Antibiotics — Open Access Journal

Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382; CODEN: ABSNC4) is a peer-reviewed open access journal on all aspects of antibiotics published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science), Scopus and other databases. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 2.88, which equals rank 6/68 (Q1) in the category 'General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics', 61/266 (Q1) in 'Infectious Diseases', 32/109 (Q2) in 'Microbiology (medical)' and 143/402 (Q2) in 'Biochemistry'.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 20 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.1 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Antibiotics
Tackling Challenges Associated with Antibiotic Resistance: Social, Economic and Policy Perspectives Guest Editors: Richard Smith, Johanna Hanefeld, Joanna Coast, Helen Lambert
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Antibiotics
Bacteriophages: Alternatives to Antibiotics and Beyond Guest Editor: Pilar García Suárez
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Special Issue in Antibiotics
From the Southern Hemisphere: Research on Resistance, Antibiotics and Treatments Guest Editors: Mark Willcox, Debarun Dutta
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Special Issue in Antibiotics
Staphylococci Antimicrobial Resistance Guest Editor: John E. Gustafson
Deadline: 31 March 2019

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