Mycological Progress is a scientific, international journal publishing peer-reviewed basic and applied research papers, reviews and new method descriptions that target aspects of fungi, lichens and phylogenetically unrelated, fungus-like organisms.

The journal is especially interested in publishing papers on fungal diversity (keywords: systematics, taxonomy, molecular phylogeny, comparative genomics and metagenomics). Equally welcomed are general ecological contributions and especially papers describing how fungi interact with their environments or other organisms (life style and -cycle analyses, pathogenicity, symbiosis, etc.).

Mycological Progress appreciates research that is supported by deposited vouchers and living cultures and images that illustrate the ecological, morphological and ultrastructural diversity encountered in fungi.

Fungus related research topics also from other biological disciplines that fit within the scope of the journal include: biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and physiology, pathology, epidemiology, cell biology, biotechnology (including natural antibiotics, antimycotics, and other fungal secondary metabolites). Papers on all these aspects will be considered if they address a broad mycological audience.

Topical reviews on the above topics are also welcome but should be discussed with the editors prior to submission. Regional chorological studies and checklists as well as short communications will only be considered in exceptional cases.

Mycological Progress is the official journal of the German Mycological Society (DGfM) and affiliated with more than 10 mycological societies from other European countries.

Published as an e-only journal, it is dedicated to short publication times by maintaining highest quality standards.

Marc Stadler is the Editor-in-Chief.


Details concerning the submission and publication procedures:
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- Optional Open Access Publication Fee (APC) – USD 3260,- / Euro 2570,- / GBP 2160,-

Why publish with us

  • An international peer-reviewed journal affiliated with more than 10 European national mycological societies.
  • We publish original articles, reviews, and methods papers across a broad scope, covering all aspects of fungi and lichens.
  • We provide high levels of author satisfaction, with 95% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Marc Stadler
Publishing model
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Journal metrics

2.149 (2019)
Impact factor
2.061 (2019)
Five year impact factor
38 days
Submission to first decision
130 days
Submission to acceptance
109,240 (2019)
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1861-8952
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1617-416X
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