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Empowering a community publishing articles in microbiology, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa, phage, archaea, anti-microbial research, symbiosis, environmental microbiology, and microbiomes.

To date, over 16,872 articles in Microbiology have been published with more than 523,151 citations from authors in 159 countries.

Publish Microbiology research with PLOS to help accelerate discovery.

Our community is a collaboration between authors, editors and reviewers. In-house editorial subject experts work alongside section editors, academic editors, and journal editorial boards to provide accurate assessment that readers can trust.

We put research and researchers first, collaborating to make science, and the process of publishing science, fair, equitable, and accessible for the whole community.‚Äč

Microbial Ecology

Topics include: Microbial ecology and diversity, terrestrial polar microbiology, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, ocean acidification, bioremediation, wildlife epidemiology

Antimicrobial Resistance

This joint collection brings together guest editor selected research from PLOS Medicine, PLOS Biology, and PLOS ONE focusing on antimicrobial resistance in all microorganisms.

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It is important to have such a diverse group of scientists studying microbes because of their importance to society and the services they provide ranging from pharmaceutical production to carbon cycling. PLOS ONE is an open access journal that represents all scientific disciplines, making it an ideal home for multidiscplinary microbiology research to reach broad audiences.
Anna Simonin
Senior Editor, PLOS ONE
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PLOS will be attending a number of Microbiology related events through 2020. More details to follow.

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