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In January 2020, Annals of Microbiology became a fully Open Access journal. Articles published prior to this date can be accessed through this link

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Annals of Microbiology is a top 25% rated SN journal for Editorial Excellence

Throughout the year Springer Nature invites journal authors to provide feedback on their publishing experience. We reviewed the prior year's data to identify the journals that exemplified editorial excellence in 2020. Annals of Microbiology was listed as one of the top 25% rated journals.

The outstanding contribution the Editor-in-Chief Francesca Cappitelli, the Managing Editor Federica Troiano and Editorial Board members bring to the journal is highly appreciated. Thank you!

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Life at the Extreme - Open for Submissions

Yellowstone Park - Credit: "Jurvetson" via Flickr, under a CC-BY license.Living creatures can be found thriving in the harshest of environments - from the deepest parts of the ocean to dry arid deserts, and even in the vacuum of space. This cross-journal series looks at the mechanistic adaptation of any species which thrive in extreme environments.

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Aims and scope

The aim of Annals of Microbiology is the advancement and dissemination of microbiological knowledge in the general, environmental, ecological (e.g. water, soil ecosystems, cultural heritage sites) and applied (e.g. food and industrial) fields. The methodology is usually derived from the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, biotechnology and taxonomy. Papers reporting work on bacteria, fungi, microalgae, and bacteriophages are welcome. The journal addresses researchers from both, academia and industry, working in microbiology, biotechnology or ecology. Annals of Microbiology publishes Original Articles, Reviews and Mini-Reviews, Short Communications, and Editorials.    

The journal’s scope does not include theoretical bioinformatics, medical microbiology or phytopathological microbiology.


Originally founded as Annali Di Microbiologia Ed Enzimologia in 1940, Annals of Microbiology, an official journal of the University of Milan, is a well-established microbiology journal and has a long tradition of publishing sound international research. 

Annals of Microbiology operates a single-blind peer-review system. Articles are reviewed by at least two external referees who are aware of the authors’ names and affiliations while the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Single-blind peer review is the traditional model of peer review.

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55 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
51 days to first decision for all manuscripts
117 days from submission to acceptance
31 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact 
2.112 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.151 - 5-year Impact Factor
0.652 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.476 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

43 Altmetric mentions