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Microbial Ecology

Microbial Ecology

Editor: Karen E. Nelson

ISSN: 0095-3628 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-184X (electronic version)

Journal no. 248

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  • A dedicated international forum for the presentation of high-quality scientific investigations of how microorganisms interact each other, with neighbors, with their surroundings
  • Offers articles of original research in full paper and note formats, as well as brief reviews, commentaries and topical position papers
  • Editor: Karen E. Nelson, President, The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Karen Nelson, newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

Microbial Ecology is a dedicated international forum for the presentation of high-quality scientific investigations of how microorganisms interact with their environment, with each other and with their hosts. It offers articles of original research in full paper and note formats, as well as brief reviews, commentaries and topical position papers. The journal was founded more than 50 years ago by Dr. Ralph Mitchell, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. It has evolved to become a premier location for the presentation of manuscripts that represent advances in the field of microbial ecology.

Coverage includes the ecology of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments; genomic, metagenomic and molecular advances in understanding of microbial interactions; microbial diversity and phylogeny; microbial drivers of biogeochemical processes; inter- and intraspecific microbial communication; ecological studies of human, animal, plant and insect microbiology and disease; microbial processes and interactions in extreme or unusual environments; microbial population, community ecology, technological developments and more.

Our dedicated Editorial Board ensures that only the highest quality manuscripts are rapidly published.

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Related subjects » Ecology - Microbiology - Nature Conservation & Biodiversity - Water Quality, Pollution and Health

Impact Factor: 3.63 (2016) * 

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    Over recent years, the journal Microbial Ecology has been revamped to provide an international forum for the presentation of high-quality scientific investigations into microbial ecology, and how microorganisms interact with their biotic and abiotic environments, with each other as well as with their neighbors and hosts. The journal presents high quality peer reviewed manuscripts in multiple formats inclusive of full-length manuscripts, commentaries and notes. Brief reviews and topical position papers are also encouraged. The journal has a rapid average turn around rate of 6 weeks.

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    Microbial Ecology accepts shorter contributions in the forms of NOTES. A Note should be continuous text with a length of no more than 1200 words. There should be no more than three figures or tables with brief legends. Methods should be included as well as references.

    Journal coverage includes the ecology of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments; genomic, metagenomic and molecular advances in understanding of microbial interactions and phylogeny; microbial drivers of biogeochemical processes; inter- and intraspecific microbial communication; ecological studies of animal, plant and insect microbiology and disease; microbial processes and interactions in extreme or unusual environments; microbial population and community ecology, and more. Technological advances that allow us to increase our understanding of microbial diversity and interactions are also welcome.

    Other topics that are covered in our journal include.

    1. Pathogens in the environment

    2. Key players in the carbon cycle and aquatic ecosystems

    3. Phage plasmids and mobile elements in ecology

    4. Biofilms

    5. Soil-microbe interactions

    6. Technology developments to study microbial ecology

    7. Host microbe interactions

    8. Aquatic Microbiology

    9. Genes and Genomes

    10. Microbial Evolution

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