A Distinguished Journal for Microbial Ecology
Impact Factor: 2.444, 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.205
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Microbial Ecology
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M&E has an Impact Factor of 2.424 according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports.
Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology (TSME) has joined the collaborative editing of M&E.
M&E is a sponsor of the 15th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME15).

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

  • Impact Factor: 2.424
  • Open access policy
  • Topics of interest include all aspects of research on microbial ecology and environmental microbiology

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Current Highlights


Enteric Pathogen-Plant Interactions:
Molecular Connections Leading to Colonization and Growth and Implications for Food Safety
Ecological Perspectives on Microbes Involved in N-Cycling
Challenges for Complex Microbial Ecosystems:
Combination of Experimental Approaches with Mathematical Modeling
Spatial and Temporal Oxygen Dynamics in Macrofaunal Burrows in Sediments:
A Review of Analytical Tools and Observational Evidence

Research Highlight

A Novel Function of Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers
Microbial Ecology Pushes Frontiers in Biotechnology
Recent Trends in Microbial Inoculants in Agriculture
Rediscovery of the Microbial World in Microbial Ecology

Highly downloaded articles (July, 2014)

Long-Term Monitoring of Soil Microbiological Activities in Two Forest Sites in South Tyrol in the Italian Alps
Rosa Margesin, Stefano Minerbi, Franz Schinner
Advance publication
Low Nitrogen Fertilization Adapts Rice Root Microbiome to Low Nutrient Environment by Changing Biogeochemical Functions
Seishi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Takashi Okubo, Akifumu Yamashita, Kimihiro Terasawa, Zhihua Bao, Dongyan Liu, Takeshi Watanabe, Jun Murase, Susumu Asakawa, Shima Eda, Hisayuki Mitsui, Tadashi Sato, Kiwamu Minamisawa
Vol. 29 (2014) No. 1 p. 50-59
Characteristics of the Mucus Layer on the Surface of the Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) and the Bacterial Flora in the Mucus
Takeaki Hashizume, Chikako Takai, Manami Naito, Hisao Morisaki
Vol. 20 (2005) No. 1 P 69-80

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Microbes and Environments:cover photo.

Current Issue:
2014, Vol. 29, No.2

- Impact Factor: 2.424
- 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.266