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.


Serotonin 5-HT1A receptor binding and self-transcendence in healthy control subjects—a replication study using Bayesian hypothesis testing

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Kevin Black –– The authors do real science here, following up on an initial finding from a pilot study and reporting the outcome appropriately. That may sound obvious, but in the real world of research these days it is a delightful breath of fresh hair.
Integration of phylogenomics and molecular modeling reveals lineage-specific diversification of toxins in scorpions

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Keith Crandall –– Really nice venom study on scorpions using transcriptomic data in a phylogenetic context.
An index of non-sampling error in area frame sampling based on remote sensing data

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Bo Huang –– This is an interesting work, which may be of value to a wide range of applications.
Interaction between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus fumigatus in cystic fibrosis

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Siouxsie Wiles –– Many pathogens are considered in isolation rather than as part of communities. This review of the interactions of a bacterium and fungus in cystic fibrosis is an important addition to the literature.
Modelling the dynamics of a large rock landslide in the Dolomites (eastern Italian Alps) using multi-temporal DEMs

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Lei Wang –– The use of multi-time LiDAR with a GIS for landslide model calibration is interesting