PeerJ March Newsletter: 1500+ submissions in Feb and meet the PeerJ Section Editors
With our five-year celebrations fully underway, we’ve had a busy month! Here is an overview of what has been going on at PeerJ this month.
Over 1500 submissions received in February for #PeerJ5Years!
Last month, we celebrated our fifth anniversary of publishing by offering full fee waivers for all articles submitted in February. We are thrilled to report we received over 1500 submissions. These submissions are now in peer review and we look forward to publishing in the coming weeks!
We would like to thank our community for making our 5th year the best year yet! Take a look back on what PeerJ has achieved in our first five years in our milestone timeline.
Announcing the PeerJ Section Editors
Ecology: Dezene Huber and Ann Hedrick
Biodiversity and Conservation: Patricia Gandini and David Roberts
Zoological Science: Michael Wink, Jennifer Vonk, and Nigel Andrew
Bioinformatics and Genomics: Keith Crandall and Elena Papaleo
Aquatic Biology: Rob Toonen and James Reimer
Microbiology: Valeria Souza and Siouxsie Wiles
Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology: Vladimir Uversky and Pedro Silva
Plant Biology: Jeff Ross Ibarra and Sheila McCormick
Brain and Cognition: Stephen Macknik and Claire Fletcher Flinn
Paleontology and Evolutionary Science: Laura Wilson and Andy Farke
To create wider community consensus and oversight in a journal publishing thousands of articles per year, subject areas will be grouped into the above sections and these Section Editors will help to curate and highlight important new research findings published within their sections.
A big welcome to our new Section Editors! You can find out more about the team and their role in this blog post.
PeerJ in the news: New species of terrestrial-breeding frogs
Researchers describe a new species of small strabomantid frog (genus Psychrophrynella) found in the humid montane forest in Peru. Author Alessandro Catenazzi shares more on the findings in the press release: “We know the Andes are extremely rich in biodiversity, but people don’t spend a lot of time looking for small things. It’s tedious work. But there is a high value for conservation if we take the time to document.”
PeerJ articles are viewed and downloaded by millions of readers from hundreds of countries. Read more on PeerJ’s global readership.
A recent blog post looks back on some of the headline-making research published in PeerJ and PeerJ Computer Science over the last five years. With over 4,500 articles peer reviewed and published in just 5 years we are proud to be an established and reputable innovator in academic communication.
As we wrap up our #PeerJ5Years celebrations, we look forward to the next five years of bringing science to the world stage — and, most importantly, to continuing to give science and the work of our community the spotlight. Thanks for being part of the journey!
– the PeerJ team
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