Trends in Microbiology (TRENDS MICROBIOL)

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

Interest in molecular microbiology is gaining new impetus from the relative ease and rapidity with which such small genomes can be entirely sequenced. This development is beginning to have significant impact on all areas of prokaryote biology, from pathogens to extremophiles, and will fuel new developments, for example, in drugs, vaccines and industrial enzyme research. Trends in Microbiology provides a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of microbiology: from cell biology and immunology to genetics and evolution, and ranges across virology, bacteriology, protozoology and mycology. The contents includes a lively mix of commentary, correspondence and review. Reviews are commissioned and peer reviewed and, consequently, make an authoritative basis for teaching and keeping abreast of developments across the field. The focus is on molecular microbiology and virology, and includes topics such as genomics, the gamut of plant and animal host-pathogen interactions, host immune responses, characterization and evolution of virulence determinants, cell cycle and differentiation, symbiosis in plant and animal associations, environmental microbiology, biodiversity and evolution, population dynamics, sex and mutagenesis, antibiotic resistance and production, drug and vaccine targets, as well as aspects of prion diseases and of fungal and protozoan biology.

Current impact factor: 9.19

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 9.186
2013 Impact Factor 9.808
2012 Impact Factor 8.434
2011 Impact Factor 7.91
2010 Impact Factor 7.5
2009 Impact Factor 6.894
2008 Impact Factor 6.138
2007 Impact Factor 7.618
2006 Impact Factor 8.335
2005 Impact Factor 6.648
2004 Impact Factor 7.748
2003 Impact Factor 8.16
2002 Impact Factor 6.665
2001 Impact Factor 6.523
2000 Impact Factor 6.006
1999 Impact Factor 5.101
1998 Impact Factor 4.953

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 9.02
Cited half-life 8.20
Immediacy index 2.32
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 3.35
Website Trends in Microbiology website
Other titles Trends in microbiology
ISSN 0966-842X
OCLC 28154412
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author cannot archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • On non-commercial hosting platforms including institutional repository
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to journal homepage with DOI
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Publisher last reviewed on 05/08/2015
    • 'Elsevier (Cell Press)' is an imprint of 'Elsevier'
  • Classification

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