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.


Structural plasticity in root-fungal symbioses: diverse interactions lead to improved plant fitness

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jorge Curiel Yuste –– Plant-fungal ecological interactions play a central role in how ecosystem function and respond to perturbations. Therefore, ecosystem ecologist will benefit from a review in depth of types and intensity of plant-fungal interactions
Coral disease prevalence estimation and sampling design

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Toonen –– This study shows that the most common field survey methodologies used to estimate coral disease prevalence in the field have low power and confidence. This simulation study provides strong motivation to change the current methodology in the field.
Analyses of long non-coding RNA and mRNA profiling in the spleen of diarrheic piglets caused by Clostridium perfringens type C

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jürg Bähler –– This study explores the involvement of both long non-coding and messenger RNAs in host immune and inflammatory responses of piglets to a pathogenic infection with Clostridium.
A single Spanish version of maternal and paternal postnatal attachment scales: validation and conceptual analysis

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Antonio Palazón-Bru –– A paper to determine that the Spanish version of this test is useful for clinical practice.
Anti-predator defences of a bombardier beetle: is bombing essential for successful escape from frogs?

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Wink –– Interesting story