Since 1985, Symbiosis publishes original research that contributes to the understanding of symbiotic interactions in a wide range of associations at the molecular, cellular and organismic level. Reviews and short communications on well-known or new symbioses are welcomed as are book reviews and obituaries. This spectrum of papers aims to encourage and enhance interactions among researchers in this rapidly expanding field.

Topics of interest include nutritional interactions; mutual regulatory and morphogenetic effects; structural co-adaptations; interspecific recognition; specificity; ecological adaptations; evolutionary consequences of symbiosis; and methods used for symbiotic research.

  • Official journal of the International Symbiosis Society
  • Editor-in-Chief: David Richardson (Saint Mary’s University)

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  • David H.S. Richardson
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.780 (2019)
Impact factor
1.925 (2019)
Five year impact factor
44 days
Submission to first decision
149 days
Submission to acceptance
57,456 (2019)

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This journal has 47 open access articles

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    is the proud sponsor of the recommended reading list (coming soon) for the first annual World Symbiosis Day Webinar to be hosted by the International Symbiosis Society (ISS) on July 30, 2020.
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    Details about a Topical Collection of mini reviews on “anthropogenic impacts on symbiotic systems” will be unveiled during the webinar. If you are interested in submitting a mini review to this Topical Collection, please contact Dr. Manju M. Gupta (ISS Vice President) or Takeesha Moerland-Torpey (Editorial Contact).

  • COVID 19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • International Symbiosis Society

    The goals of the International Symbiosis Society are to disseminate information to the public, students, International Symbiosis Societyeducators and researchers about symbiotic interactions, advance scientific research, and serve as a forum where researchers can interact.

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