The USENIX Association and PeerJ Announce New Partnership

The USENIX Association and PeerJ, both highly-respected publishing venues, are delighted to announce a new partnership that will provide open access peer-reviewed publishing for computer science researchers, academics, and industry practitioners.

With only a small portion of the submissions for any given USENIX event being selected for presentation at the event or for publication in the official proceedings to maintain selectivity, USENIX recognizes that a far greater number of submissions offering a significant contribution to the scientific community can and should be published. Therefore we have chosen to partner with PeerJ, an award winning open access publisher that shares USENIX’s strong mission for free and open access to research. We believe it is the ideal publishing partner, and strongly encourage authors to submit their research to PeerJ's multidisciplinary computer science journal PeerJ Computer Science.

Beginning with the 2015 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, (USENIX ATC ‘15), authors of rejected papers can opt to submit their work for publication in PeerJ Computer Science. To kick off the partnership, PeerJ has graciously agreed to offer a free publication for researchers until Monday, August 3, 2015, so now’s the perfect time to submit your research. Just head over to PeerJ Computer Science and register your interest.

Please contact Camille Mulligan of USENIX or PeerJ at with any questions.

About the USENIX Association
USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For 40 years, it has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX conferences are the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. USENIX is the only organization of its kind that supports entirely open access to research. For more information about the USENIX Association and to support our efforts, visit

About PeerJ
PeerJ is the award winning Open Access publisher, offering lifetime publication for a low cost one-off fee starting at $99. PeerJ is helping the world efficiently publish its knowledge through 21st century publishing technology. We offer two journals: PeerJ (covering Biology and Medicine) and PeerJ Computer Science (covering all fields of computer science).
Since launching in February 2013 articles in PeerJ have received over a million views and over 500K downloads. Our authors benefit from fast decisions – currently 22 days median to first decision – and the option to openly publish their review history alongside the article. All works published in PeerJ are Open Access and published using a Creative Commons license (CC-BY 4.0). Everything is immediately available—to read, download, redistribute,—without cost to anyone, anywhere, providing the original authors and source are properly attributed.  Find out more: