The ISME Journal
|Edited by||Mark Bailey, George Kowalchuk|
The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all areas of microbial ecology spanning the breadth of microbial life, including bacteria, archaea, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses. It is an official publication of the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) and publishes original research articles, reviews, and commentaries. The founding editors-in-chief are Mark Bailey and George Kowalchuk. The journal is published on behalf of ISME by the Nature Publishing Group. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2013 impact factor of 9.267, ranking it 4th out of 141 journals in the category "Ecology". and 9th out of 119 in the category "Microbiology".