minimal cost high quality publishing really doesn’t have to be expensive for authors
  6. 6. Lessons Learned 2. Given the right incentives and the right opportunities, individuals do try new innovations Making innovations optional encourages adoption
  7. 7. Lessons Learned 3. In the face of demonstrably superior options, the academic community (as a body) adapts to change quite slowly
  8. 8. Where Next for PeerJ? • Greater integration of (and emphasis on) Q&A, profiles & contribution points • More involvement with institutional libraries • More outreach to promote our existence & our advantages • Look out for a big announcement on Monday… Academic Publishing is Evolving…
  9. 9. Thank You Pete Binfield Co-Founder and Publisher @p_binfield pete@peerj.com @ThePeerJ www.peerj.com Academic Publishing is Evolving…

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