American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Applied and Environmental Microbiology publishes a substantial share of the most significant research in industrial microbiology and biotechnology, food microbiology and microbial ecology. Highlighting research findings applicable to the development of new processes or products, AEM is a broad-based and wide-ranging scholarly journal, indispensable to many thousands of scientists whose basic research has implication of near-term practical benefits.

About AEM

Sections include:

  • Instructions to Authors (January issue)
  • Guest Commentaries
  • Minireviews
  • Meeting Review
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Enzymology and Protein Engineering
  • Physiology and Biotechnology
  • Mycology
  • Public Health Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Plant Microbiology
  • Invertebrate Microbiology
  • Methods
  • Biodegradation
  • Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Monthly 7,700 pages in 2008 Print ISSN: 0099- 2240 Online ISSN: 1098-5336.

AEM has an impact factor of 3.532, according to the Institute for Scientific Information’s 2006 Journal Citation Reports.  It is ranked #20 by impact factor out of 88 journals in Microbiology and #26 out of 140 journals in Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology.

Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Biotechnology, Current Contents, Index Medicus, EMBASE, Microbiology Abstracts, Science Citation Index, and more.

Applied and Environmental Microbiology


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Applied and Environmental Microbiology

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