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.


Summer diatom blooms in the eastern North Pacific gyre investigated with a long-endurance autonomous surface vehicle

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Toonen –– This is not my area, so I defer to the recommendation of the AE
Spatio–temporal variation in stable isotope signatures (δ13C and δ15N) of sponges on the Saba Bank

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Toonen –– I defer to the editor who is more familiar with this field than I am.
Drug therapy and other factors associated with the development of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients: a cross-sectional study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Minjun Chen –– The study will help the readers better understand the risk factors associated with acute kidney injury
Obtaining filamentous fungi and lipases from sewage treatment plant residue for fat degradation in anaerobic reactors

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– An interesting manuscript on important topic.
Multilocus molecular systematics of the circumtropical reef-fish genus Abudefduf (Pomacentridae): history, geography and ecology of speciation

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tomas Hrbek –– A near complete phylogeny of the group, and a fine study that makes initial strides in disentangling the potential drivers of differences in speciation rates between benthivorous and planktivorous clades.