PeerJ Sections


PeerJ, the journal, is now divided into separate Sections by field.

Section Editors have oversight of their section to ensure the journal maintains a fair peer review process and the highest standards of scientific practice in their fields.

Within each Section, the Academic Editors regularly identify and highlight the most important new PeerJ publications in their field. Learn more & Meet the Section Editors.


Marine cyanolichens from different littoral zones are associated with distinct bacterial communities

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– Simply the first human glance to the non-photosynthetic bacteria associated with marine lichens
Illusory resizing of the painful knee is analgesic in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– The use of illusory size changes to body parts—as an analgesic method—is amazing and new. The public will take notice.
Metabolism in a deep hypertrophic aquatic ecosystem with high water-level fluctuations: a decade of records confirms sustained net heterotrophy

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– As mentioned by the Associate Editor and reviewers, studies of this nature over a long-term period are quite rare.
Integrated analysis of differentially expressed profiles and construction of a competing endogenous long non-coding RNA network in renal cell carcinoma

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Min Zhao –– This is a good example to integrate data for lncRNAs in a specific cancer type.
Biases during DNA extraction affect characterization of the microbiota associated with larvae of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– DNA extraction is always crucial for the subsequent analyses; so this work will help the researchers' to work with shrimp microbiota.