Microbiology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers research in all aspects of microbiology, including the biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, physiology, pathogenicity, biodiversity, evolution, and genetics of microorganisms and viruses. It also covers plant–microbe interactions, and environmental and theoretical microbiology. The journal is published monthly by the Society for General Microbiology.
The journal was established in January 1947 as the Journal of General Microbiology and obtained its current name in 1994. Since 2010, the editor in chief has been Agnès Fouet (Institut Cochin, Paris).
The entire back archive, from 1947, is available online in PDF and (for papers published since 1997) in text formats. Papers are currently available free 12 months after print publication; additionally, all accepted papers are published immediately online ahead of final publication.
According to the Journal Citation Reports its 2010 impact factor is 2.853. It has a strong 5-year Impact factor (3.173), an Eigenfactor Score of 0.03612 and an Article influence score of 1.100. The journal has a long cited half-life of 8.1.