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Open Access Microbiology Journals

at Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis has a wide range of fully Open Access microbiology journals, offering an outlet for disseminating basic, translational and clinical research. Our broad scope journals, such as Virulence and Emerging Infections and Microbes encourage submissions of interdisciplinary research, whilst our more specialist journals, such as Mycobiology, provide a more focused forum for microbiology research.

Each journal has a rigorous peer review process that will validate your research, providing constructive feedback to publish the best version of your manuscript. Browse the relevant Open Access titles below and find out more about each journal.

Emerging Microbes & Infections

New to Taylor & Francis for 2019

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As an international peer reviewed journal, the mission of Emerging Microbes & Infections (EMI) is to provide a new integrated forum to allow for the timely dissemination of large amount of information gathered about microbes and infections, especially ones associated with increasing biological and clinical significance and pathogenic frequency.

The sheer volume and complexity of such information has gone beyond the scale and scope of existing specialty journals, and thus EMI is committed to bridging the gap between scientific communities in developed and developing countries where most of the emerging microbes and infections have occurred in recent years. Submit your research.


2018 Impact Factor 4.775

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Virulence is a fully open access peer-reviewed journal. All articles will (if accepted) be available for anyone to read anywhere, at any time immediately on publication.

Virulence is the first international peer-reviewed journal of its kind to focus exclusively on microbial pathogenicity, the infection process and host-pathogen interactions. To address the new infectious challenges, emerging infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance, there is a clear need for interdisciplinary research. Submit your research.

Virulence is particularly interested in receiving manuscripts on:

  • Microbial pathogenicity–viruses (including HIV), bacteria, fungi, and parasites
  • Molecular and biological function of established and novel virulence factors
  • Identification, development and study of antimicrobial agents
  • Host-pathogen and pathogen-pathogen interactions
  • Host response to infection and immune responses to inhibitors, toxins, and other virulence factors
  • Mammalian, other vertebrate as well as invertebrate model organisms and hosts
  • Clinical trials evaluating all aspects of the infection process
  • Microbiome
  • Research on bio-terrorism agents
  • Vaccine development and evaluation
  • Diagnosis of infectious diseases
  • Infections in resource-limited settings

Meet our Editor-in-Chief

Our new Editor-in-Chief for Virulence participated in a live Q&A session on Twitter. Find out what he had to say in a full transcript of the interview.


2018 Impact Factor 0.848

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Fundamental and applied investigations on all aspects of mycology and their traditional allies.

Mycobiology is an international journal devoted to the publication of fundamental and applied investigations on all aspects of mycology and their traditional allies. It is published quarterly and is the official publication of the Korean Society of Mycology. Mycobiology publishes reports of basic research on fungi and fungus-like organisms, including yeasts, filamentous fungi, lichen fungi, oomycetes, moulds, and mushroom. Topics also include molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, metabolism, developmental biology, environmental mycology, evolution, ecology, taxonomy and systematics, genetics/genomics, fungal pathogen and disease control, physiology, and industrial biotechnology using fungi. Submit your research.


Now indexed in BIOSIS and included in PubMed Central (PMC)

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Mycology aims to provide a platform to meet the needs of a demanding and growing field, and to serve and engage dialogue between Chinese mycologists and the international community.

Mycology publishes papers in all fields of mycology including fungi, fungus-like organisms and lichens. This journal especially welcomes the contributions of taxonomy and systematics, phylogenomics and evolutionary biology, ecology and biodiversity, genetics and molecular biology, genomics and secondary metabolism. Other appropriate subjects for the journal include bioinformatics, morphogenesis, cell biology, fungal biotechnology and new techniques. Submit your research.

Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

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The aim of this international, Open Access journal is to draw together research on different human microbial eco-systems, and to increase our understanding of their role in health and disease.

This research has received new impetus in recent years as it has become clearer what part is played by the normal, microbial flora in preventing infection, and related to this, the potentially deleterious effects of the use of antibiotics. Submit your research.