Microorganisms is a scientific, peer-reviewed, open access microbiology journal published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), PubMedPMC and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Microbiology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about the Microorganisms.
  • Companion journal: Applied Microbiology
Impact Factor: 4.128 (2020)
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Topic in TropicalMed, Microorganisms, Pathogens
Zoonoses in Tropical Countries Editor-in-Chief: Johanna Lindahl
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Topic in Viruses, IJMS, JoF, Microorganisms, Microbiology Research
The Role of Innate Lymphocytes in Infection and Host Immunity Editors-in-Chief: Edwin Leeansyah, Liyen Loh
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Topic in Plants, Microorganisms
Mechanisms of Resistance to Plant Diseases Editors-in-Chief: Attila L. Ádám, Lorant Király
Deadline: 15 February 2022
Topic in Foods, Microorganisms, Animals, Agriculture
Development of Agricultural and Food By-Product Resources and Animal Production to Achieve Food Sustainability Editor-in-Chief: Yimin Cai
Deadline: 20 March 2022
Special Issue in Microorganisms
Human Pathogens in Primary Production Systems Guest Editor: Leonard S van Overbeek
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Microorganisms
Plant Associated Bacteria, so Different and so Similar: From Pathogens to Symbionts and to Biological Control Agents Guest Editors: Stefania Tegli, Gerardo Puopolo, Elena Colombi
Deadline: 15 November 2021
Special Issue in Microorganisms
The Pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae Guest Editor: Regine Hakenbeck
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Special Issue in Microorganisms
Epidemiology of Enterovirus Disease Guest Editors: Antonio Piralla, Elena Pariani
Deadline: 15 December 2021
Topical Collection in Microorganisms
Advances in Tick-Borne Diseases Research Collection Editors: Franc Strle, Gerold Stanek
Topical Collection in Microorganisms
Feature Reviews in Gut Microbiota Collection Editor: Harsharn Gill
Topical Collection in Microorganisms
Microbial Life in Extreme Environments Collection Editor: Ricardo Amils
Topical Collection in Microorganisms
Feature Papers in Food Microbiology Collection Editor: Giuseppe Comi
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