Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Medical Microbiology and Immunology Medical Microbiology and Immunology covers all aspects of the interrelationship between infectious agents and their hosts ISSN: 1432-1831 (ONLINE) ISSN: 0300-8584 (PRINT) Journal metadata

Sample articles
  • Aims and scope

    Medical Microbiology and Immunology publishes articles on all aspects of the interrelationship between infectious agents and their hosts. Major topics covered by the journal relate to pathogenesis of infections and immune-mediated diseases. Both clinical and basic research papers will be considered. The journal guarantees a rapid reviewing process, so that high-quality papers can be published quickly. There are no page charges.

  • Indexing

    Abstracted/indexed in:
    Abstracts in Anthropology, Academic OneFile, AGRICOLA, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CAB International, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), CSA, Current Abstracts, Current Contents/ Life Sciences, EBSCO, Elsevier Biobase, EMBASE, Environment Index, Gale, Global Health, Google Scholar, Health Reference Center Academic, IBIDS, INIS Atomindex, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, OCLC, PASCAL, Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), SCOPUS, Summon by Serial Solutions, VINITI - Russian Academy of Science

  • Editors

    S. Bhakdi (Bacteriology)
    Institute for Medical Microbiology
    University of Mainz

    H.W. Doerr (Virology)
    Institute of Virology
    University of Frankfurt

    B. Fleischer (Immunology)
    Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
    Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 74

  • Guide to authors

    Medical Microbiology and Immunology publishes articles on all aspects of the interrelationship between infectious agents and their hosts.

    The journal publishes Original Investigations, Reviews, Rapid Communications, and Editorials.
    Material submitted to MMI must be arranged as follows (except for Editorials):
    -Materials and Methods
    -Figure legends
    • Contributions that are part of a Special Issue must include the following footnote on the title page:
    "This article is published as part of the Special Issue on [title of the Special Issue]"

    Manuscript Submission

    Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


    Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

    Online Submission

    Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

    Title Page

    The title page should include:
    The name(s) of the author(s)
    A concise and informative title
    The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
    The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author


    Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


    Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

    Text Formatting
    Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
    Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.
    Use italics for emphasis.
    Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
    Do not use field functions.
    Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
    Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
    Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
    Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).


    Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
    Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


    Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
    Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
    Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.


    Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

    Scientific style

    Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units, SI units.
    Genus and species names should be in italics.
    The common names of animals should not be capitalized.



    Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:
    1. Negotiation research spans many disciplines [3].
    2. This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman [5].
    3. This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].
    Reference list

    The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

    Journal article

    Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8
    Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:
    Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329

    Article by DOI

    Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086


    South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

    Book chapter

    Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

    Online document

    Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. Accessed 26 June 2007


    Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California


    All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
    Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
    For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
    Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
    Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body. microbiology/journal/430 - Click the link Instructions for Authors on the right hand side 

  • Contact

    Life Sciences Editorial

    Hanna Hensler-Fritton

    Tiergartenstr. 17 
    69121 Heidelberg 

    Phone: 6221487-8388

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