Bacteria is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on bacteriology published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • Rapid Publication: first decisions in 16 days; acceptance to publication in 5.8 days (median values for MDPI journals in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
  • Bacteria is a companion journal of Pathogens.
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Topic in Bacteria, Biology, JoF, Pathogens, Viruses
Recent Advances in Agricultural-Associated Viruses Topic Editors: Cheng-Gui Han, Liying Sun
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Topic in Biomolecules, Foods, Metabolites, Microorganisms, Pathogens, Bacteria
Bioinformatics, Machine Learning and Risk Assessment in Food Industry Topic Editors: Bing Niu, Suren Rao Sooranna, Pufeng Du
Deadline: 31 July 2025
Special Issue in Bacteria
Interaction between Plants and Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for Sustainable Development Guest Editors: Marika Pellegrini, Beatriz E. Guerra-Sierra, Debasis Mitra
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Bacteria
Novel Chemical and Biological Approaches to Understanding the Bacterial Cell Envelope Guest Editors: Amol Pohane, Rashmi Kumariya, Shubhra Saha
Deadline: 4 March 2024
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