Peer-reviewed Articles - General

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Background International trade for luxury products, medicines, and tonics poses a threat to both terrestrial and marine wildlife. The demand for and consumption of gill plates (known as Peng Yu Sai, “Fish Gill of Mobulid Ray”) from devil and manta rays (subfamily...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3027
117 downloads
735 views

Head et al. (2015) provided a large collection of p-values that, from their perspective, indicates widespread statistical significance seeking (i.e., p-hacking). This paper inspects this result for robustness. Theoretically, the p-value distribution should be a...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3068
144 downloads
929 views

The trade of live marine animals for home and public aquaria has grown into a major global industry. Millions of marine fishes and invertebrates are removed from coral reefs and associated habitats each year. The majority are imported into the United States, with...

["Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2949
184 downloads
708 views

Background Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) are frequently used in agriculture for pollination services because of their abundance, generalist floral preferences, ease of management and hive transport. However, their populations are declining in many countries. Agri-Environment...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2677
946 downloads
5,062 views

Publication fees as a revenue source for open access publishing hold a prominent place on the agendas of researchers, policy makers, and academic publishers. This study contributes to the evolving empirical basis for funding these charges and examines how much...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2323
4 citations
581 downloads
2,733 views

Background. Open access (OA) publishing via article processing charges (APCs) is growing as an alternative to subscription publishing. The Pay It Forward (PIF) Project is exploring the feasibility of transitioning from paying subscriptions to funding APCs for faculty...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2264
1 citation
182 downloads
932 views

Background. One of the most difficult challenges for conservation biology is to reconcile growing human demands for resources with the rising need for protecting nature. Wind farms producing renewable energy have been recognised to be a threat for birds, but clear...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2105
126 downloads
782 views

Managers of large, complex wildlife conservation programs need information on the conservation status of each of many species to help strategically allocate limited resources. Oversimplifying status data, however, runs the risk of missing information essential...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2230
85 downloads
506 views

Background. The ReproQuestionnaire (ReproQ) measures the client’s experience with maternity care, following the WHO responsiveness model. In 2015, the ReproQ was appointed as national client experience questionnaire and will be added to the national list of indicators...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2092
154 downloads
1,694 views

Human food security requires the production of sufficient quantities of both high-quality protein and dietary energy. In a series of case-studies from New Zealand, we show that while production of food ingredients from crops on arable land can meet human dietary...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2100
169 downloads
1,385 views

Aim. The nascent field of bio-geoengineering stands to benefit from synthetic biologists’ efforts to standardise, and in so doing democratise, biomolecular research methods. Roseobacter clade bacteria comprise 15–20% of oceanic bacterio-plankton communities, making...

["Bioengineering","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Science Policy","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2031
1 citation
213 downloads
850 views

Larval production and recruitment underpin the maintenance of coral populations, but these early life history stages are vulnerable to extreme variation in physical conditions. Environmental managers aim to minimise human impacts during significant periods of larval...

["Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2010
3 citations
284 downloads
3,158 views

Open Access (OA) is nowadays increasingly being used as a business model for the publishing of scholarly peer reviewed journals, both by specialized OA publishing companies and major, predominantly subscription-based publishers. However, in the early days of the...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1990
1 citation
252 downloads
1,212 views

Background. Preserving connectivity, or the ability of a landscape to support species movement, is among the most commonly recommended strategies to reduce the negative effects of climate change and human land use development on species. Connectivity analyses have...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2001
5 citations
456 downloads
3,786 views

Previous studies provided mixed findings on pecularities in p-value distributions in psychology. This paper examined 258,050 test results across 30,710 articles from eight high impact journals to investigate the existence of a peculiar prevalence of p-values just...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1935

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