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Aims and scope

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