Special Issue "Antibiotic Resistance"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013).
Interests: antibiotic resistance mechanisms; antibiotic action; bacterial genetics; molecular and experimental evolution
This call for manuscripts (original research work and reviews) to the recently started journal ANTIBIOTICS is aimed at the area of Antibiotic Resistance. Even though evolution is a process typically submitted to many unexpected factors and therefore thought by many to be essentially unpredictable, much of microbiological research applied to public health is based on the implicit belief that microbial variation leading to infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance is predictable and therefore can be controlled and prevented before causing clinical problems. Thus, to rationally and effectively deal with antibiotic resistance we need to understand the evolutionary origin of different types of resistance mechanisms and which factors are influencing the emergence and spread of these resistance mechanisms into human and animal bacterial pathogens. We also need to have conceptual as well as methodological tools available for prediction of when, where and how resistance will develop when antibiotic pressures are applied. Furthermore, we need to explore novel approaches with regard to how to rationally choose drug targets and drugs with minimized risk of resistance development.
Thus, the scope of this special issue is antibiotic resistance with a special focus on resistance mechanisms, their emergence and transmission and factors that influence the rate and trajectory of the evolution of various types of resistance mechanisms within and outside human hosts. Mechanisms include both mutational and laterally transferred resistance mechanisms, and we are interested in both experimental and theoretical work.
Prof. Dr. Dan I. Andersson
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- antibiotic resistance
- mechanisms of resistance
- mathematical modeling
- horizontal gene transfer