FEMS Microbiology Letters
As one of the five FEMS Microbiology, free to publish, print and online journals, FEMS Microbiology Letters offers rapid review and publication of outstanding research in all aspects of Microbiology, except virology (other than Bacteriophages).
The Editors of FEMS Microbiology Letters give priority to concise papers that merit urgent publication by virtue of their originality, general interest and their contribution to new developments in microbiology. All aspects of microbiology, except virology (other than bacteriophages), are covered.
The editorial policy for FEMS Microbiology Letters 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 Letters welcomes your submission.