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Aims and scope

As part of the Microbiology Society portfolio, Journal of Medical Microbiology provides comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology, and infectious diseases. We welcome everything from laboratory research to clinical trials, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology.

We publish articles under the following subject categories:

  • Antimicrobial resistance: surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility in bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites of importance in humans, animals, and the environment that are frequently interconnected; mechanisms of action, resistance and interactions.
  • Clinical microbiology: basic science to clinical presentation and treatment of bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal infections; concept of infection in medical practice; hospital-acquired infections; and new and emerging infections.
  • Disease, diagnosis and diagnostics: understanding of the diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi in humans, and animals; methods and tools for diagnosis of disease, resistance in humans and animals.
  • Medical mycology: pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention including vaccine development, therapy, immunology, epidemiology, public health and outbreak investigation of all fungal diseases in humans; description and taxonomy of new pathogenic fungi; genetic susceptibility, innovative diagnostic approaches, novel antifungal drug discovery and clinical trials, and susceptibility
  • Molecular and microbial epidemiology: distribution and determinants (including virulence factors, AMR genes, etc) of pathogenic microbes in defined microbial and host populations; application of phenotypic, genotypic and molecular techniques in epidemiology, outbreak investigations, public health and veterinary public health.
  • Microbiome and microbial ecology in health: the normal microbiome and dysbiosis; structure of microbial ecosystems and communities; microbial ecology, with an emphasis on how microorganisms interact with their environment, their host and each other and their impact on general health and treatment of disease.
  • One Health: emerging, zoonotic and environmental diseases: integrating the health of humans with animals and the environment, emerging zoonotic and environmental infectious diseases; veterinary, medical and comparative microbiology, together with understanding the epidemiology, surveillance and control of zoonotic pathogens from a medical microbiological perspective.
  • Pathogenesis, virulence and host response: virulence factors and their mechanism of actions, their role in host-microbe interactions, novel insights into pathogenesis and pathogenicity.
  • Prevention, therapy and therapeutics: preventive measures and novel therapeutic approaches in combating microbial infections; detection using novel technology; drug discovery; basic science research to identify vaccine and drug targets.

We welcome articles reporting novel, original research findings that go beyond descriptive or factual reporting of observations. For example, acceptable content might uncover underlying mechanisms or explanations of phenomena observed, or provide novel interpretation of observations. We also encourage basic research on the biology of pathogens, set in the context of infection or immunity, and where possible prefer a strong connection to a specific infection(s) for host-centred topics such as host cell biology or immunology.

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JMM Profiles

Journal of Medical Microbiology also publishes JMM Profiles. Profiles are published in one of three categories, Pathogen Profile, Antimicrobial Profile, and Diagnostic Profile. These articles aim to provide a brief summary review in each of these areas. Please contact the Editors-in-Chief if you are interested in contributing to the JMM Profiles.

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Journal of Medical Microbiology is indexed in Adonis, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Elsevier BIOBASE/CABS, CAB Abstracts, CSA Illustrata, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Current Contents – Life Sciences, EMBASE, Google Scholar, MEDLINE, Medical Documentation Service, Reference UpDate, Research Alert, Science Citation Index, SciSearch, SCOPUS, and UMI (Microfilm), as well as on Google Scholar, ensuring maximum discoverability of your research.

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Information for authors

For more information about submitting to Journal of Medical Microbiology, please see our Article typesPrepare an article and Submission and peer review pages. 

Journal of Medical Microbiology provides authors with the option to publish subscription (paywalled) articles free-of-charge, or Gold Open Access articles. Microbiology Society journals offer two routes for Gold Open Access publishing: Publish and Read and Article Processing Charges. More information can be found on our Open Access costs page.

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Contact us

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