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Microbial Genomics – Scope

Published by the Microbiology Society, Microbial Genomics is a Gold Open Access, peer-reviewed journal publishing cutting edge, pioneering research into genomic approaches to microbiology, fully supported by Open Data and innovative, collaborative services. We cover topics including, but not limited to:

  • Microbial evolution (including viruses)
  • Population genomics and phylogeography
  • Outbreaks and epidemiological investigations
  • Ecosystems, community and niche interactions
  • Host pathogen, host commensal, host microbiota interactions
  • The microbiome
  • Responses to human interventions (e.g. clinical, agricultural)
  • Metagenomic and whole transcriptome studies
  • Functional genomics
  • New models and computational methods
  • Sequencing tools, algorithms and protocols

We welcome articles showing novel insights, exciting new applications, or innovative approaches to analysis using genomic data, as well as articles developing our understanding of microbial genomics, from large, long-term studies on microbial evolution and epidemiology to studies that have immediate clinical or environmental relevance. We welcome a range of article types including Research Articles, Reviews and Mini Reviews, and Methods; please see the guidance on article types and structures for more information. We are particularly keen to encourage:

  • BioResource articles: research that is recognised as a significant resource with potential long-term impact.
  • Outbreak reports: genomic investigations of disease outbreaks that focus on the data and the process that led to the finding, as well as the finding itself, producing reproducible, robust research.
  • Host-microbiota interactions, with a particular emphasis on studies where sequence data provides real biological insights into the role that microbial communities play in host health.
  • Experimental evolution studies that focus on evolutionary responses to antimicrobial stresses, as well as those with longitudinal genomic data sets examining evolution in response to treatment and host-associated stresses.
  • High-throughput imaging and metabolomics analysis of interactions and influences in both directions between microbe and host.
  • Systems microbiology research using a hypothesis-driven, resource-aware approach combined with novel applications.

Microbial Genomics is indexed in Medline (PubMed), PubMed Central, Web of Science (Science Citation Index Expanded, Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews), and Scopus, as well as on Google Scholar and ScienceOpen, ensuring maximum discoverability of your research.

Please contact [email protected] with any queries about Microbial Genomics. All pre-submission enquiries are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief without reference to previously submitted articles.

For more information about Microbial Genomics, or any of our other journals, please see our Information for Authors or our Open Access policy for information on the article processing charges.


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