Announcing a new PeerJ Spotlight Collection for our Top Coral Articles

by | Sep 17, 2014 | regular

Corals and coral reefs host great biological diversity, they are early indicators of environmental change, and they are increasingly under threat. To showcase the outstanding coral research currently being published in PeerJ we have created a new “PeerJ Spotlight” Collection which collects some of the best articles we have published so far.


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This new Collection of ten articles represents some of the most noteworthy coral research we have published since launch. It clearly demonstrates that leading coral researchers are choosing to publish some of their best work in PeerJ.

To compile the collection we asked our 5 most prolific Academic Editors in this area (as noted here) to nominate articles which stood out to them. The result is a subjective snapshot of the best coral research appearing in PeerJ today. The authors of every single one of these articles also chose to make their peer-review history public, making them even more useful for the community. We encourage you to explore this Collection, as well as to use our search functionality to find other articles of interest.

This Collection will remain live for 4 months, but we will be releasing a new ‘PeerJ Spotlight’ Collection each month. We’d like you to help us choose the next subject areas – so please tweet us with the topic you’d like us to feature in October and be sure to use the hashtag #peerjspotlight. Alternately you can email us at

We thank our Academic Editors John Bruno, Alex Ford, Monica Medina, Pei-Yuan Qian and Robert Toonen for their invaluable input in compiling this list. And, of course, congratulations to the authors who have been selected for the Collection!

If you are a researcher working in this area, then we encourage you to submit your next articles to PeerJ.

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