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.


AANAT transgenic sheep generated via OPS vitrified-microinjected pronuclear embryos and reproduction efficiency of the transgenic offspring

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Shao-Chen Sun –– This study applies melatonin into transgenetic animal production.
Denoising the Denoisers: an independent evaluation of microbiome sequence error-correction approaches

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jun Chen –– The article provides a timely and informative comparison of the state-of-the-art error-correction pipelines. The presented results can guide the selection of appropriate pipelines that suit the research needs.
Evidence of acclimatization or adaptation in Hawaiian corals to higher ocean temperatures

Section Editor rating: 9 / 10

James Reimer –– Re-running of an experiment almost 50 years later, with significant positive differences in corals, suggesting some acclimatization/adaptation to climate change - an important paper for not only coral reef science but climate change studies!
Triassic pentadactyl tracks from the Los Menucos Group (Río Negro province, Patagonia Argentina): possible constraints on the autopodial posture of Gondwanan trackmakers

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Kenneth De Baets –– The authors describe new finds of a widespread trace fossil and manage to use it to constrain the anatomy of its producer. It will therefore be relevant for ichnologist, (paleo)biologists and (paleo)ecologists.
Occurrence of virulent multidrug-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium in the pigs, farmers and farm environments in Malaysia

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Carlos Conte-Junior –– This paper is very relevant in food microbiology.