PEER Year 2 report available live

From: Bayer-Schur, Barbara <bayer-schur_at_SUB.UNI-GOETTINGEN.DE>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:25:50 +0200

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Barbara Bayer-Schur

SUB Goettingen, Germany





PEER – Publishing and the Ecology of European Research


News release − 30 September 2010


PEER – Year 2 Annual Report Now Available


Reporting on the past 12 months of activity in this ground breaking
collaboration between publishers, repositories and the research community
investigating the effects of Green Open Access, the PEER Annual Report
highlights the complexity of the infrastructure required for PEER and the
substantial progress achieved towards the project’s objectives.


To simulate the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final
peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for journal publication, 12 participating
publishers are providing content and associated metadata from 241 participating
journals. Half of the manuscripts are being submitted directly to PEER, while
for the other half, authors are invited by publishers to self-deposit into the


All submitted content is being received by the PEER Depot, a central repository
created specifically for the project by INRIA, which undertakes filtering for EU
research content, metadata matching and transformations, and embargo management
prior to distribution to participating repositories.


By the end of year 2 (August 2010), almost 25,000 unique publisher provided
manuscripts had been processed by the PEER Depot, resulting in 10,000 EU
manuscripts after processing (some still under embargo), with embargo expired
manuscripts distributed to participating repositories.


The three areas of usage, economic and behavioural research commissioned by PEER
are well underway, with the Baseline Behavioural Report already publicly
available from the PEER website.


With a robust infrastructure in place, the next phase of the project will see
increasing volumes of content becoming available in support of the ongoing


About PEER:

PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research), supported by the EC
eContentplus programme, will investigate the effects of the large-scale,
systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts (so called
Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author
visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European
research. The project is a collaboration between publishers, repositories and
researchers and will last from September 2008 to May 2012


Further information on PEER, visit the website:

For enquiries relating to PEER, please e-mail Dr Julia Wallace, Project Manager:


PEER Partners: International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical
Publishers (STM), European Science Foundation, Göttingen State and University
Library, Max Planck Society, INRIA,
SURF Foundation and University of Bielefeld


STM publishers participating in PEER: BMJ Publishing Group; Cambridge University
Press; EDP Sciences; Elsevier; IOP Publishing; Nature Publishing Group; Oxford
University Press; Portland Press; Sage Publications; Springer; Taylor & Francis
Group; Wiley-Blackwell


PEER repositories: 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); Kaunas University of Technology,
Lithuania; University Library of Debrecen, Hungary; SSOAR (GESIS − Leibniz
Institute for the Social Sciences); TARA - Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland

Long-term preservation service: Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of The


Barbara Bayer-Schur M.A.
PEER - Publishing and the Ecology of European Research
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
Tel. +49 551 39 5242

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