The Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (JMB) is an international English journal published monthly by the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (KMB), and distributed by the KMB worldwide.
The Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology is devoted to the advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning microbiology, biotechnology, biomedicine and related academic disciplines. It is an international English journal published by the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (KMB) and distributed by the KMB worldwide, and covers all the scientific and technological aspects of microbiology in general, physiology and metabolism, environmental microbiology, molecular microbiology, enzymology and enzyme engineering, fermentation technology, plant and animal cell cultures, bioprocess engineering, biomedical sciences, and other related fields.
The manuscripts submitted for publication must be previously unpublished research works written in English, which are not being considered for publication elsewhere. All papers will be critically read by at least two reviewers who are selected for their competence in the subject matter of the paper. In addition to meeting the Society's critical reading requirement, all manuscripts will be edited by native English speakers. Acceptance of the paper will depend upon its scientific merit and suitability for the journal. A paper may be accepted in its original form or accepted subject to revision. The reviewers' (and editor's) suggestions will be conveyed to the author without identifying the reviewers and the author will have an opportunity for revision. If a manuscript returned to an author for revision is held longer than two months, or if revision is sufficiently extensive, the date of the receipt of the revised manuscript will be substituted for the initial date of receipt.
Galley proofs for an accepted article will be sent to the corresponding author for correction. These should be returned to the editor-in-chief within a week. The content of an article can not be changed during galley proof reading.
To maintain and protect the Society's ownership and rights and to protect the original authors from misappropriations of their published work, the KMB requires author(s) to sign a copyright transfer agreement. This agreement is sent to the submitting authors when a manuscript is accepted for publication. Unless this agreement is signed, the KMB will not publish the manuscript.
The page charge is US$60 (￦60,000) and US$80 (\80,000) per each printed page, for active KMB members and non mumbers, respectively. A bill for page charges will be sent with the galley proofs. There are no page charges for overseas authors since the Korea Research Foundation will graciously pay their publication costs. Also, there are no page charges for domestic authors until February,2011. Manuscripts processed by International Editorial Board members and International Editors are exempt from any page charge. Invited reviews are not subject to page charges.
The journal is published in part with financial support from the Korea Federation of Science and Technology Societies and the Korea Research Foundation, and printed by Hanrimwon Publishing Co., 206-3 Ojang-Dong, Choong-Gu, Seoul 100-310, Korea. The journal is covered in Science Citation Index Expended TM, Biotechnology Citation IndexTM, Research AlertTM, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Elsevier BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Chemical Abstracts, and Biological Abstracts.