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PeerJ to open for submissions on December 3rd

Since we originally announced PeerJ back in June 2012, we have been hard at work building up an Editorial Board of leading academics (which now numbers overs 700), an Advisory Board (which now has 20 distinguished members, including 5 Nobel Laureates) and also creating entirely new online Submission and Peer Review software. Today, after a period of extensive Beta testing by members of our Editorial Board, we are very pleased to announce our formal Call for Papers. As of next Monday (December 3rd) we will be fully open for your submissions!

At the same time as this announcement, we are also releasing pages for our Aims & Scope and Instructions for Authors, as well as providing information about the Editorial Criteria and other standards which we will apply to all submissions. With this Call for Papers, we are moving swiftly towards first publications, as well as the launch of PeerJ PrePrints, both of which are planned for early 2013.

Beta testers have described our submission software as “the most fantastic submission system [we] have ever used”. To experience this for yourself, simply sign up for a Free PeerJ account and as of next Monday (whenever you are logged in) you will find a link to “Submit or View My Manuscripts” at the top of your screen.

If you would like to help promote PeerJ amongst your colleagues then please feel free to either distribute our Press Release, or use this marketing flyer. We are excited to be entering this next phase of our rollout and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

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