Microbial Genomics (MGen) is a new fully open access, online-only, and mandatory open data journal.

Microbial Genomics welcomes papers that use genomic approaches to understand microbial evolution, population genomics and phylogeography, outbreaks and epidemiological investigations, impact of climate or changing niche, metagenomic and whole transcriptome studies, and bioinformatic analysis. The journal's scope covers the breadth of microbiology, from clinically important pathogens to microbial life in diverse ecosystems.

Our aim is to publish papers communicating novel insights gained from using genomic data, exciting new applications and innovative analysis approaches. Read the full journal scope.

Microbial Genomics supports and encourages the use of pre-print servers such as BioRvix.

Microbial Genomics is currently in the process of submitting to PMC and PubMed.

Editors-in-Chief: Professor Nicholas Thomson and Professor Stephen Bentley, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK)


  • Peer Review Week 2016: Words from our Editors-in-Chief

    From 19–25 September we are celebrating Peer Review Week at the Microbiology Society. The theme this year is ‘recognition for review’ and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our reviewers.

  • Spotlight On: Genomic Methodologies

    In this month's Spotlight On we chat to Professor Jukka Corander to discuss the hot topics in ‘Genomic Methodologies’, to find out what papers he’d like to see more of in his category and discover who inspired him to go into scientific research.

  • Spotlight on: Microbe-Niche Interactions

    In July we celebrated the one year anniversary of the Microbiology Society’s newest journal Microbial Genomics. To mark the occasion we are interviewing the journal’s Senior Editors. This month we chat to Professor Carmen Buchrieser to discuss the hot topics in ‘Microbe-Niche Interactions'.

  • Spotlight On: Microbial Communities

    In July we celebrate the first anniversary of the Microbiology Society’s newest journal, Microbial Genomics. To mark the occasion we are interviewing the journal’s Senior Editors to learn the topics that they are looking for in each of their subject categories.

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