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Medical Microbiology and Immunology is a comprehensive journal exploring the interrelationship between infectious agents and their hosts.

  • Covers major topics in microbial and viral pathogenesis and the immunological response to infections.
  • Founded in 1886 by Robert Koch and Carl Flügge, it was renamed multiple times before adopting its current name in 1971.
  • Publishes valuable information from related fields of microbiology, including mycology and parasitology.
  • Encompasses basic, translational and clinical research in infectious diseases and infectious disease immunology.

Impact factor
5.4 (2022)
5 year impact factor
3.7 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
12 days
323,055 (2023)

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  • New Manuscript Submission System

    Please note that as of 19th October 2023, manuscripts will need to be submitted through our new peer review system Snapp, the Springer Nature Article Platform. 

  • New Editor-in-Chief Announcement

    Springer is pleased to announce that Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding is taking over as the Editor-in-Chief of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, effective as of January 1, 2024.

  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology – Young Scientist Award

    The Awardees of Young Scientist Award funded by Springer Nature for the excellent scientific work were nominated! Congratulations go to Dr. Simone Herp (2020 Award), Dr. rer. nat Dominik Brokatzky (2021 Award), Dr. med. sci. Lorenz Kretschmer (2022 Award). The articles of our Awardees can be found in dedicated Collection.

  • Commissioned reviews

    We would like to announce that starting from May 2022 we are accepting only commissioned reviews - review papers that are invited by our Editors.

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