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.


On the efficiency of the genetic code after frameshift mutations

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Thomas Tullius –– This clearly written paper addresses an important issue in understanding the stability of the genetic code: how frameshift mutations are accommodated.
Fitness consequences of fish circadian behavioural variation in exploited marine environments

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A nice study examining how fishing affects fish of different chronotypes - important information for a wide range of fisheries-related scientists and managers!
Diagnostic accuracy of Onen’s Alternative Grading System combined with Doppler evaluation of ureteral jets as an alternative in the diagnosis of obstructive hydronephrosis in children

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Stefano Menini –– This study presents interesting data on the suitability of non-invasive, low-cost imaging techniques for identification and screening of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in the children with hydronephrosis
Effects of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) removal on shallow-water sediments in Fiji

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– Just as the reviewers and AE stated, loss of sea cucumbers is a global problem - and this study shows just how important these ecosystem engineers can be in ecosystem function.
The effect of climate change on the distribution of a tropical zoanthid (Palythoa caribaeorum) and its ecological implications

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Anastazia Banaszak –– It addresses the effects of climate change on the distribution of a tropical species