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.


Sclerostin promotes human dental pulp cells senescence

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Praveen Arany –– Important data for regenerative endodontics that can, someday soon, prevent the need for root canal treatments!
Coordinative control of G2/M phase of the cell cycle by non-coding RNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Lanjing Zhang –– The authors compared the ncRNAs and mRNAs expression profiles of hepatocellular carcinoma and adjacent normal tissues by microarray and RT-PCR. They found that MiR-125b-2-3p and lncRNAP26302 may affect the G2/M phase of the cell cycle through the regulation of their respective target genes. The findings may provide potential targets for future liver cancer treatments.
Impact of rising sea levels on Australian fur seals

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Amanda Ridley –– Linking species ecology and climate change impacts on habitat is an important tool to predict future population growth.
Analysis of adult damselfly fecal material aids in the estimation of antibiotic-resistant Enterobacterales contamination of the local environment

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Siouxsie Wiles –– This is a really neat study, looking at antibiotic-resistant bacteria in damselfly poo as a potential means of identifying what resistant-bacteria are present in the wider environment. I would love to see them extend the study to look at genomic analyses rather than being limited to what they could grow on selective agar.
Shifts in community composition and co-occurrence patterns of phyllosphere fungi inhabiting Mussaenda shikokiana along an elevation gradient

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– An in-depth study on the effects of elevation on the fungal community of the phyllosphere associated with a single tree species.