Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor

In this post, apart from Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor, I have tried to compile all the necessary information a research scholar would seek before publishing an article in the journal.

About Frontiers in Microbiology Journal

Frontiers in Microbiology is one of the largest and most cited microbiology journal which advances our understanding of the role microbes play in addressing global challenges such as healthcare, food security, and climate change.

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Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor

Impact Factor (IF) or often called journal impact factor (JIF) is an index provided by an analytics company named Clarivate. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of times the articles are cited in the last two years by the total number of publications in those two years.

  • Total Citations in 2020 and 2021 = 500
  • Total Number of Publications in 2020 and 2021 = 100
  • Impact Factor of the Journal in 2022 = 500/100 = 5

Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor (2017-2021)

  • Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor 2017 – 4.019
  • Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor 2018 – 4.259
  • Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor 2019 – 4.235
  • Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor 2020 – 5.640
  • Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor 2021 – 6.064 (updated 29 June 2022)

Frontiers in Microbiology Impact Factor 2022

Frontiers in Microbiology H-index

The h index is a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an author’s scholarly output and performance; measures quantity with quality by comparing publications to citations.

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The h index of Frontiers in Microbiology Journal is 166, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 166 of these publications have received at least 166 citations each.

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Frontiers in Microbiology CiteScore

CiteScore (CS) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.

Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.746
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20205.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20216.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.301
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20215.585

Frontiers in Microbiology SCImago Rank

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where the citations come from.

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Frontiers in Microbiology Editorial Board Members

  • Field Chief Editor | Paul David Cotter

A complete list of Editorial Board members can be found here

Frontiers in Microbiology Publication Fee (APC)

JournalA Type ArticlesB Type ArticlesC Type ArticlesD Type Articles
Frontiers in PsychologyUS$ 3,225US$ 2,020US$ 490Free

A-Type Articles: Original Research, Systematic Review, Methods, Review, Policy and Practice Reviews, Hypothesis & Theory, Technology and Code

B-Type Articles: Mini Review, Perspective, Brief Research Report

C-Type Articles: Data Report, General Commentary, Opinion

D-Type Articles: Correction, Editorial.

Frontiers in Microbiology Review Time

Frontiers in Microbiology prioritize rapid publication and uses single-blind peer review

Decision time immediate rejectionWithin 7 days
Duration of first review round Around 1-2 months
Accepted to publishing timeAround 32 days
Total handling time accepted manuscriptsAround 77 days

Frontiers in Microbiology Reference Style

Frontiers in Microbiology use Harvard (Author-Date) or Vancouver (Numbered)

Harvard Reference Style


Sondheimer, N., and Lindquist, S. (2000). Rnq1: an epigenetic modifier of protein function in yeast. Mol. Cell. 5, 163-172.


Tahimic, C.G.T., Wang, Y., Bikle, D.D. (2013). Anabolic effects of IGF-1 signaling on the skeleton. Front. Endocrinol. 4:6. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2013.00006


Sorenson, P. W., and Caprio, J. C. (1998). “Chemoreception,” in The Physiology of Fishes, ed. D. H. Evans (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press), 375-405.


Cowan, W. M., Jessell, T. M., and Zipursky, S. L. (1997). Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development. New York: Oxford University Press.


Hendricks, J., Applebaum, R., and Kunkel, S. (2010). A world apart? Bridging the gap between theory and applied social gerontology. Gerontologist 50, 284-293. Abstract retrieved from Abstracts in Social Gerontology database. (Accession No. 50360869)


World Health Organization. (2018). E. coli. [Accessed March 15, 2018].


Marshall, S. P. (2000). Method and apparatus for eye tracking and monitoring pupil dilation to evaluate cognitive activity. U.S. Patent No 6,090,051. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Perdiguero P, Venturas M, Cervera MT, Gil L, Collada C. Data from: Massive sequencing of Ulms minor’s transcriptome provides new molecular tools for a genus under the constant threat of Dutch elm disease. Dryad Digital Repository. (2015)


Smith, J. (2008) Post-structuralist discourse relative to phenomological pursuits in the deconstructivist arena. [dissertation/master’s thesis]. [Chicago (IL)]: University of Chicago


Smith, J. (2008). Title of the document. Preprint repository name [Preprint]. Available at: https://persistent-url (Accessed March 15, 2018).

Frontiers in Microbiology Reference Style

You can download the Harvard style here – Frontiers in Microbiology Endnote Style and Frontiers in Microbiology Zotero Style

Frontiers in Microbiology Abbreviation

The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing, and referencing purposes of Frontiers in Microbiology is “Front. Microbiol.”

Frontiers in Microbiology Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of a journal is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published.

The acceptance rate for 2021 was on average 60% across all Frontiers journals and as low as 21% in some journals.

Frontiers in Microbiology Indexed in

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