1. What is Peer Community Journal?

2. What articles are published by the Peer Community Journal?

3. What does the Peer Community Journal do?

4. What does the Peer Community Journal not do?

5. Is Peer Community Journal an overlay journal?

6. Governance of the Peer Community Journal

7. Support for Peer Community Journal

8. Contact us


 

1. What is Peer Community Journal?

This journal, created and funded by the not-for-profit and non-commercial “Peer Community In” (PCI) organisation, publishes PCI-recommended articles in open access, without further peer review, at no cost to the authors.

 

 

The evaluation of articles, by peer review, is performed by each thematic PCI. Once an article has been evaluated, accepted and recommended by a PCI, the authors can opt to publish it in Peer Community Journal.
Peer Community journal is run by researchers for researchers and is funded by public research institutions. It is:

Peer Community journal is under evaluation by international scientific databases for indexation.
The articles published by Peer Community Journal are published under a CC-BY license


2. What articles are published by the Peer Community Journal?

Acceptance of an article for publication in the journal is conditional on the recommendation by one of the original thematic PCI of the article:


3. What does the Peer Community Journal do?

The Peer Community Journal:
•    Publishes unconditionally, free of charge, exclusively, immediately (as soon as possible), in open access, any article recommended by a PCI, in accordance with the wishes of the authors.
•    Provides a link between the published article and its evaluation and recommendation on the corresponding PCI website.
•    Aims to offer the authors of PCI-recommended articles the opportunity to publish in a journal. 
•    Publishes articles on a rolling basis in thematic sections corresponding to the themes covered by the current PCIs.
•    Archives the published articles in CLOCKKS.
•    Keeps control of the publishing process within the scientific community. 
To see what each PCI does before recommendation, please consult the help/How does it work section of each PCI


4. What does the Peer Community Journal not do?


5. Is Peer Community Journal an overlay journal?

Peer Community Journal is not an overlay journal. Why? because authors submitting their articles to PCI can use all preprint servers and open archives that currently exist (arXiv, bioRxiv, OSF preprints, HAL, etc.), and some of them: 


6. Governance of the Peer Community Journal

Peer Community journal belongs to, and is published and funded by the PCI organisation.
Peer Community Journal is member of the Centre Mersenne for Open Scientific Publishing
The Peer Community Journal is endowed with:

 


7. Support for Peer Community Journal

Peer Community Journal is supported by more 20 universities and major research organisations including: See the full list here.


8. Contact us

To get in touch with the journal please use the following e-mail address: contact@peercommunityjournal.org