The 5th most cited open-access journal in Microbiology
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology is a leading specialty journal, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across all pathogenic microorganisms and their interaction with their hosts. Chief Editor Yousef Abu Kwaik, University of Louisville is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology includes research on bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, endosymbionts, prions and all microbial pathogens as well as the microbiota and its effect on health and disease in various hosts. The research approaches include molecular microbiology, cellular microbiology, gene regulation, proteomics, signal transduction, pathogenic evolution, genomics, structural biology, and virulence factors as well as model hosts. Areas of research to counteract infectious agents by the host include the host innate and adaptive immune responses as well as metabolic restrictions to various pathogenic microorganisms, vaccine design and development against various pathogenic microorganisms, and the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and its countermeasures.
One of our major purposes is to accelerate scientific communication of high quality research findings, with worldwide open and free access to these findings. Our open-access approach will stimulate research activity and advance scientific knowledge in this field and related ones throughout the world
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Short Name: Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol.
Electronic ISSN: 2235-2988
Indexed in: PubMed, MEDLINE, PubMed Central, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, Science Citation Index Expanded
PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology welcome submission of the following article types: Case Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report and Erratum.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering 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 Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the 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 Cellular and Infection Microbiology.