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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

Mechanobiology of biofilms

This call for papers aims to explore the formation, growth and behavior of biofilms in response to internal and external mechanical cues. Topics of interest include cell-to-cell interactions, biofilm structure, dynamics and spreading, and emerging approaches for biofilm control. 

This collection will be open for submissions till 31st July 2024. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Annual Journal Metrics

2022 Citation Impact
3.0 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.2 - 5-year Impact Factor
0.917 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
0.613 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
7.0 - CiteScore

2023 Speed
18 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
121 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
123 Altmetric mentions