Microbiology | All Life | An Open Access Journal from Taylor & Francis

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All Life

The Microbiology Section of All Life is seeking submissions on prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, viruses and small parasites, and their interaction with the environment.

This section of All Life includes:

Microbial Systematics

Evolutionary and Molecular Biology



Natural Products


Host-Microbe Interactions

Microscopy and Imaging


Proteomics and Metabolomics

Physiology and Metabolism

Biotechnology and Bioremediation

Cell Biology


Ecology and Environmental Microbiology

Agricultural and Food Microbiology

Systems Biology

Synthetic Biology



2020 Impact Factor: 2.000

Five-Year Impact Factor: 4.888


235k Annual Article Downloads

All Life is linked with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We invite researchers to share research and data towards Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 15: Life on Land.

Meet the Section Editors

Editorial board for All Life

Clare Taylor

Napier University, UK

Clare is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology in the School of Applied Sciences, Napier University, UK. She is a trustee and current General Secretary of the Society for Applied Microbiology where she also chairs the Society's Policy Sub-Committee. She is an elected member of the Young Academy of Scotland where she leads the 'Equal' theme.

Editorial board for All Life

Lorenzo Pecoraro

Tianjin University, China

Lorenzo Pecoraro is Associate Professor at School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Health Sciences Platform, Tianjin University, China. His research interests mainly focus on plant-fungus interactions, including mycorrhizal associations and endophytic fungi, as well as on fungal taxonomy, community ecology, environmental microbiology for the analysis of microbial communities in different habitats using molecular analysis, and fungal biotechnology such as medicinal mushrooms cultivation.

Publicly Available Data Sharing Policy

Authors are required to make supporting data and materials freely available before submission in a suitable repository under any Creative Commons license. You will be prompted to provide a data availability statement with your submission.


Why Submit to All Life?

  • Fully open access journal disseminating accessible and trustworthy life sciences research to our wide international readership.

  • Broad aims and scope welcoming truly multidisciplinary research in the life sciences (indexed in the Multidisciplinary Sciences JCR category).

  • Publishing all scientifically valid research, including reporting of negative and null data, replication and reproduction studies.

  • Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for positive societal impact, providing a platform for reaching policymakers and professionals who are tackling today’s problems.

  • Promoting better information sharing through public availability of all data associated with submissions.

  • Rigorous peer review process led by our team of subject experts across specialty sections.

  • Indexed by EBSCOhost, Academic Search Complete, TOC Premier (Table of Contents), OCLC, Arts and Humanities Search, Ovid, Inspec, and Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)


Instructions for Authors  Submit Now

Guide to understanding research data

Our guide explains the benefits of data sharing and will help you understand the steps you’ll need to take as an author to comply with data sharing policies.
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Increase the discoverability of your research and gain extra credit for your work when you publish a data note in All Life.