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Focus and Scope
The Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology (formerly Journal of Tropical Microbiology) publishes papers and critical reviews in Medical Microbiology, Plant pathology, Public Health, Industrial Microbiology, Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Food Microbiology, Microbial Physiology, Biochemistry of micro-organisms, Microbial Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, and Microbial Systematics. Both full length and short papers reporting original research making a significant contribution to microbiology and Biotechnology will be considered for publication. Letters to the Editor are welcome when these comment on matters relevant to Microbiology and Biotechnology. Reviews can be published on arequest from the Editor. The primary criterion for publication is new insight that is of broad interest to Microbiologists and Biotechnologists.
Peer Review Process
Members of the editorial board will evaluate all manuscripts upon submission to determine whether they are appropriate for evaluation by expert outside reviewers. Editors are permitted to use any reviewer reasonably believed to be an appropriate scientific expert, except reviewers who would be excluded by KSM’s conflict of interest policy. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers' comments to authors within 4 weeks whenever possible. If revision is requested, the editorial board will evaluate revised manuscripts and determine whether outside review is required. The board normally will consider only one revised manuscript, and this manuscript must be submitted within 1 month unless an extension is granted. In the case that extensive revision including additional experimentation is required, journal policy is to decline the manuscript, but editors may choose to encourage resubmission. Resubmissions are subject to the full review process. It is the goal of the journal to publish manuscripts within 2 months after submission, but this can only be achieved if the original submission meets all journal requirements.