As Editor in Chief I thank you for your interest in Microbiology Insights, an international, peer reviewed open access journal focussing on all aspects of this important subject.
As Editor in Chief I work closely with the publisher, Libertas, to deliver what I consider to be amongst the best scholarly publishing available from any journal:
Convenient 3-step online manuscript submission
No space restrictions or color figure charges
Optional immediate publication on acceptance
Inclusion in an expanding selection of high-visibility indexes, directories, and social media channels
Research freely available to distribute and compliance with open access mandates
High readership and impact
Fast constructive peer review
Professional author service
You will receive a comprehensive and fair peer review within just three weeks from submission. We have achieved this exceptional efficiency by providing peer reviewers with a simple interface and clear instructions, allowing them to perform their work in less time. Our instructions to peer reviewers require them to provide a fair, balanced and constructive assessment. Libertas staff will provide you with frequent updates on your submission by email or through your My LA user account. The journal office is organised so that through-out the entire process you will work with just two staff members who will provide prompt, constructive responses to your enquiries. You can even chat live with the staff on their instant chat service.
Microbiology Insights is designed to provide high visibility to your paper. The Article Views figure above shows the total quantity of views of journal articles. To maximise your paper’s visibility the publisher works intensively on search engine optimisation and your article will be announced on Twitter, RSS, LinkedIn and email newsletters. The journal is extensively indexed, including EBSCO Academic Search Complete, and the publisher adds the journal to new indexes as it becomes eligible.
When your submission is received it will be subject to an initial assessment to ensure it is ready for peer review. After peer review is completed an editorial decision will be made on its suitability for publication on the basis of two peer review reports. Following final acceptance Libertas’ efficient and user-friendly interface will guide you through the production process. Your paper will be published as soon as it is ready. If you need it, copy editing, figure creation and provisional PDF publication is available.
Dr Raul Rivas
The publication of our paper in Bioinformatics and Biology Insights was highly professional and very pleasant on all levels: the guidelines for authors are concise, the online submission system is user-friendly, the comments from the reviewers were insightful and improved our paper, and the preparation of the manuscript for publication was efficient. I particularly liked the fast feedback from the staff on the state of the submission and review process.
All authors are surveyed after their articles are published. Authors are asked to rate their experience in a variety of areas, and their responses help us to monitor our performance. Presented here are their responses in some key areas. No 'poor' or 'very poor' responses were received; these are represented in the 'other' category.See Our Results
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