World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology publishes research papers, short communications and review articles on all aspects of applied microbiology and biotechnology. Virological, veterinary and clinical topics however are outside the scope of the journal. The Journal provides a forum for research work directed towards microbiological and biotechnological solutions to global problems encouraging contributions from all scientists from all across the globe who have an interest in tackling them. As many global issues, for example improving crop productivity, public health and waste management, have more acute consequences in the developing world, the Journal emphasizes the role of biotechnological advances, for and from developing regions.
Short Communications should not normally exceed four printed pages (about 2000 words) which may include up to three figures and/or tables, and no more than 20 references. Technical communications should consist of descriptions of new or modified techniques with examples of their application and should not exceed three printed pages.
The Journal also publishes selected review articles on the social and educational aspects of biotechnology and its applications if these address relevant policy or scientific issues or novel pedagogical practices. Reviews should not exceed eight printed pages (about 4-5000 words) including references. In addition, topical Commentaries, often derived from significant scientific meetings are published. Typically, these are commissioned, but suggestions will be considered upon communication with the appropriate Editor. All articles published in the Journal are independently refereed.