Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Applied and Environmental Microbiology is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society for Microbiology. It was established in 1953 as Applied Microbiology and obtained its current name in 1975. Articles older than six months are available free of cost from the website, however, the newly published articles within six months are available to subscribers only. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 3.633.[1] The journal has been ranked as one of the top 100 journals over the past 100 years in the fields of biology and medicine.[2] The current editor-in-chief is Harold L. Drake (University of Bayreuth).

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Edited byHarold L. Drake
Publication details
Former name(s)
Applied Microbiology
History1953 to present
4.077 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Appl. Environ. Microbiol.
ISSN0099-2240 (print)
1098-5336 (web)

The journal's scope includes "(a) applied microbiology, including biotechnology, protein engineering, bioremediation, and food microbiology, (b) microbial ecology, including environmental, organismic, and genomic microbiology, and (c) interdisciplinary microbiology, including invertebrate microbiology, plant microbiology, aquatic microbiology, and geomicrobiology".[3]


  1. "Applied and Environmental Microbiology". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
  2. Special Libraries Association, 100 Journals in last 100 years
  3. "Applied and Environmental Microbiology". American Society for Microbiology. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
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