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  • Published by: American Society of Microbiology
  • ISSN: 2150-7511
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: mBio┬« is a broad-scope open access journal edited by active research scientists. It strives to publish the best research in microbiology and allied fields. mBio publishes outstanding papers in all disciplines that address microbiological problems, including, but not limited to, biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics and genomics, environmental science, evolution, immunology, infectious disease, and physiology. Topics covered include bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and simple eukaryotic organisms, as well as all types of host-microbe interactions.
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  • Main subject area: Biology
  • Breadth of subject area: Top level subject
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Closed, single blind
  • Selectivity: Somewhat selective (IF ~3-8)
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Not applicable as gold
  • Has waivers: For society members etc
  • Has membership system: Personal membership
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: All papers are CC BY
  • Level of APC: $2500-4500
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than a month
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Unknown
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Society
  • Length restrictions: Strong
  • Provides altmetrics: Accesses only
  • CrossMark implemented: Yes
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes