Scope

The German Journal of Microbiology (Ger. J. Microbiol.) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal considering different articles types on all aspects of basic science and clinical studies on microorganisms and their interaction with hosts and environment. The Ger. J. Microbiol. will consider papers focusing on diagnostic techniques, microbial sequences, metagenomics data, transcriptomics data, or proteomics data, if the results represent a substantial advance in knowledge related to microbial disease. The Ger. J. Microbiol. deals with research on all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, virus, fungi, yeasts, archaea, microalgae, protozoa, and simple eukaryotic microorganisms. The journal has a great interest in papers of high quality and novelty on aspects of epidemiology, pathogenesis, host response, antimicrobial resistance, zoonoses, control and prevention, and treatment and vaccine development of microbial diseases. Research topics of special interest include but not limited to:

  • Microbiology and Genetics.
  • Molecular microbiology.
  • Microbes evolution and virulence determinants.
  • Molecular Biology.
  • Biotechnology, drug, and vaccine Development.
  • Environmental Microbiology.
  • Host immune responses.
  • Fungal and protozoan biology.
  • Food Microbiology.

The journal welcomes systematic and narrative review articles focusing on analyses of the mechanisms of host-microbe interactions as well as regional review articles on specific disease in certain countries or regions of the world. The articles should present comprehensive, critical summaries of current knowledge in the field and should not be limited to discussing the author's work.

Preliminary studies are not acceptable to the journal. Case reports will be published if they contain novel aspects and have medical and applied research. Papers will not be accepted if standards of care or procedures performed on experimental animals are not up to those expected of human and veterinary scientists. The standards must meet the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research involving Animals, as issued by the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences. (C.I.O.M.S., c/o WHO, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland).