The specialty sections of Frontiers in Microbiology welcome submission of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Brief Research Report, Policy and Practice Reviews, Erratum, Protocols, Systematic Review, Case Report, Classification and Clinical Trial.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Microbiology, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Microbiology.
We are pleased that leading microbiologists have chosen to publish some of their best work in PeerJ and PeerJ PrePrints. By publishing their work in an open access venue, their research can now be freely discovered, read and re-used by anyone with an interest in this field, or in any of the fields allied to it.
This collection of 10 articles represents some of the most noteworthy microbiology research which PeerJ and PeerJ PrePrints have published through August 2015. The list was compiled by examining a range of article level metrics – many are already highly cited, many have been widely tweeted, and they have all had a high number of page views. The resulting list is a subjective snapshot of the most interesting Microbiology research appearing in PeerJ today. The authors of every single one of these articles also chose to make their peer-review history public, making them even more useful to the community. And in addition, many of the articles were published first as PeerJ PrePrints, further accelerating the communication of these results.
If you would like to nominate a subject area for future PeerJ ‘Top 10’ Collections, just email us at email@example.com or tweet us with the hashtag #peerjspotlight.
If you are a researcher working in this area, then we encourage you to submit your next articles to PeerJ.