PeerJ is a new model for Open-Access journals in which you pay a flat fee to become a member and then you can submit as many papers as you like with no fee for publication for the individual articles. Seems like a positive development. It looks like they'll make at least some of their money by requiring all authors on a manuscript to be members (lots of those flat fees for large, collaborative projects with many authors). I wonder if that will dissuade large labs from publishing there, at least initially. I hope it succeeds—I like the idea of journals that publish solid empirical work even if it's not theoretically novel.
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