Lane Library has been sponsoring basic lifetime memberships for Stanford authors who publish in PeerJ, a peer-reviewed open access biological, medical and health sciences journal. When an article has been accepted for publication in PeerJ, the basic lifetime membership fees for all Stanford authors will be paid automatically by Lane.
Open Access Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal — PeerJ
For most open access journals, authors have to pay an “article processing charge” (APC) that can be hundreds of dollars. PeerJ is slightly different in that they have a membership model. If all authors on a particular paper have a membership, then there is no APC.
“If you value thoughtful, constructive, rigorous review and want to publish quickly, our Journal Overview will help you assess if PeerJ is the right journal for your research team. ”
–From the Publisher
PeerJ is a publisher of open access journals (PeerJ, PeerJ Computer Science, PeerJ Physical Chemistry, etc), which means that anyone can read their articles free of charge as soon as they’re published. All articles are peer reviewed.