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Biocontrol strategies: An Eco-smart tool for integrated pest & diseases management
New Content ItemCross journal-collection between BMC Microbiology, BMC Plant Biology and BMC Biotechnology
Guest edited by Drs. Suresh Janardhan Gawande, Durgesh Kumar Jaiswal, Ram Krishna, Soumia P. S. and Anukool Vaishnav
Submission Deadline: 30 March 2023

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Microbiome and Cancer
New Content ItemCross-journal collection with Microbiome and BMC Cancer.
Guest edited by Prof. Christopher Staley, Drs. Jacques Ravel and Sean Devlin. 
Submission Status: Closed 

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New Content ItemOne's trash is someone else's treasure
Sequence read archives from Lepidoptera genomes provide material for genome reconstruction of their endosymbionts highlighting how public databases can be used to explore the hidden diversity of symbiotic entities. 

New Content ItemSoil microbes and fruit color
Soil bacterial and fungal compositions in rhizospheres between red- and yellow-fruited tomato varieties were found to be significantly different despite growing in the same environment conditions, this study finds.

New Content Item (1)Microgravity, apoptosis and beneficial microbes
Modeled microgravity-associated increases in apoptotic signalling has been studied in relationship between the bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes, and the gram-negative bacterium, Vibrio fischeri, highlighting implications for maintaining animal-microbial homeostasis in spaceflight.

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High-resolution imaging and genomic technologies are changing the way we view the environment, cells, chromosomes and molecules. Here we share recent highlights from the BMC Series journals.


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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science.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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  • Citation Impact
    4.465 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    4.818 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.118 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.916 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    50 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    2,405,533 Downloads (2021)
    1,868 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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