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The Specialty Journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology will publish research findings focused on molecular microbiology and host-microbe interactions from a molecular, biochemical, cell biological or immunological perspective. We welcome submissions of studies on the effect of the microbiome on health and disease. In addition, molecular bases of microbial pathogenic evolution and adaptation to the host will be considered. Studies should advance our knowledge of the field.
Studies must focus on molecular microbiology/ and or host-microbe interaction. The microbes include pathogenic bacteria, pathogenic parasites, resident microbiota or endosymbionts. Studies on pathogenic viruses and fungi may also be submitted to the respective Specialty Sections of the field journal Frontiers in Microbiology related to these areas of studies. The eukaryotic hosts involved can be vertebrate or invertebrate animals, plants or unicellular. One of our major purposes is to accelerate scientific communication of high quality research findings, with worldwide open and free access to these findings. Our approach will stimulate research activity and advance scientific knowledge in this field and related ones throughout the world.
Short Name: Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol.
Electronic ISSN: 2235-2988
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PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty journal.
Articles published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community of the field.