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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 Microbes & Infections 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 collection below to learn more about each journal and find the perfect home for your research.

Emerging Microbes & Infections

Fully Open Access

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.




A Top 10 Journal

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.  It is one of the top journals globally with a unique focus on pathogenicity and pathogenesis.

To address the new infectious challenges, emerging infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance, there is a clear need for interdisciplinary research. Virulence brings together scientists and clinical researchers working on the 'pathogen,' the 'host' or the 'antimicrobial agents.' It is particularly interested in infection models and actual infections, in the mechanisms, severity and attenuation of infection.


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

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Gut Microbes

Fully Open Access

Gut Microbes provides a platform for presenting and discussing cutting-edge research on all aspects of microorganisms populating the intestine.

The intestinal microbiota plays a pivotal role in human physiology. Characterizing its structure and function has implications for health and disease, impacting nutrition and obesity, brain function, allergic responses, immunity, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer development, cardiac disease, liver disease, and others



Infection Ecology & Epidemiology

Fully Open Access

Infection Ecology & Epidemiology is an international multidisciplinary Open Access journal affiliated with One Health Sweden.

As one of the first Open Access journals in this multidisciplinary field, Infection Ecology & Epidemiology aspires to become a first-option source of information on infectious disease ecology and epidemiology. It aims to be a truly international forum for the free exchange of original, cross-disciplinary, high quality papers from multiple medical and ecological disciplines, describing exactly what happens at the interface between wild and domestic animals, and humans.



Communicative & Integrative Biology

Format-Free Submissions

Indexed in PubMed Central and Scopus, this open access journal publishes research on all aspects of biology related to communication and signaling at all levels of biological complexity.

Serving as a platform for the most recent results in all aspects of biological sciences, Communcative & Integrative Biology focuses on exploring every level of biological organizations. From subcellular organelles to societies, the understanding of biological organisms as systems integrated via bio-communication. This encompasses animal, plant, and microbial communication, as well as signaling, cognition, consciousness, evolution, ecology, and behavioral ecology.



Journal of Oral Microbiology

Format-Free Submissions

As the first Open Access journal in its field, the Journal of Oral Microbiology aims to be an influential source of knowledge on the aetiological agents behind oral infectious diseases.

The journal is an international forum for original research on all aspects of 'oral health'. Articles which seek to understand 'oral health' through exploration of the pathogenesis, virulence, host-parasite interactions, and immunology of oral infections are of particular interest. However, the journal also welcomes work that addresses the global agenda of oral infectious diseases and articles that present new strategies for treatment and prevention or improvements to existing strategies. 




Fully Open Access

Prion is the first international peer-reviewed open access journal to focus exclusively on protein folding and misfolding, protein assembly disorders, protein-based and structural inheritance.

The goal is to foster communication and rapid exchange of information through timely publication of important results using traditional as well as electronic formats. The overriding criteria for publication in Prion are originality, scientific merit and general interest. 



Infectious Diseases

Hybrid Open Access

Infectious Diseases (formerly Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of human infection, including pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases, and also on medical microbiology and epidemiology.

The journal will consider original articles, brief reports, reviews, or Letters to the Editor. Only exceptionally will Infectious Diseases accept case reports for publication.




Fully Open Access

Fundamental and applied investigations on all aspects of mycology and their traditional allies. Mycobiology publishes open access reports of basic research on fungi and fungus-like organisms, including yeasts, filamentous fungi, lichen fungi, oomycetes, molds, and mushroom.

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.




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

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.



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Infection and Drug Resistance

Indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Infection and Drug Resistance is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on the optimal treatment of infection (bacterial, fungal and viral) and the development and institution of preventative strategies to minimize the development and spread of resistance. 

The journal is characterized by the rapid reporting of high-quality original research, reviews, guidelines, expert opinions, commentary and clinical studies in all areas of infection and drug resistance. Topics include development of novel anti-infectives; proteomic and genomic studies in resistant organisms; infection control in hospitals and the community; clinical management of antibiotic resistance; and mechanisms of resistance development, among others.



All Life

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All Life brings together all researchers with a common goal to improve life. Fostering cross-discipline collaboration and open information sharing to improve reproducibility of research.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations (UN) Member States in 2015, produced 17 Sustainable Goals (SDGs) as a “blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the plant, now and into the future”. Supporting these UN SDGs, All Life broadly provides valuable insights and data towards goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 14 (Life Below Water) and 15 (Life on Land) through the following subject areas:

• Aquaculture and Marine Biology (Goal 14)
• Agriculture (Goal 2)
• Bioengineering & Biotechnology (Goal 3 and 15)
• Computational Life sciences, Bioinformatics and System Biology (Goal 3)
• Cancer Biology (Goal 3)
• Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (Goal 3, 14 and 15)
• Epidemiology, Genetics & Genomic (Goal 3, 14 and 15)
• Microbiology (Goal 3, 14 and 15)
• Molecular Biophysics (Goal 3, 14 and 15)
• Pharmacology & Pharmaceutics (Goal 3)
• Plant Biology (Goal 15)
• Translational Physiology (Goal 3)



Why Publish Open Access?

Publishing open access can increase the reach of your research by up to eight times, and create an impact beyond academia. Discover the benefits and learn how you can publish your research open access using our helpful guide.

Dove Medical Press

Dove Press specializes in the publication of open access, peer-reviewed journals across the spectrum of science, technology and medicine. Our journals are indexed online via PubMed and PubMed Central, and other notable indexing services.

Does Your Research Cross Disciplines?

All Life is a fully open access international multidisciplinary journal, focusing on publishing interdisciplinary research across the broad disciplines in life sciences.