FEMS Microbiology Reviews
As one of the five FEMS Microbiology, free to publish, print and online journals, FEMS Microbiology Reviews offers thorough review and publication of high-quality review papers that are original, in their approach and are dedicated to topics of current interest.
The Editors of FEMS Microbiology Reviews aim to publish reviews dealing with all aspects of microbiology that have not been surveyed recently. They should be devoted to topics of current interest and may be of a speculative and selective nature or they may provide comprehensive, critical and authoritative coverage. Reviews should provide new perspectives and critical, detailed discussions of significant trends in the areas being reviewed. Historical analyses of important subjects will also be accepted. All reviews should address both specialists and the general reader. Whenever possible, reviews should be put into the framework of general microbiology and biology. Manuscripts of lectures delivered at symposia that do not review the related field are not acceptable, nor are unevaluated compilations of the literature.
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. 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.
Review articles for FEMS Microbiology Reviews are usually solicited from international leading investigators by one of the Editors. However, if you think your review (or your idea for a review) is of exceptional quality, then FEMS Microbiology Reviews invites you to send your proposal to the Chief Editor or one of the Editors with appropriate interests. Authors are encouraged to contact Editors directly by e-mail.