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Call for papers: Veterinary antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use - DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 30th, 2019

BMC Microbiology and BMC Veterinary Research have joined forces to launch a cross-journal thematic series focused on veterinary antimicrobial resistance. If you are interested in contributing, please read our call for papers for more information.


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    Authors: Deisy Abril, Ricaurte Alejandro Marquez-Ortiz, Betsy Castro-Cardozo, José Ignacio Moncayo-Ortiz, Narda María Olarte Escobar, Zayda Lorena Corredor Rozo, Niradiz Reyes, Catalina Tovar, Héctor Fabio Sánchez, Jaime Castellanos, Yina Marcela Guaca-González, Carmen Elisa Llanos-Uribe, Natasha Vanegas Gómez and Javier Escobar-Pérez

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Aims and scope

BMC Microbiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on analytical and functional studies of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, viruses and small parasites, as well as host and therapeutic responses to them and their interaction with the environment.

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​​​​​​​BMC Microbiology is currently participating in a pilot project in which all accepted papers are evaluated for eligibility to receive an Open data badge. 


Section Editors

Igor Mokrousov, Section Editor

Igor Mokrousov, PhD, DSc/HDR is Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics at St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute, Russia. Dr. Mokrousov joined the BMC Microbiology Editorial Board initially in 2009, as Associate Editor; since 2014, he serves as Section Editor.

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