Publish in PeerJ to Increase your Research Impact
July 5, 2017

peer j broad audience statistics

Researchers: Who reads your work and who are you intending to reach in publishing your research?

Researchers want their work read so that they can solicit feedback and the research can make a difference, either in the field or in wider society.

Here are four ways publishing in PeerJ can help you reach a broader audience:

  1. Publishing in an open access journal like PeerJ (as opposed to a subscription-based journal available behind a paywall) allows for your work to be read by new readers.  Research behind a paywall creates a barrier to views and wider attention.
  2. Over 32,000 researchers have subscribed to PeerJ’s content alerts, which means your work is being shared directly with an interested and engaged community.
  3. PeerJ promotes your research through its blog, social media, and custom infographics.
  4. PeerJ is a broad community journal – not a hyper-specialized, niche community journal, but instead a community of shared values that puts researchers first and values interdisciplinary collaboration.

PeerJ’s peer review process is rigorous and transparent, so you can expect high-quality research and a review process updated for the 21st century scholar.

Interested in publishing in PeerJ?  Sign up for Pendergrass Library’s institutional plan to cover the cost of publishing and see which UT researchers have already published in PeerJ.  You can also volunteer to serve as a peer reviewer with PeerJ’s reviewer match.

For more information, see PeerJ’s recent blog posts on impact and audience.