Who we are

GigaByte is an open science journal published by GigaScience Press. It aims to promote the most rapid exchange of scientific information in a formal peer-reviewed publishing platform. It serves as a venue to rapidly and easily share and build upon research outputs such as data and software. The journal publishes short, focused, data-driven articles and mandates transparent review and use of preprints. Using a novel publishing platform that allows online publication in as little as one day.

Follow us on twitter at @GigaByteJournal and see more at gigabytejournal.com.



Our evaluation model

Mandated open, named peer review for all papers.


Sciety uses the PReF (preprint review features) descriptors to describe key elements of each Group's evaluation activities, helping readers to interpret and compare their evaluations. Learn more.

Review requested by
Reviewer selected by
Editor, Service or community
Public interaction
Inclusion of author response
Binary decision
Review coverage
Specific aspects, complete paper
Reviewer identity known to
Competing interests

Our team

We have a team of in-house Editors who select peer reviewers, alongside an Editorial Board on hand to provide advice on difficult decisions and matters relating to thresholds.

Content license

All textual content (manuscripts, peer reviews, associated blog posts, etc.) are published under a CC-BY 4.0 license.