FEMS Microbiology Ecology
As one of the five FEMS, free to publish, print and online journals, FEMS Microbiology Ecology offers rapid review and publication of high-quality papers that are original and provide a significant contribution to the understanding of microbial ecology.
The Editors of FEMS Microbiology Ecology aim to ensure efficient publication of outstanding Research Articles and MiniReviews, on fundamental aspects of the ecology of microorganisms in natural soil, aquatic and atmospheric habitats, including extreme environments, and in artificial or managed environments. Research papers on pure cultures and in the areas of plant pathology and medical, food or veterinary microbiology will be published where they provide valuable generic information on microbial ecology. Papers can deal with culturable and non-culturable forms of any type of microorganism: bacteria, archaea, filamentous fungi, yeasts, protozoa, cyanobacteria, algae or viruses.
The editorial policy for FEMS Microbiology Ecology states that all submitted papers should be complete in themselves and adequately supported by experimental detail; they should not be preliminary versions of communications to be published elsewhere. Descriptions of new methods are acceptable, and the Editors welcome papers that put forward new hypotheses. However, papers that provide confirmatory evidence or merely extend observations firmly established in one species or field site to another will not be accepted unless there are strong reasons for doing so. Members of the Editorial Boards and other appropriate experts will referee the papers. Editors handling papers will independently make decisions on acceptance, revision or rejection based on the referees’ reports. The Chief Editors or Editors will usually reject papers outside the scope of the journal with an immediate decision. Authors who feel that there are substantial grounds for disagreement with an Editor’s decision should contact the Chief Editor, whose decision will be final. Authors who wish to withdraw their manuscript (at any stage of the process) should contact their Editor.
If you think your work is of a high standard and fits within the scope of the journal, then FEMS Microbiology Ecology welcomes your submission.