COMING THIS SUMMER
Genome Announcements is relaunching as MRA
   
 

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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.

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BOARD OF EDITORS

Editor in Chief

Garcia-Newton

Irene L.G. Newton, Ph.D. (2023)

Irene L. G. Newton, Ph.D., Editor in Chief of Microbiology Resource Announcements (MRA), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her laboratory studies host-microbe interactions, examining how symbiotic microbes colonize, persist, and are transmitted between generations. She serves as associate editor for ASM's journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology and also as associate editor for Environmental Microbiology and the International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal.

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Senior Editors


David A. Baltrus (2023)

University of Arizona
Research Interests: Microbial genetics and genomics, microbial evolution, host-microbe interactions


John J. Dennehy (2023)

Queens College
Research Interests: Ecology and evolution of microbes, bacteriophage


Julie C. Dunning Hotopp (2023)

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Research Interests: Host-microbe genomics


Karen G. Lloyd (2023)

University of Tennessee
Research Interests: Geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, environmental microbiology, archaea, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, single-cell genomics 


Julia Maresca (2023)

University of Delaware
Research Interests: Bacterial physiology, phototrophy, genetics, genomics, freshwater microbiology, built environment


Catherine Putonti (2023)

Loyola University Chicago
Research Interests: Bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, bacteriophage


Antonis Rokas (2023)

Vanderbilt University
Research Interests: Phylogenomics, genome evolution in fungi and animals, evolution of fungal secondary/specialized metabolic pathways, evolution of mammalian pregnancy


Jason Stajich (2023)

University of California, Riverside
Research Interests: Evolutionary and population genomics of fungi, fungal symbioses with animals, plants, and bacteria


Frank J. Stewart (2023)

Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Marine microbiology, microbial symbiosis, genomics


J. Cameron Thrash (2023)

Louisiana State University
Research Interests: Environmental microbiology and ecology, comparative (meta)genomics, physiology, microbial metabolism



Frequently Asked Questions


What will MRA publish?

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.


When will I be able to submit my manuscript to MRA?

The submission site for MRA is open. Accepted manuscripts submitted on or after June 4 will appear in MRA.


If I submitted my manuscript to Genome Announcements, will it publish 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.


What if I don’t want my article appearing in MRA?

Please contact the production team.


How often are issues published?

Issues are published on a weekly basis, 50 weeks a year, online only.


Why did ASM decide to expand Genome Announcements?

We hope that Microbiology Resource Announcements (MRA) will spur future work and inspire collaboration in our community.


How much will it cost to publish in MRA?

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.


Will authors retain copyright of research published in MRA?

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.


Is MRA peer reviewed?

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.

 

How do I find my article on Scopus?

The new content that is being published in MRA will be evaluated by Scopus for inclusion.


Are MRA citations available in PubMed?

The new content that is being published in MRA will be evaluated by PubMed for inclusion.


Will content that was previously published in Genome Announcements remain available in PubMed Central (PMC) and searchable in Scopus?

Yes, the articles are still present on both sites.


Are MRA articles deposited in PubMed Central (PMC)?

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 journals@asmusa.org.


There is an error in the PubMed citation of my Genome Announcements article; how can this be corrected?

Please send an email explaining the error to journals@asmusa.org.


Still have questions?

Please contact the production team.

 

 



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