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About PEER


The aim of PEER is to investigate the effects of large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts. This is done by developing an 'observatory' to monitor the effects of systematic archiving over time and by creating  a substantial body of evidence.  Participating publishers will collectively contribute approx. 240 journals to the project and supporting research studies will address issues such as: 

  • How large-scale archiving will affect journal viability

  • Whether it increases access

  • How it will affect the broader ecology of European research

  • Which factors influence the readiness to deposit in institutional and disciplinary repositories and what the associated costs might be

  • Models to illustrate how traditional publishing systems can coexist with self-archiving.


PEER 'At one glance' - Leaflet / Brochure



PEER partners

PEER technical partners

STM publishers participating in PEER

Repositories participating in PEER






PEER partners


 International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) 


   European Science Foundation 

  Göttingen State and University Library


   Max Planck Society


Inria   INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique)





PEER technical partners



 logo UNIBI   University of Bielefeld





STM Publishers participating in PEER


BMJ Group   BMJ Publishing Group


CUP   Cambridge University Press

EDP Sciences   EDP Sciences

Elsevier   Elsevier

IOP   IOP Publishing

NPG   Nature Publishing Group

OUP   Oxford University Press

PP   Portland Press

Sage   Sage Publications

Springer   Springer

T&F   Taylor & Francis Group

Wiley   Wiley-Blackwell



Repositories participating in PEER

    eSciDoc.PubMan.PEER, Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG)


   HAL, CNRS & Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)


   Göttingen State and University Library (UGOE)


      TARA - Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland


   SSOAR - Social Sciences Open Access repository
(GESIS − Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)


   University Library of Debrecen, Hungary


Long term preservation archive:


e-depotKoninklijke Bibliotheek (National library of the Netherlands)