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)


  • 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.

  • Watch highlights from the Microbiology Society’s panel discussion on open data

    At the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference in March, a number of Microbial Genomics Editors joined a panel discussion on open data. Over the next few weeks the Microbiology Society’s YouTube channel will showcase highlights from the discussion.

  • Microbial Genomics Announcement

    Announcing the Microbial Genomics ‘Most Promising Science Prize’.

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