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.


An improved primer set and amplification protocol with increased specificity and sensitivity targeting the Symbiodinium ITS2 region

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tomas Hrbek –– Optimized protocol for amplification of Symbiodinium ITS2 region, that makes great strides towards generating reproducible and comparable data across a diversity of studies.
Finding novel relationships with integrated gene-gene association network analysis of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 using species-independent text-mining

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Elena Papaleo –– An interesting comprehensive text mining approach to annotate genes
Evaluation of the glycemic effect of Ceratonia siliqua pods (Carob) on a streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced diabetic rat model

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Cristina Nogueira –– This manuscript indicates that P.suberosa can be used to manage blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
The complete chloroplast genome of Colobanthus apetalus (Labill.) Druce: genome organization and comparison with related species

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ladislav Mucina –– Solid piece of routine work on whole-genome sequencing, adding valuable data on an evolutionary intricate taxonomic group.
Potentially inappropriate use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs in the older population—analysis of associations between long-term use and patient-related factors

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– I give a nice overview of what is a well known but often unmet medical and societal problem. It may contribute to come closer to improving the situation in the future.