Immediate publication with Continuous Article Publishing as of 2022
Effective 2022, Archives of Microbiology will change its publication structure from paginated issues to a new publication model: Continuous Article Publishing.
Articles will be published immediately after acceptance in a volume/issue. The Online First queue will become obsolete and time from submission to publication in an issue is significantly shorter. This will give rapidly-published articles full citation details from first publication.
Articles will no longer be paginated sequentially by issue. Every article will start on a page 1. Page numbers will not be used for article citation, but every article will have a citation ID number, called the ArticleCitationID. The ArticleCitationID replaces the page numbers in the citation line. The citation line includes the journal citation title, year of publication, volume number and ArticleCitationID.
This method of citation is recognized by Clarivate InCites /Journal Citation Reports (ISI).