May 28, 2022

Milestones: OA Publisher PeerJ Celebrates First Anniversary of Publications Today

The first articles from PeerJ were published online one year ago today (Feb. 12, 2013) after the OA publisher formally launched on June 12, 2012.


Here’s our roundup of coverage from that day.

Today, PeerJ’s Sophie Kusy conducts a brief interview with co-founders Jason Hoyt and Peter Binfield.

Also online today is a Creative Commons News post about the first year of PeerJ that includes a number of stats.

For example:

  • Peer J Published 232 Articles Under CC-BY 3.0 Last Year
  • Last Month (Jan. 2014) PeerJ moved to CC BY 4.0 for all articles newly submitted from that point onwards (prior articles remain under CC BY 3.0)
  • The Top Three Subject Areas For Articles Are:
    • Ecology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Evolutionary Studies

Read the href=”″>Complete CC Blog Post

Some Of Our Past Coverage and Other Material

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