We are excited to announce that Genome Announcements is expanding to become Microbiology Resource Announcements (MRA). MRA is an online-only, fully open access journal that will publish articles announcing the availability of any microbiological resource deposited in a repository available to the community. In addition to genome sequences of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes and viruses in public databases, MRA will consider metagenomics sequences, amplicon sequence collections, metabolomics data, proteome data, culture collections, mutant libraries, plasmids and other genetic constructs, and publicly available databases and software. Manuscripts submitted to MRA will be peer reviewed for appropriate content and handled by a board of Senior Editors who will accept manuscripts at their discretion.
University of Arizona
Research Interests: Microbial genetics and genomics, microbial evolution, host-microbe interactions
Research Interests: Ecology and evolution of microbes, bacteriophage
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Research Interests: Host-microbe genomics
University of Tennessee
Research Interests: Geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, environmental microbiology, archaea, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, single-cell genomics
University of Delaware
Research Interests: Bacterial physiology, phototrophy, genetics, genomics, freshwater microbiology, built environment
Loyola University Chicago
Research Interests: Bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, bacteriophage
Research Interests: Phylogenomics, genome evolution in fungi and animals, evolution of fungal secondary/specialized metabolic pathways, evolution of mammalian pregnancy
University of California, Riverside
Research Interests: Evolutionary and population genomics of fungi, fungal symbioses with animals, plants, and bacteria
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Marine microbiology, microbial symbiosis, genomics
Louisiana State University
Research Interests: Environmental microbiology and ecology, comparative (meta)genomics, physiology, microbial metabolism
Microbiology Resource Announcements (MRA) will publish brief articles announcing the availability of recently sequenced genomes of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes and viruses in public databases. MRA will also publish announcements of the availability of other microbiological resources newly deposited in a public repository, including metagenomics sequences, amplicon sequence collections, metabolomics data, proteome data, culture collections, mutant libraries, plasmids and other genetic constructs, and publicly available databases and software.
The submission site for MRA is open. Accepted manuscripts submitted on or after June 4 will appear in MRA.
Manuscripts submitted to Genome Announcements may appear in MRA. Contact the production team if you have questions. All of the articles published in GA will be accessible on the MRA website.
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Issues are published on a weekly basis, 50 weeks a year, online only.
We hope that Microbiology Resource Announcements (MRA) will spur future work and inspire collaboration in our community.
The costs of publishing in MRA are identical to those of publishing in Genome Announcements. If the corresponding author is an active member of ASM at any level other than the Supporting level, the fee is $525. If the corresponding author is not an ASM member or is a member at the Supporting level, the fee is $800.
Nonmember corresponding authors may join ASM to obtain discounts on publication fees.
Yes, authors retain copyright. To allow for maximum dissemination of research, articles in MRA are published under the Creative Commons CC BY license, which allows unrestricted reuse of the material with proper attribution. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.
Yes. Manuscripts submitted to MRA will be peer reviewed for appropriate content and handled by a board of Senior Editors who will accept manuscripts at their discretion.
The new content that is being published in MRA will be evaluated by Scopus for inclusion.
The new content that is being published in MRA will be evaluated by PubMed for inclusion.
Yes, the articles are still present on both sites.
Final, typeset articles that were previously published in Genome Announcements will be available on the MRA and PMC websites. New content that is being published in MRA will be evaluated by PMC for inclusion. If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
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