Dear Authors,

The mission of Polish Journal of Microbiology is publishing high quality research. Last year we published manuscripts authored by researchers from over 50 countries, covering various aspects of microbiology. All former and current editors and editors in chief worked very hard for many years to increase journal quality, what can be demonstrated by citation index increasing to more than 1 last year.

Our journal has been printed for many years thanks to financial support of the members of Polish Society of Microbiologist and grants from Polish Ministry of Science.To increase the journal circulation in both electronic and printed forms, we maintained open access without any publication fees.

Unfortunately, due to increasing costs of journal production, print distribution, online hosting and archiving we are forced to introduce publicationfees. Articles submitted after 1st of July 2015 are subjected to fees. It means that articles currently submitted, processed, accepted or in preparation for publication are excluded.

Publication fee for all types of articles is 250 USD, fee for members of Polish Society of Microbiologists is reduced to 125 USD, or equivalent in polish zloty (PLN) for authors from Poland.

All inquiries regarding fees can be directed to our editorial office

Editor in Chief
Izabela Sitkiewicz

Polish Journal of Microbiology, founded in 1952 as Acta Microbiologica Polonica, is a broad-based international microbiological journal covering: general microbiology, bacterial physiology, molecular biology and genetics, virology, clinical bacteriology, environmental microbiology and biotechnology. Current Impact Factor (IF) for 2014 is 0,697 and 5-year IF is 0,992.

Polish Journal of Microbiology publishes mainly original research articles including short communications, but also minireviews, book reviews and press releases. All the papers should be prepared according to "Instructions for Authors" which always included in the first issue of every volume and available at this page.
The papers appear within 3 months after final acceptance. Abstracts and full texts of the papers (as pdf's) are available directly after the printed version appears.

Polish Journal of Microbiology has been selected for coverage in Thomson Scientific products and customers information services. Beginning with No 1, Vol. 57, 2008 information on the contents of the PJM will be included in:
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (ISI) and
  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)/Science Edition.
Polish Journal of Microbiology is currently indexed in:
  • BIOSIS/Biological Abstracts,
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica,
  • Index Medicus/MEDLINE,
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts,
  • Index Copernicus.
Submission of manuscripts in various areas of Microbiology is very welcome.
After acceptance of the paper the copyrights are reserved to the Publisher. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission of the Publisher, Polish Society of Microbiologists.