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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Journal of Microbiology

Editor-in-Chief: Iain Sutcliffe

ISSN: 0003-6072 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9699 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10482

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- Fast peer review and publication times:The average time from submission to first decision is 19 days, and from acceptance to online publication is 10 days
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Important Announcement for Authors 

From March 2017, the Editors of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek require all descriptions of novel Archaeal and Bacterial taxa to be accompanied by a mandatory entry in the ‘digital protologue’ database (DPD) that has been recently developed, and to include a TaxonNumber (similar to the current policy regarding deposition of information on novel fungal taxa in MycoBank).
For more information, please read this editorial.
The DPD is available at: http://imedea.uib-csic.es/dprotologue/

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek will publish high quality papers on fundamental and applied aspects of the microbiology of Bacteria, Archaea and Eukaryotic microbes. Manuscripts that are not considered by the Editor to be sufficiently novel or to be lacking appropriate depth and significance may be rejected without review.

    Original articles, short communications and review articles are welcome.

    Topics of particular interest include:

    • biochemistry and molecular biology, including bioinformatics
    • ecological and environmental studies, especially molecular ecology
    • genetics
    • genomics
    • medical and veterinary microbiology, especially molecular biological aspects of microbial virulence
    • physiology and metabolic studies
    • structure and development
    • systematics and taxonomy (Descriptions of new microbial taxa: please see separate section with details of our policies regarding manuscripts of this type)

    Authors submitting biotechnological manuscripts should consider whether their work is better suited to a more specialised biotechnology journal. Likewise, authors submitting medical microbiology manuscripts papers should consider whether their work is better suited to a more specialised medical microbiology journal.

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