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.


A minimal set of internal control genes for gene expression studies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Elena Papaleo –– An interesting solution to identify a subset of reference genes for qualitative qPCR of cancer samples
Long-term effects of competition and environmental drivers on the growth of the endangered coral Mussismilia braziliensis (Verril, 1867)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Anastazia Banaszak –– There are few studies on species within turbid reef environments.
A meta-analysis reveals the environmental and host factors shaping the structure and function of the shrimp microbiota

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Konstantinos Kormas –– A very good effort on putting together and analysing shrimp gut microbiota.
The effects of fermentation products of prebiotic fibres on gut barrier and immune functions in vitro

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Cristina Albertini –– I believe that prebiotics may have an important influence of immune response. More information are needed on intestinal barrier functions and this paper can be of support.
Soil and forest structure predicts large-scale patterns of occurrence and local abundance of a widespread Amazonian frog

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Leonardo Montagnani –– I believe that the scientific question the authors are addressing is relevant. However, there are some problems with the sampling scheme.