As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
Edited by Professor Vijai Kumar Gupta, Scotland's Rural College, and Professor Ashok Pandey, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research.
Edited by Mingfeng Cao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ning He, Xiamen University, and Yuanpeng Wang, Xiamen University
Cross journal collection
Applications of Oleaginous Fungi
Edited by Dr. Pat Slininger, USDA, United States of America, and Dr. Alex Idnurm, University of Melbourne, Australia
Microbiome in human physiological function
Edited by Dr Santanu Banerjee, University of Miami, Florida, USA
Collection published: 5th February 2020
Constructing 'intelligent' microbial cell factories
Edited by Prof Long Liu, Jiangnan University, China
Collection published: 1st May 2019
Recombinant antibody technology: from phage display panning to complex combined approaches
Edited by Ario de Marco
Collection published: 22nd January 2018
Engineering cell factories for production of bulk and fine chemicals: from designing principles to industrial-scale production
Edited by Yin Li
Collection published: 24 June 2017
CRISPR/Cas9 and the microbial cell factory
Edited by George Guo-Qiang Chen
Collection published: 16 February 2017
Microbial food biotechnology
Edited by: Prof Maria Papagianni
Collection published: 3 May 2016
Systems biotechnology and metabolic engineering
Edited by: Prof Sang Yup Lee
Collection published: 19 June 2014
Added value chemicals and biofuels
Edited by: Prof Akihiko Kondo
Collection published: 9 June 2014
Microbial Cell Factories
Edited by: Prof Diethard Mattanovich
Collection published: 6 May 2014
Recombinant protein quality: approaches for the quantitative evaluation of functional and structural features of purified proteins and antibodies
Edited by: Prof Ario de Marco
Collection published: 11 April 2014
Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014
Featured collection: Microbial glycobiotechnology
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Announcing the launch of In Review
Microbial Cell Factories, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:
- Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
- Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
- Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received
Open article collections
Research towards antimicrobial molecules as alternatives to antibiotics using microbial cell factories as expression systems.
A collection that investigates alternative scaffolds to nanobodies as binding agents.
A focus topic on engineering microbial co-cultures (consortia) and their metabolic capabilities.
A cross-journal collection on the biotechnological uses of lipid rich fungi.
Annual Journal Metrics
52 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
48 days to first decision for all manuscripts
115 days from submission to acceptance
11 days from acceptance to publication
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