- 12 August 2018: Submit 4 page abstract to PeerJ as a
preprint which will get a DOI, inclusion on the conference
landing page, and track views and downloads.
- 15 Nov 2018: Submit the final paper to PeerJ, and as a
preprint at the same time.
The conference collection landing page is now online: https://peerj.com/collections/57-geomorphometry2018/
The first preprint is now online: https://peerj.com/preprints/27053/.
You can track views and downloads.
Publications from the conference will be a Collection on PeerJ
(their term for special issue):
- Has a special landing page
- Can include preprints and final papers, which are in a PeerJ
- Publication decision is by the journal academic editor
- If you go to https://peerj.com/collections/47-endless-forms/
, or https://peerj.com/collections/21-german-conference-bioinformatics-2015
/, there is a mix of preprints and papers. For the
papers (e.g. https://peerj.com/articles/5175
/), there can also be a link to the earlier preprint,
which has a different DOI and is still present. The peer
reviewed papers come first on the collections page, giving
them higher priority and visibility.
- The landing page will go live when a few preprints have been
- The guidance at https://peerj.com/blog/post/54500700950/the-7-reasons-why-peerj-is-the-right-publisher-for-your-next-conference-or-symposia/
- 4. In addition to being published in PeerJ
orPeerJ Preprints, all articles are
automatically added to an attractive ‘landing page’
for the Collection (a page which can combine both
preprints and the finally published peer-reviewed articles).
A large image showcases the Collection, and several
paragraphs of text can be used to explain what the content
is all about.
- 5. Articles and preprints are added to the landing
page the moment they are published. In this way, the
Collection can grow over time, and the publication of each
article is not artificially held up to meet a specific
‘special issue’ publication date.
4 page conference papers will be a “preprint” and will not be
considered peer-reviewed (very prominent on the page), but will
be part of a collection for the conference. This is
optional, but we would like for every paper to be there.
- One of the authors for each paper must upload to
PeerJ. This is required because you must certify that
you have the rights to upload the paper. You must also
indicate that your work is part of the Geomorphometry 2018
collection, in a comments box.
- On acceptance by PeerJ, your preprint will be assigned a DOI
- Preprints are free
- If you submit the preprint to PeerJ, the conference web site
will link to it, and we will remove the copy on our web site
to avoid confusion about multiple versions of the “same” 4
page paper. PeerJ will add some markup to your
submission, so it will look different.
If you want to pursue journal publication, the revised and
expanded paper can also be submitted as a preprint, and you
could ultimately have the conference abstract (preprint #1), the
draft paper (preprint #2), and the final journal paper, all
Optional PeerJ Journal paper
- You must pay for publication: Each author can get a lifetime
membership: Basic $399 (1 peer-reviewed publication per year),
Enhanced $449 (2 peer-reviewed publications per year), or
Premium $499 (5 peer-reviewed publications per year), or you
can pay an "APC" (Article Processing Charge) per article or
USD $1,095. The APC is cheaper for 3 or more authors
(but consider future papers), and might be the only way to get
a grant/employer to pay.
- Some institutions have arrangements with PeerJ to handle
publication costs https://peerj.com/institutions/
- The paper must be data-driven research articles.
considers Research Articles and Literature Review Articles.
It does not accept Hypothesis Papers, Commentaries, Opinion
Pieces, Case Studies, or Case Reports.
- Aims and
- Author instructions: https://peerj.com/about/author-instructions/
. The format does not closely match what we have used,
but neither has most of the journals our papers have gone to.
- Journal does peer review, and journal editor makes
decisions. They do not have guest editors affiliated
with our conference.