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Specialty Chief Editor:  Jonathan Zehr, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

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Mission Statement

Aquatic Microbiology is a specialty section of Frontiers in Marine Science and Frontiers in Microbiology.

Aquatic Microbiology is devoted to advancing the study of microbes in aqueous environments, with a focus on freshwater, estuarine and oceanic ecosystems. Aquatic microbiological studies are diverse and inherently interdisciplinary. Microorganisms play diverse roles in ecosystems, and are key to earth’s biogeochemical cycles and the habitability of the planet. Further, aquatic microbes are genetically, physiologically and ecologically diverse and exhibit many different patterns of evolution, adaptation and physiological responses. Frontiers hopes to accelerate the field by publishing high quality research findings relating to the roles that bacteria, archaea, microbial eukarya and viruses play in aquatic chemistry, food webs, and biogeochemical cycling. Laboratory experiments with cultures or mixed populations and environmental experiments are complementary and necessary for advancing our understanding of aquatic microorganisms and their interactions with the environment. Studies of physiological, genetic, genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic aspects of aquatic microorganisms and communities (e.g., metagenomics) are making important contributions to the advancement of aquatic microbiology. New techniques in visualization, isotopic tracers and molecular techniques are providing new knowledge on the nature of microbial communities in the environment. Aquatic Microbiology will accept manuscripts on these topics, as well as new method developments, reviews and perspectives.

Aquatic Microbiology welcomes submissions of the following tier 1 articles: Book Review, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.

All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Aquatic Microbiology, where they are peer reviewed by the associate and review editors of the specialty section.

Articles published in the section Aquatic Microbiology will be subject to the Frontiers evaluation system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a prestigious Frontiers Focused Review - a tier 2 article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Marine Science and Microbiology.

Open Access Statement

Frontiers’ philosophy is that all research is for the benefit of humankind. Research is the product of an investment by society and therefore its fruits should be returned to all people without borders or discrimination, serving society universally and in a transparent fashion.

That is why Frontiers provides online free and open access to all of its research publications. For more information on open access click here.

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Under the Frontiers Conditions for Website Use and the Frontiers General Conditions for Authors, authors of articles published in Frontiers journals retain copyright on their articles, except for any third-party images and other materials added by Frontiers, which are subject to copyright of their respective owners. Authors are therefore free to disseminate and re-publish their articles, subject to any requirements of third-party copyright owners and subject to the original publication being fully cited. Visitors may also download and forward articles subject to the citation requirements and subject to any fees Frontiers may charge for downloading licenses. The ability to copy, download, forward or otherwise distribute any materials is always subject to any copyright notices displayed. Copyright notices must be displayed prominently and may not be obliterated, deleted or hidden, totally or partially. A charge may be made for some facilities (such as downloading of e-magazines), where stated.

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Each Frontiers article is a landmark of the highest quality, thanks to genuinely collaborative interactions between authors and review editors, who include some of the world's best academicians. Frontiers is well aware of the potential impact of published research both on future research and on society and, hence, does not support superficial review, light review or no-review publishing models. Research must be certified by peers before entering a stream of knowledge that may eventually reach the public - and shape society. Therefore, Frontiers only applies the most rigorous and unbiased reviews, established in the high standards of the Frontiers Review System. Furthermore, only the top certified research, evaluated through the democratic Frontiers Evaluation System, is disseminated to increasingly wider communities as it gradually climbs the tiers of the Frontiers Tiering System from specialized expert readership towards public understanding.

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Specialty Chief Editor:  Jonathan Zehr, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA


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