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Antimicrobial resistance: genes, genomes and emerging technologies

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Aims and scope

BMC Microbiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all microorganisms - bacteria, archaea, algae and fungi, viruses, unicellular parasites and helminths. It considers studies on all aspects of the biology and biochemistry of microorganisms including but not limited to cell biology, genomics, signalling, the interaction of the microbes with the environment and host, mechanistic and functional insights into infection and disease, and biotechnological application in science and industry.

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

Open data badge Pilot

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

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.131 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.937 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    17 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    130 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    4,169 Altmetric mentions 

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