Extremophiles features original research articles, reviews, and method papers on the biology, molecular biology, structure, function, and applications of microbial life at the edges of survivability. Conditions covered include high or low temperature, pressure, acidity, alkalinity, salinity, or desiccation; or in the presence of organic solvents, heavy metals, normally toxic substances, or radiation.

The coverage incorporates aspects of multiple disciplines, including molecular biology, biodiversity, genetics, genomics, metagenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, survival strategies, macromolecular structure, biotechnology, fermentation technology, ultrastructure, biotransformation, metabolism, enzymology, biomembranes, bioenergetics, biophysics, physiology, cell biology, symbiosis, ecology, bioremediation, methodologies, evolution, phylogeny, taxonomy, astrobiology, and others.

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  • Presents research and reviews on the biology, structure, function, and applications of life in inhospitable environments
  • Examines life at extremes of temperature, pressure, acidity, alkalinity, salinity and oxygen concentration
  • Discusses life in the presence of toxic substances, radiation, or host defenses
  • Coverage incorporates aspects of multiple disciplines
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Chief Editor
  • Garo Antranikian
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.046 (2018)
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2.371 (2018)
Five year impact factor
130,040 (2019)
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  • The International Society for Extremophiles

    The International Society of Extremophiles (ISE) is intended to be a forum for the exchange of information and experience in the rapidly growing field of research on extremophiles. 

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