PEERS is a free and open science publishing platform operating on a perpetual virtual symposium model.

To support open science, we provide researchers with a suite of tools that facilitate the production, diffusion and discussion of their work.

open access
open data
open review

THE PERPETUAL CONGRESS

WRITE

  • Authors can write, edit and update their work in PEERS text editor.

PUBLISH

  • Authors decide when their work is ready to be published and retain full copyright.

REVIEW

  • Readers can use PEERS reviewing toolbox to raise debates or point out mistakes.

ENTER COLLECTIONS

  • Editors can add the works that fill their scholarly standards to their collections.
Open access

Everyone should have free and open access to research. This is, as we know, the first major contemporary challenge for academia. We believe that the dependence of research on its current business model is primarily material : paid journals do indeed play an important role in the formatting, validation and dissemination of research.

PEERS is a non-profit organization created by researchers for researchers to bring the latest technological advances to the benefit of open access. By automating as many of the tasks traditionally performed by paid journals as possible, our goal is to eventually be able to do without what they provide today.

Open data

PEERS is also an opportunity to go further than traditional journals. Facilitating data access and collaboration in data re-analysis is the second major contemporary issue. Nowadays, data sharing is done on dedicated sites and not in the journals themselves.

PEERS encourages data sharing in a way that is unique in the world: not only can published works directly integrate data and operational code, but we have implemented a GUI for crowdsourcing, visualization and data analysis. This makes it possible for everyone to contribute to data, to explore data and to re-analyze data. Our ambition is to push open data standards to the furthest possible to host the highest quality research.

Open review

Traditional peer review is an opaque process inherited from paper journals, which was consistent with their space constraints and the prohibitive cost of 'versionning' work. Open review systems are just beginning to spread, and open review is increasingly emerging as the third major contemporary issue of opening academia.

PEERS offers a fully transparent open review toolkit based on the model of large collaborative web 2.0 projects. Any reader can, anonymously or not, make their case for their approval of a given work, raise questionable points that will create a dedicated discussion thread, or request a change to the work that can then be accepted or refused by the authors with a single click.

PEERS makes the work of reviewers visible and quantifiable, which is an essentiel step to take if we want to value the the diversity of essential academic work.

Collections

Collections are the method by which PEERS provides researchers with the means to re-appropriate the dissemination of research. Any researcher or community can create a collection on PEERS. These are our equivalent of journals: they are multimedia lists that can relay written, audio or video works, published on PEERS or externally.

Collections use a unique system of transparency on the conditions of inclusiong and voting, giving those who manage them complete freedom on the terms that suit them while giving readers a unique perspective on the construction of the journal. Each collection can then be discussed in a dedicated thred by the community.

Communities

Research is a social activity, and on PEERS the social organisation of research takes the form of 'communities'. A community is a network of researchers with common interests, which may take the form of collections or joint research projects.

For example, a PEERS community can be a laboratory, a research group, a more or less formal network, a learned society or a working group within it.

THE BLOG

What can you do with peers ?

  • PRECISE TRANSLATION

    Translate your work in a matter of seconds and with the best in class AI-assisted translator (Deepl).

  • COLLABORATE

    Share your drafts with your co-authors and collegues.

  • EASY START

    Import your .docx into PEERS text editor

  • OPERATIONAL PAPERS

    Integrate and execute code in any language without leaving the editor.

  • FUNCTIONS

    Write functions in plain old LaTeX.

  • DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS

    Data analysis tools with a graphic interface are integrated in PEERS text editor.

  • CHARTS

    Chart and graphs creations tools, from From pie charts to complex 3D graphs.

  • MULTIMEDIA

    Embed pictures, .gif, video and audio files in your texts.

  • VERSIONNING

    Create as many versions of your drafts/publications and enjoy the non destructive editing process.

  • MANAGE YOUR PUBLICATIONS

    Keep all rights on your published work and change their indexing status at any time.

  • SHARE YOUR DATA

    We host your data so you can share it with your collegues or the world.

  • ARCHIVE YOUR WORK

    Give a second life to your work by archiving your post-print for open review.