Current Microbiology is a well-established journal that publishes articles in all aspects of microbial cells and the interactions between the microorganisms, their hosts and the environment.

Current Microbiology publishes original research articles, short communications, reviews and letters to the editor, spanning the following areas:

physiology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, biotechnology, ecology, evolution, morphology, taxonomy, diagnostic methods, medical and clinical microbiology and immunology as applied to microorganisms.

  • Explores all aspects of microbial cells including prokaryotes and eukaryotes and, where appropriate, viruses
  • Coverage spans general, environmental, and applied microbiology
  • Draws on physiology, biochemistry, genetics, morphology, taxonomy, immunology and more
  • 98% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Erko Stackebrandt
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.746 (2019)
Impact factor
1.739 (2019)
Five year impact factor
37 days
Submission to first decision
139 days
Submission to acceptance
267,337 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1432-0991
Print ISSN
0343-8651
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