A Distinguished Journal for Microbial Ecology
Impact Factor: 2.231, 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.144
Open Access Policy
Regarding All Aspects of Research on...
Microbial Ecology
and Environmental Microbiology
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M&E Research Paper Award 2014
Most cited paper and review 2015
Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology (TSME) and Japanese Society of Plant Microbe Interactions (JSPMI) has joined the collaborative editing of M&E.
Research Highlight: Anoxygenic Photosynthesis —A Photochemical Reaction That Does Not Contribute to Oxygen Reproduction—
M&E has an Impact Factor of 2.231 according to the 2014 Journal Citation Reports.

Microbes and Environments (M&E) is a Distinguished Journal for Microbial Ecology

  • Impact Factor: 2.231
  • Open access policy
  • Topics of interest include all aspects of research on microbial ecology and environmental microbiology

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Current Highlights


Effect of Probiotics/Prebiotics on Cattle Health and Productivity
Biotechnological Aspects of Microbial Extracellular Electron Transfer
Recent Trends in Control Methods for Bacterial Wilt Diseases Caused by Ralstonia solanacearum

Research Highlight

Anoxygenic Photosynthesis —A Photochemical Reaction That Does Not Contribute to Oxygen Reproduction—
Keys to Cultivating Uncultured Microbes: Elaborate Enrichment Strategies and Resuscitation of Dormant Cells
Bacillus-related Spore Formers: Attractive Agents for Plant Growth Promotion
Survivability of Microbes in Natural Environments and Their Ecological Impacts

Highly downloaded articles (May, 2016)

The Tomato Wilt Fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici shares Common Ancestors with Nonpathogenic F. oxysporum isolated from Wild Tomatoes in the Peruvian Andes
Keigo Inami, Takeshi Kashiwa, Masato Kawabe, Akiko Onokubo-Okabe, Nobuko Ishikawa, Enrique Rodríguez Pérez, Takuo Hozumi, Liliana Aragón Caballero, Fatima Cáceres de Baldarrago, Mauricio Jiménez Roco, Khalid A. Madadi, Tobin L. Peever, Tohru Teraoka, Motoichiro Kodama, Tsutomu Arie
Vol. 29 (2014) No. 2 p. 200-210 
Bacterial Community Analysis of Drinking Water Biofilms in Southern Sweden
Katharina Lührig, Björn Canbäck, Catherine J. Paul, Tomas Johansson, Kenneth M. Persson, Peter Rådström
Vol. 30 (2015) No. 1 p. 99-107
Survival of Enveloped and Non-Enveloped Viruses on Inanimate Surfaces
Swan Firquet, Sophie Beaujard, Pierre-Emmanuel Lobert, Famara San, Delphine Caloone, Daniel Izard, Didier Hober
Vol. 30 (2015) No. 2 p. 140-144

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Current Issue:
2016, Vol. 31, No.1

- Impact Factor: 2.231
- 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.144