AMB Express has launched In Review, a new option that provides authors with on-demand information on the status of their manuscript, enables them to share their work with funders and their research community, and allows their colleagues to comment and collaborate - all whilst their manuscript is under review.
Featured Articles, chosen by the editorial team of AMB Express
Each month, one article is identified as ‘Featured Article’ by our editorial team. This initiative aims to highlight some of the current research results published in AMB Express that we feel will be of interest to our readers.
Featured Article: Genome insights into the plant growth-promoting bacterium Saccharibacillus brassicae ATSA2T
Endophytes can facilitate the improvement of plant growth and health in agriculturally important crops, yet their genomes and secondary metabolites remain largely unexplored. We previously isolated Saccharibacillus brassicae strain ATSA2T from surface-sterilized seeds of kimchi cabbage and represented a novel species of the genus Saccharibacillus. We aimed to study strain ATSA2T endophyte information, including genes related to PGP, extracellular enzyme-related genes, and metabolic profiling of the whole genome. The present study shows that genomic analysis offers comprehensive insights into the mechanisms of PGP, suggesting the relevance of strain ATSA2T in agricultural biotechnology.
Announcing the launch of In Review
Mini-reviews are summaries of recent insights or advances in specific research areas. This collection features all the mini-reviews published in AMB Express and provides a great account of important issues in the field of applied and industrial microbiology.
Aims and scope
AMB Express is a high quality journal that brings together research in the area of Applied and Industrial Microbiology with a particular interest in 'White Biotechnology' and 'Red Biotechnology'. The emphasis is on processes employing microorganisms, eukaryotic cell cultures or enzymes for the biosynthesis, transformation and degradation of compounds. This includes fine and bulk chemicals, polymeric compounds and enzymes or other proteins. Downstream processes are also considered. Integrated processes combining biochemical and chemical processes are also published.
Reports on the use of new procedures or tools in a clinical setting are only considered for publication if microorganisms, viruses, enzymes or other proteins from microorganisms or metabolites of microorganisms are involved as crucial and central part of the new procedure or tool.
The high quality journal, AMB Express, was founded as a fully open access sister journal to Applied Microbiology and Technology about 6 years ago. Since then, the journal has become well-known to authors and reviewers whilst steadily growing. This year, we already have more than 400,000 downloads. Meanwhile, AMB Express has had several achievements: following indexing by ISI, it has since received two consecutive Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Impact Factors. These Impact Factors were unexpectedly high, and we are very confident that they will continue to grow. What is, however, most important is that not only the number of manuscripts is increasing, but also their volume and the quality of their contents. The editors of AMB Express, the managing editor and I, will ensure that the journal’s performance and the quality of the published papers will continue to improve and that more excellent and highly cited papers will be published in AMB Express. Papers devoted to ‘Industrial Microbiology’ and with a particular interest in ‘White and Red Biotechnology’ are highly welcome; this also includes short papers in which important achievements are communicated.
Alexander Steinbüchel, Editor-in-Chief
University of Münster
Annual Journal Metrics
2022 Citation Impact
3.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
4.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.019 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
0.693 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
11 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
84 days submission to accept (Median)
495 Altmetric mentions
- ISSN: 2191-0855 (electronic)