Thanks to authors, reviewers and readers

Document Type : Editorials



After successful release of the first 3 issues of Microbes and Infectious Diseases in 2020, we’ve received 90 submissions from different countries (Africa: Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, and Benin; Asia: Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, and China; Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey, Austria; Latin America: Cuba; and Australia). Although many of our papers are still in the peer review process, we have already published 55 papers online with a 36 % rejection rate. The median time from submission to online publication is 38 days.
The Editorial Board Members have worked hard to meet the goals of Microbes and Infectious Diseases in delivering timely decisions and maintaining publication of high-quality papers through vigorous and scientific peer review process. Besides, we believe that authors’ response to the valuable comments of our editors and reviewers is a cornerstone for impacting in the international research community.
We would like to introduce our deep thanks to 65 individual reviewers who give so freely of their time and expertise to critically evaluating manuscripts for the journal. Our reviewers, like our authors, come from all over the world to maintain a wide authorship, readership and global citation activity. It is noteworthy that within the first 6 months of our journal’s age, authors and reviewers are representing over 20 countries (To be continued...).