Announcing NATURE MICROBIOLOGY

Launching January 2016, NATURE MICROBIOLOGY is interested in all aspects of microorganisms, be it their evolution, physiology and cell biology; their interactions with each other, with a host or with an environment; or their societal significance

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Jun 23, 2015
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As the most abundant living entities on our planet, microorganisms are fundamental to every aspect of life on Earth. Whether bacterial, viral, archaeal or eukaryotic in nature, microorganisms impact the dynamics and function of every niche in which they dwell, both host-associated and environmental. Their ubiquity combined with their diverse metabolic repertoire means that their activities are critical to processes with vast variation in scale: from driving global elemental biogeochemical cycles to modulating the function of a single cell.

Nature Microbiology is interested in all aspects of microorganisms, be it their evolution, physiology and cell biology; their interactions with each other, with a host or with an environment; or their societal significance. Nature Microbiology will provide a place where all researchers and policymakers interested in microorganisms can come together to learn about the most accomplished and significant advances in the field and to discuss topical issues. An online-only monthly journal, our broad scope will ensure that the research published reaches the widest possible audience of microbiologists.

Like all Nature-branded journals, Nature Microbiology will be characterized by a dedicated team of professional editors, a fair and rigorous peer-review process, high standards of copy-editing and production, swift publication and editorial independence.

In addition to publishing original research, Nature Microbiology will publish Commentaries, Reviews, News and Views, Features and Correspondence from across the full range of disciplines concerned with microorganisms.

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Martin Delahunty

Global Director, Nature Partner Journals, Nature Research

Working within Nature Research's Open Research Group, I am Global Director for Nature Partner Journals based in London. I have responsibility across five global office locations to develop Nature Partner Journals, a new series of online-only, open access journals, published in collaboration with world-renowned partners. Launched in April 2014, the portfolio now includes 14 titles including 'npj Biofilms and Microbiomes'. I have a Degree in Natural Sciences specializing in Microbiology from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from The Open University. Within the broader medical publications community, I serve as Secretary and Trustee for the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals.

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