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Current Opinion in Microbiology

  • ISSN: 1369-5274

Next planned ship date: June 24, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 8.3
  • Impact factor: 5.4

Current Opinion in Microbiology (COMICR) publishes authoritative, comprehensive, and systematic reviews. COMICR helps specialists keep up to date with the expanding volume of i… Read more

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Current Opinion in Microbiology (COMICR) publishes authoritative, comprehensive, and systematic reviews. COMICR helps specialists keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in the field of microbiology. Expert authors annotate the most interesting papers from the expanding volume of information published today, saving valuable time and giving the reader insight on areas of importance.

Current Opinion in Microbiology is part of the Current Opinion and Research (CO+RE) suite of journals and is a companion to the new primary research, open access journal, Current Research in Microbial Sciences (CRMICR). CO+RE journals leverage the Current Opinion legacy of editorial excellence, high-impact, and global reach to ensure they are a widely read resource that is integral to scientists' workflow.

Current Opinion in Microbiology is divided into themed sections. It consists of 6 issues per year covering the following sections, each of which is reviewed once a year:

Host-microbe interactions: bacteria

Host-microbe interactions: viruses

Host-microbe interactions: fungi

Host-microbe interactions: parasites

Cell regulation

Environmental microbiology



Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology

There is also a section that changes every year to reflect hot topics in the field. The journal builds on Elsevier's reputation for excellence in scientific publishing and long-standing commitment to communicating reproducible biomedical research targeted at improving human health.

Expertise: Expert authors, who are leaders in their field, are invited to write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject and provide short annotations to the papers that they think are most relevant
Comprehensiveness: There are 27 high-impact Current Opinion review journals in a range of subjects from food science to green and sustainable chemistry
Impact: In addition to a vast readership, Current Opinion titles enjoy high citations, Impact Factors, and CiteScores.
Discoverability: Articles get high visibility and maximum exposure on an industry-leading platform that reaches a vast global audience.

Selection of topics to be reviewed
Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasised. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected.

Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasising the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous year.

Review articles in Current Opinion in Microbiology are by invitation only.

Editorial Overview
Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

Ethics in Publishing: General Statement
The Editor(s) and Publisher of this Journal believe that there are fundamental principles underlying scholarly or professional publishing. While this may not amount to a formal 'code of conduct', these fundamental principles with respect to the authors' paper are that the paper should: i) be the authors' own original work, which has not been previously published elsewhere, ii) reflect the authors' own research and analysis and do so in a truthful and complete manner, iii) properly credit the meaningful contributions of co-authors and co-researchers, iv) not be submitted to more than one journal for consideration, and v) be appropriately placed in the context of prior and existing research. Of equal importance are ethical guidelines dealing with research methods and research funding, including issues dealing with informed consent, research subject privacy rights, conflicts of interest, and sources of funding. While it may not be possible to draft a 'code' that applies adequately to all instances and circumstances, we believe it useful to outline our expectations of authors and procedures that the Journal will employ in the event of questions concerning author conduct. With respect to conflicts of interest, the Publisher now requires authors to declare any conflicts of interest that relate to papers accepted for publication in this Journal. A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author's work. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the Journal is the safest course. All submissions to the Journal must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The Journal may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript. A decision may be made by the Journal not to publish on the basis of the declared conflict.

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