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2015 Press Releases

April 9th, 2015

New Evidence for Combat and Cannibalism in Tyrannosaurs

April 7th, 2015

Brontosaurus is back! The iconic long-necked dinosaur was not Apatosaurus after all

February 3rd, 2015

PeerJ aims to speed up the pace and openness of Computer Science publishing with launch of new journal PeerJ Computer Science

January 13th, 2015

Sizing up the giants that live in the ocean. Research team corrects inaccuracies and elucidates measurements for 25 marine species.

2014 Press Releases

November 18th, 2014

Unexpected cross-species contamination in genome sequencing projects

September 30th, 2014

Smithsonian Scientists Discover Coral’s Best Defender Against an Army of Sea Stars

September 16th, 2014

What’s for dinner? Rapidly identifying undescribed species in a commercial fungi packet

September 2nd, 2014

Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley

September 2nd, 2014

Researchers Find Asian Camel Crickets Are Now Common in U.S. Homes

August 19th, 2014

Sequencing at Sea – performing real-time DNA sequencing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

August 12th, 2014

The Maldives and the whale shark: the world's biggest fish adds value to paradise

August 12th, 2014

Is empathy in humans and apes actually different?

July 17th, 2014

Birdsongs automatically decoded by computer scientists

June 24th, 2014

Facelock: a new password alternative which plays to the strengths of human memory

June 24th, 2014

New Research Finds that Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome

June 12th, 2014

Chimpanzees Spontaneously Initiate and Maintain Cooperative Behavior

June 12th, 2014

Tiny plants ride on the coattails of migratory birds

June 3rd, 2014

Notifying speeding mariners lowers ship speeds in areas with North Atlantic Right Whales

April 3rd, 2014

Public exposure leads to an increase in corrections to the scientific record

March 25th, 2014

Neck ribs in woolly mammoths provide clues about their decline and eventual extinction

March 11th, 2014

Researchers show that bold baboons learn to solve tasks from other baboons

March 4th, 2014

Discovery in France of the New Guinea flatworm - one of the 100 worst invasive alien species in the world

February 27th, 2014

System-wide analyses have underestimated protein abundances and the importance of transcription in animals

February 18th, 2014

Asian elephants reassure others in distress

February 11th, 2014

With the addition of Stanford, 20 universities have now entered into an Institutional Arrangement with PeerJ

January 14th, 2014

A brief visit to a neighbourhood induces the social attitudes of that neighborhood

2013 Press Releases

December 10th, 2013

Europe's Rarest Orchid Rediscovered on 'Lost World' Volcano in the Azores

November 19th, 2013

Publish Open Access for free until end of the year in PeerJ

November 11th, 2013

Announcing unlimited free publishing in PeerJ Preprints

October 22nd, 2013

High school student discovers skeleton of baby dinosaur

October 1st, 2013

Scientists who share data publicly receive more citations

September 10th, 2013

UC Berkeley and the University of Cambridge enter into Institutional Arrangements for PeerJ publishing plans

September 10th, 2013

Positive emotion influences a depressive-to-happy state and increases life satisfaction

September 5th, 2013

New study shows scientific reproducibility is hampered by a lack of specificity of the material resources

August 13th, 2013

Study finds 'ray' wings sold to consumers includes vulnerable species & can be mislabeled

July 16th, 2013

New web-enabled technology records the presence of species by analyzing their sounds

July 16th, 2013

The Line Islands Collection – Microbial dynamics of coral reef robustness and decline

April 10th, 2013

PeerJ Announces the First Institutions to Provide lifetime publishing plans to their Faculty

April 8th, 2013

PeerJ selected for indexing by PubMed Central (PMC), PubMed and Scopus

April 3rd, 2013

PeerJ Launches 'PeerJ Preprints' a new 'Preprint Server' for the Biological and Medical Sciences

April 2nd, 2013

Diversification in ancient tadpole shrimps challenges the term 'living fossil'

March 12th, 2013

What impact does a day of roller derby have on our skin microbiome?

March 5th, 2013

Viruses: More Survival Tricks than Previously Thought

February 19th, 2013

How the whale got its teeth

February 12th, 2013

Cognitive Scientists Advance the Art of Magic with a Study of Penn & Teller’s "Cups and Balls" Illusion

February 12th, 2013

Study Shows Consumers Have Few Negative Reactions to the Results of Genetic Testing for Cancer Mutations

February 12th, 2013

PeerJ Publishes Its First Articles

2012 Press Releases

November 27th, 2012

Open Access journal PeerJ opens for submissions starting December 3rd

June 12th, 2012

New open access publisher introduces innovative business model - Pay once, publish for life