PeerJ Publishing Support from UT Libraries

About PeerJ

PeerJ is an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal. It covers research in the biological and medical sciences.

About PeerJ Institutional Arrangement Fund

  • $5,983.00.  as of October 2022
  • Costs
    • $995 per article in PeerJ Life Sciences,
    • $795 per article in PeerJ Computer, Science
    • and submitting a preprint is free.

Have questions about PeerJ Funding?

Contact Rachel Caldwell, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

PeerJ Publishing Application

Before you submit your manuscript to PeerJ, complete the application to cover your article processing charges.

About the PeerJ UTK Institutional Plan:

  • Instead of a lifetime membership plan for all authors, the Institutional Plan covers Article Processing Charges (APC).
  • APC fees are:
    • $995 per article for PeerJ Life Science and
    • $795 per article for PeerJ Computer Science.
  • Funds exist for those with an accepted article who is either:
    • faculty or staff,
    • post-doctoral student,
    • or a graduate student.

PeerJ Lifetime Membership plans:

Highly recommended – The Lifetime membership plan is one-time payment for lifetime publishing. No recurring fees. No APCs. Most importantly, this payment option is the most cost-effective way to publish. You can learn more on the PeerJ website.


Ann Viera (retired in 2020) and Peter Fernandez (Hodges Library) are the co-founders of the PeerJ publishing plan.