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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

Food security and sustainability from a microbiology perspective

New Content ItemFood security is a complex problem: to maintain agricultural productivity on degrading lands and in the face of water scarcity, or to achieve increased agricultural productivity and sustainable food production, many questions need to be answered and solutions need to be tested and implemented. Various aspects of maintaining or enhancing food production, sustainability and security can be tackled from a microbiology perspective. This collection will be open for submissions until 31st March 2024. 

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Biology of probiotic microorganisms

© nobeastsofierce / stock.adobe.comProbiotics are “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. This collection focuses on the physiology, metabolism, structure, and phylogeny of probiotic microorganisms.

This collection will be open for submissions until 31st December 2023. 

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Fruit and Vegetable microbiomes and their important interactions for global food production

© from pixabay -Jasmine LinWhether microbes help produce food or blight, there is no denying the impact they play. This collection examines the close relationship between fresh produce and their associated microbial communities.

This collection will be open for submissions until 30th April 2023. 

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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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Citation Impact 
3.168 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
2.897 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
0.652 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.476 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

29 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)

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