The #2 most cited open-access journal and the 5th largest microbiology journal
Frontiers in Microbiology publishes articles on outstanding discoveries across the entire spectrum of Microbiology. With its 21st century approach to publication, it encourages interdisciplinary studies and communicates progress in the field to both specialists and the broader public.
As we are taking much better account of the unseen majority of life, unravel the biogeochemical processes that microbes facilitate, thereby making planet Earth habitable for all forms of life; as we increasingly identify the rules by which microorganisms interact with co-evolving viruses and macroorganisms in health and disease; and as we find more and better strategies to mitigate the detrimental effects of anthropogenic activities on the abundance, diversity, distribution and activity of microbial communities, Frontiers in Microbiology will be the 21st century approach to communicate all this progress to both the specialist and a wider audience of readers in the field.
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Short Name: Front. Microbiol.
Electronic ISSN: 1664-302X
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Frontiers in Microbiology is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Microbiology welcome submission 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, Technology Report, Protocols, Erratum, Case Report, Classification, Clinical Trial, Clinical Study Protocol and Community Case Study.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Microbiology, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above 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 across all of Microbiology.