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Special issue is an effective way to communicate current knowledge in a particular field to researchers working in the field and interested readers. PSM Microbiology aims to frequently publish special issues that focus on research topics of common interest. Qualified scientists are encouraged to organize and guest edit special issues in their expertise areas with the journal. Published special issues in PSM Microbiology are highly cited and have drawn maximal attentions in the same areas. The profiles and reputations of the guest editors increase together with the publication of the special issues.
Proposals for special issues are welcome throughout the year and the issues can be published as soon as final versions of manuscripts are received by the journal editorial office. A special issues may cover topics in any basic and applied area of microbiology. Articles in the special issues may include reviews, researcher papers, communications and other types as deemed appropriate by the editors. Conference organizers are welcome to publish the proceedings as special issues in the journal. They may also organize a special issue based on the extended or full versions of papers that were presented in the conference, symposium or workshop.
A proposal should include:
Papers in the special issue may be invited or openly submitted. The guest editors are responsible for reviewing the special issue papers, and supply final versions to the journal editorial office for publication.
Special issues are published online. Full texts of all articles will appear free of charge.