Special Issue Proposal

The special issue is an effective way to communicate current knowledge in a particular field to researchers working in the field and interested readers. Microbial Biosystems aims to frequently publish special issues that focus on research topics of common interest. Qualified scientists are encouraged to organize and guest edit special issues in their expertise areas with the journal. Published special issues in Microbial Biosystems are highly cited and have drawn maximal attention in the same areas. The profiles and reputations of the guest editors increase together with the publication of the special issues.

Proposals for special issues are welcome throughout the year and the issues can be published as soon as final versions of manuscripts are received by the journal editorial office. Microbial Biosystems publishes research on prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms such as yeasts, fungi, bacteria, archaea, and protozoa. The journal considers research on interactions between pathogenic microorganisms and their environment or hosts. The research should be original and include molecular aspects to generate broad interest. Papers of specialised or of preliminary and descriptive content will normally not be considered. Articles in the special issues may include: Reviews/Minireviews on all aspects, Microbiology and Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Metabolism and Physiology, Signal transduction and Development, Biotechnology, Phytopathology, Environmental Microbiology and Ecology. Conference organizers may organize a special issue based on the extended or full versions of papers that were presented in the conference, symposium or workshop.

A proposal should include:

  • CV and list of publications of the guest editors; (the main guest editor can invite up to 2 co-editors to edit the special issue).
  • a working title, an overview of the topics, aims and scope.
  • an estimated number of articles to be published, and if possible, list of potential authors and titles of manuscripts.
  • tentative time frame for submissions and publications.

Papers in the special issue may be invited or openly submitted. The guest editors are responsible for reviewing the special issue papers and supplying final versions to the journal editorial office for publication. Special issue papers are charged in a group rate.

Please submit proposals to: ahmed_abdel-azeem@science.suez.edu.eg / zemo3000@yahoo.com