New Journal in Town

A new scientific journal backed by venture capitalist Tim O'Reilly relies on a one-time fee for researchers to be able to publish articles there, reports Reuters. The journal, called PeerJ, is the brainchild of Peter Binfield — formerly of PLoS One — and Jason Hoyt — formerly at Mendeley — and it will focus on the biological and medical sciences.

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