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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.




2018 Impact Factor 4.775

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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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. 



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.




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. 



Gut Microbes

Hybrid 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



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.



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.


F1000Research is an open research publishing platform for scientists, scholars and clinicians offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs. All articles benefit from transparent peer-review and the inclusion of all source data.

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.