Journal History

2013 Inaugural issue was released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2016 Covered by the PubMed (NLM).
2017 Microorganisms set up the following new sections: Gut Microbiota, Environmental Microbiology.
2017 Microorganisms launched the Travel Award project.
2018 Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
2018 Microorganisms launched the Best Paper Award project.
2018 Microorganisms set up the following new sections: Food Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology, Medical Microbiology, Systems Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology (Link not available, later was renamed as Molecular Microbiology and Immunology).
2019 Microorganisms started to be published as a monthly journal.
2019 Microorganisms Receives First Journal Impact Factor of 4.167. The journal ranks 34/133 (Q2) in the 'Microbiology' category.
2019 Microorganisms set up the following new sections: Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance, Public Health Microbiology, Parasitology, Plant Microbe Interactions
2020 Microorganisms set up the new section: Biofilm.
2020 Microorganisms received an Impact Factor of 4.152. The journal ranks 37/135 (Q2) in the 'Microbiology' category.
2021 Microorganisms set up the following new sections: Virology, Veterinary Microbiology.
2021 Microorganisms received an Impact Factor of 4.128. The journal ranks 52/137 (Q2) in the 'Microbiology' category.

Editors-in-Chief

2013–2016 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. John Fuerst
2016– Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Martin von Bergen
2017– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Martin von Bergen for Section "Gut Microbiota"
2017– Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Nico Jehmlich for Section "Environmental Microbiology"
2017– Associate Editor: Prof. Dr. Roger Pickup
2018– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Giuseppe Comi for Section "Food Microbiology"
2018– Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Peter Neubauer for Section "Microbial Biotechnology"
2019– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. James F. White for Section "Plant Microbe Interactions"
2019– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ciani for Section "Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance"
2019– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. David S. Lindsay for Section "Parasitology"
2020– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Eiko Kuramae for Section "Systems Microbiology"
2020– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ute Römling for Section "Biofilm"
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