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1887The beginnings of the journal
Research in Microbiology is the direct descendant of the original
Pasteur periodical entitled Annales de l’Institut Pasteur,
created in 1887 by Emile Duclaux under the patronage of Louis Pasteur.
The Editorial Committee included Chamberland, Grancher, Nocard,
Roux and Straus, and the first issue began with Louis Pasteur’s
“Lettre sur la Rage” which clearly defines the spirit
of the journal:
“You have informed me, my dear Duclaux, that you intend to
start a monthly collection of articles entitled “Annales de
l’Institut Pasteur”. You will be rendering a service
that will be appreciated by the ever increasing number of young
scientists who are attracted to microbiological studies. In your
Annales, our laboratory research will of course occupy a central
position, but the work from outside groups that you intend to publish
will be a source of competitive stimulation for all of us.”
That first volume included 53 articles as well as critical reviews
and book reviews. From that time on, the Annales appeared regularly
every month, without interruption, even during the two world wars.
Although the journal has undergone many changes over the past 100
years (in the title, the format, the language) reflecting the evolution
in scientific publishing, it has consistently maintained the Pasteur
tradition by publishing original reports on all aspects of microbiology.
AIMS & SCOPE
Originally founded as the « Annales de l’Institut Pasteur
», Research in Microbiology has been a leading source of up-to-date
information in the field of microbiology for more than a century.
It publishes papers based on original research in fundamental and
applied biology of bacteria, archaea and lower eukaryotes. It covers
all aspects of microbial taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, physiology
and metabolism, molecular genetics and genomics, as well as interactions
between microbes and interactions of microbes with their environment.
Research in Microbiology currently publishes 10 issues a year, including
an annual Forum issue, and contains original articles, reviews and
letters to the Editor.
- For online submission: http://pasteur.fontismedia.com/res
- For full-text articles, abstracts, contents, references: http://www.sciencedirect.com
- For the journal homepage at Elsevier: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/resmic