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Digitalization in infectious disease control measures

Guest Editors:
Fardad Haghpanah, PhD, One Health Trust, USA
Gary Lin, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA

Submission Status: Open until 28 February 2025

Phage therapy in the age of antimicrobial resistance

Guest Editors:
Vijay Singh Gondil, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Neelam Jain, PhD, Amity University Rajasthan, India

Mianzhi Wang, PhD, Yangzhou University, China

Submission Status: Open until 15 January 2025

Microbial secondary metabolites for plant growth regulation and stress management

Guest Editors:
Rainer Borriss, PhD, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Chetan Keswani, PhD, FLS, FSPR, Southern Federal University, Russia
Estibaliz Sansinenea, PhD, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México

Submission Status: Open until 2 December 2024

Synthetic and systems biology approaches applied to microbial engineering

Guest Editors:
Mingfeng Cao, PhD, Xiamen University, China
Sang Jun Lee, PhD, Chung-Ang University, South Korea

Submission Status: Open until 29 November 2024

Bacterial defense systems

Guest Editors:
Prasanth Manohar: Texas A&M University, USA
Jumei Zeng: Sichuan University, China

Submission Status: Open until 30 September 2024

The impact of gut microbiota on human health

Guest Editors:
Yongbo Kang, PhD, Shanxi Medical University, China
Anand Kumar, DVM, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Chunlong Mu, PhD, AgResearch Ltd., New Zealand

Submission Status: Open until 16 September 2024


Plants and their pathogens

Guest Editors:
Olubukola Oluranti Babalola: North-West University, South Africa
Manoj Kumar Solanki: University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Alok K Srivastava: National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, India
Manoj Kr Tripathi: Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, India

Microbiome dynamics in human diseases

Guest Editors:
Animesh Acharjee:
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Mangesh Suryavanshi: Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA


Zoonoses and emerging pathogens

Guest Editors:
Katarzyna Grudlewska-Buda: Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Faham Khamesipour: Research Center for Hydatid Disease in Iran, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Krzysztof Skowron: Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland


Biofilms and its impact on disease

Guest Editors:
Vijay Singh Gondil:
 University of Rochester, USA
Bindu Sajan: Long Island University, USA


Biocontrol strategies: an eco-smart tool for integrated pest & diseases management

Guest Editors:
Suresh Janardhan Gawande: ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, India
Durgesh Kumar Jaiswal: Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), India
Ram Krishna: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Soumia P. S.: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Anukool Vaishnav: University of Zurich, Switzerland


Antimicrobial resistance: genes, genomes and emerging technologies

Guest Editors:
Abd El-Latif Hesham: Beni-Suef University, Egypt
Youxiong Que: Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China 
Divakar Sharma: Lady Hardinge Medical College, India

Microbiome and cancer - Cross journal collection

Guest editors: Prof. Christopher Staley, Dr. Jacques Ravel and Dr. Sean Devlin. 


Cross journal collection
Veterinary antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use
Submission deadline: 30 March 2019


Cross journal collection
Genome engineering tools, methods, and applications
Submission deadline: 31 May 2016

Annual Journal Metrics

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    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)

    2023 Speed
    19 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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