Microbiome Research Reports (MRR) is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal.
The scope of the journal includes investigations of microbiomes present in one or various body compartments of human beings or other animals. Surveys on the establishment of microbial communities as well as on microbe-microbe interactions and microbe-host communication will be considered for publication. Specifically, emphasis will be placed on the identification and functional investigation of the role exerted by microbial taxa as well as microbial-genes and microbial metabolites markers associated with health and disease. MRR focuses on studies that not only provide compositional information pertaining to the microbiota/microbiome of various animal-associated niches, but also generate insights into molecular mechanisms underlying microbiome functionality. Thus, particular emphasis will be placed on functional interactions between microbes themselves, between microbes and their environment, and between microbes and their host.
The overall aim of MRR is to publish high quality researches from scientists with a common interest in microbiome/microbiota research in all its multidisciplinary aspects. The main areas of interest include but not limit to the following:
the structure, activities and communal behavior of microbial communities
microbial community genetics and evolutionary processes
microbial symbioses, microbial interactions
microbial metabolic and structural diversity
microbial physiology, growth and survival
microbes and surfaces, adhesion and biofouling
modelling, theory development and new analysis pipelines
antimicrobials and competition in microbiomes
fungal communities (mycobiomes)
exploration of microbial dark matter
culturomics approaches applied to microbiomes
metabolomics and proteomic approaches applied to microbiomes
metatranscriptomics applied to microbiomes
new technological developments in the study of composition and activities of microbial communities, as-yet uncultured microorganisms
develoment of minimal microbial consortia and synthetic communities for functional microbe-host studies
probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics
microbial-derived metabolites originating from food/feed and playing a role on host physiology
effect of microbiota modulation in gastrointestinal disorders
effect of microbiota modulation in metabolic disorders
novel treatments and clinical trials
impact of dietary components on the microbiota, and inter-individual variation in responses
host-microbiome interaction in immune response
Interdisciplinary studies of fundamental problems are particularly welcome. Microbiome Research Reports publishes a variety of formats including Original Research articles, Short Reports, Reviews and Commentaries, et al.
The journal is owned by OAE Publishing Inc.
Gold open access. All articles published by MRR are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately from the date of publication. For further information, please refer to Open Access.
Articles in MRR are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The CC BY 4.0 allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution for any purposes, even commercially, provided that the users appropriately acknowledge the original authors and the source.
Copyright is retained by authors. Authors are required to sign a License to Publish (which can be downloaded from the journal's Author Instructions), granting MRR, which identifies itself as the original publisher, exclusive rights to publish their articles, and granting any third party the right to use the articles freely as long as the integrity is maintained and the original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.
For more information about the editorial team, please refer to Editorial Board.
All manuscripts submitted to MRR should adhere to MRR's Editorial Policies.
The journal adheres to rigorous peer review and undergoes single-blind peer review. For more details, please refer to Editorial Process and Peer Review Guidelines.
Publication model: Open access
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