Article types are changing for Journal of Medical Microbiology, separating the Correspondence article type into two: Short Communications and Letters to the Editor.
Short Communications are for describing smaller novel pieces of completed work. The concise nature of these article types will allow for rapid peer review and can aid in the increased visibility of present topics to a wider audience.
This format for Short Communications consists of a title; an 150-word abstract; a maximum of 2,500 words; and a maximum of three figures and tables. The main text is not divided into sections and methods should be described briefly within the text.Short Communications are also available as gold open access via OpenMicrobiology.
Letters to the Editor will allow authors to address personal observations and opinion, or alternative interpretations of others’ work. Letters to the Editor can be utilised as a response to recently published work and can provide a different viewpoint of the subject matter. These letters will act as a discussion point among the community and will allow for greater understanding of research.