Microbial Genomics is a 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 articles 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.


Professor Nicholas Thomson, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Professor Stephen Bentley, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK


  • Microbiology Society Journals' Prize Winners

    Last year saw the Microbiology Society journals sponsor a number of poster presentation and oral communication prizes. Winners received a cash prize, one year’s complimentary membership to the Microbiology Society and a certificate for best poster or communication. We would also like to thank our Editors for taking part in presenting and awarding these prizes.

  • Altmetric Top 10 Articles 2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, we’ve rounded up the 10 papers from our journals that received the highest scores from Altmetric, the platform that collates where research is being shared online.

  • Microbial Genomics collaborates with Microreact

    The Microbiology Society is pleased to announce a new collaboration between Microbial Genomics and Microreact.

  • Microbial Genomics Spotlight On: Microbial Evolution and Epidemiology

    In this month's Spotlight On we chat to Dr Jenn Gardy to discuss the hot topics in ‘Microbial Evolution and Epidemiology’, to find out what papers she’d like to see more of in this category and discover who inspired her to go into scientific research.

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