As we are taking much better account of the unseen majority of life, unravel the biogeochemical processes that microbes facilitate, thereby making planet Earth habitable for all forms of life; as we increasingly identify the rules by which microorganisms interact with co-evolving viruses and macroorganisms in health and disease; and as we find more and better strategies to mitigate the detrimental effects of anthropogenic activities on the abundance, diversity, distribution and activity of microbial communities, Frontiers in Microbiology will be the 21st century approach to communicate all this progress to both the specialist and a wider audience of readers in the field.
Frontiers in Microbiology publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across the entire research spectrum of Microbiology. The mission of Frontiers in Microbiology is to bring all relevant Specialties in Microbiology together on a single platform.
Frontiers in Microbiology is composed of the following Specialty Sections and Specialty Journals :
Frontiers in Antimicrobials, Resistance and ChemotherapyFrontiers in Aquatic MicrobiologyFrontiers in Cellular and Infection MicrobiologyFrontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology - closed sectionFrontiers in Evolutionary and Genomic MicrobiologyFrontiers in Extreme MicrobiologyFrontiers in Food MicrobiologyFrontiers in Fungi and Their InteractionsFrontiers in Microbial ImmunologyFrontiers in Microbial Physiology and MetabolismFrontiers in Microbiological ChemistryFrontiers in Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and BioremediationFrontiers in Plant-Microbe InteractionFrontiers in Terrestrial MicrobiologyFrontiers in Virology
The Specialties of Frontiers in Microbiology welcome the following tier 1 article types
: Book Review, Classification, Clinical Case Study, Clinical Trial, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
When submitting an article to Frontiers in Microbiology, authors must submit the material directly to one of the Specialties. The articles are processed by the associate and review editors of the respective Specialty.
Original research articles published through the Specialties will be subjected to the Frontiers Evaluation System
after online publication. Authors of the original research articles
with the highest impact, as judged by many expert readers, will be invited by the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology 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-level impact metrics of Original Research published in the Frontiers Specialties. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it in a wider context, and aim to address the wider audience across all of Microbiology.