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PeerJ receives its first (partial) Impact Factor

PeerJ received its first Impact Factor last week (which is a ‘partial‘ Impact Factor, and came in at 2.1). We know that being listed in the Web of Science and receiving an Impact Factor...

The author on a field trip in Canterbury, New Zealand

Modelling Tradescantia fluminensis – Author Interview

We recently published “Modelling Tradescantia fluminensis to assess long term survival”. In this study, author Michael J. Plank, and his colleagues studied models to control the growth of, Tradescantia fluminensis, an invasive plant species. Michael comments on...

Figure 1: Some specific tie-knot examples.  E and F in the figure are typical examples of some of the not particularly interesting knots that emerge from the random tie knots generator.

More Ties Than We Thought – Author Interview

We recently published “More ties than we thought” in PeerJ Computer Science. In this study, author Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, and his colleagues utilize math and computer science to examine the many ways to tie a...

"We scanned two sets of great-tailed grackle skulls and learned from the first scan that it is better to arrange the skulls in fewer rows to reduce the depth of the scan, which reduces the overall file size." - CL

Estimating Grackle Endocranial Volume – Author Interview

Today we published our one thousandth peer-reviewed article in PeerJ – “Can endocranial volume be estimated accurately from external skull measurements in great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus)?”. In this study, author Corina Logan, and her co-author utilized...

Pelsaert Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands

Self-generated Morphology in Lagoon Reefs – Author Interview

We recently published “Self-generated morphology in lagoon reefs”. In this study, author David Blakeway and his co-author Michael Hamblin discuss their research on coral reefs and reef simulations. In this post, David comments on his research and...

Student presenting his work on a project that would have been 10 times easier if we had this workflow done.

Swabs to Genomes – Author Interview

We recently published “Swabs to genomes: a comprehensive workflow”. In this study, authors Madison I. Dunitz​ and David A. Coil and their colleagues examined DNA library preparation and sequencing and present a workflow for the...