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Call for Papers for Microbiology’s Archaea Collection

Microbiology is inviting submissions of research papers and reviews that focus on established and emerging topics surrounding archaea – from the molecular to the systems level – for a new thematic collection.

Archaea were identified as a separate group of organisms in the 1970s and are the third domain of life, alongside eukarya and bacteria.

Archaea are single-celled organisms that contain no nucleus or organelles and have some similarities with bacteria but are evolutionarily distinct. They are a major part of Earth's life and may play roles in both the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle.

The Archaea Collection is curated by Microbiology Editor Professor Sonja-Verena Albers.

Articles are welcomed in the following areas:

  • Molecular biology of archaea.
  • Genome function, bioinformatics and systems biology.
  • Physiology and metabolism.
  • Evolutionary microbiology and the tree of life.
  • Ecology and diversity of archaea.
  • Environmental microbiology.

Submissions are open now. Please note that accepted articles will be published in the journal as normal and, if selected, will then be included in the Archaea Collection when it is launched in 2017.

Authors should submit their manuscript to the online submission system for Microbiology. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter that it is intended for the Archaea Collection.

To submit a review, authors should first contact the Reviews Editor via the journal’s Editorial Office.

For more information please email microbiology@microbiologysociety.org using the subject line ‘The Archaea Collection’.

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