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Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology considers publication of research results in all areas of pathogenic microorganisms and their interaction with the hosts, and the studies should advance our knowledge of the field. The areas of research include bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, endosymbionts, prions, as well as the microbiota and its effect on health and disease in various hosts. The research approaches include molecular microbiology, cellular microbiology, gene regulation, proteomics, signal transduction, pathogenic evolution, genomics, structural biology, and virulence factors as well as model hosts. Areas of research to counteract infectious agents by the host include the host innate and adaptive immune responses as well as metabolic restrictions to various pathogenic microorganisms, vaccine design and development against various pathogenic microorganisms, as well as mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and its countermeasures. Reviews and mini-Reviews are either commissioned or proposed (with a referenced abstract and a cover letter) to the chief editor prior to submission.
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 open access 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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Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, 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.