About This Journal

The Journal of Bacteriology® (JB) publishes research articles that probe fundamental processes in bacteria, archaea and their viruses, and the molecular mechanisms by which they interact with each other and with their hosts and their environments.

Journal of Bacteriology features:

  • Spotlights
  • Commentaries
  • Dialogs
  • Minireviews
  • Meeting Reviews
  • Meeting Presentations

Twice monthly, with 3,700 pages allocated in 2015. Print ISSN: 0021-9193. Online ISSN: 1098-5530.

Indexed/Abstracted in: Agricola, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Biotechnology Citation Index, CAB Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Service, Current Contents- Life Sciences, EMBASE, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, Illustrata, MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded, Summon, and more.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
ASM Journals is a member of ORCID and publishes author ORCID IDs in articles. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

The ORCID Registry is available free of charge to individuals, who may obtain an ORCID identifier, manage their record of activities, and search for others in the ORCID Registry. To register for an ID, please visit the ORCID website .

ASM Journals is working with Kudos , a new company that has developed a toolkit of easy-to-use guidelines and templates to help researchers leverage social media to increase awareness of their articles. Authors who register with Kudos' free service will be able to view the impact of social media efforts, including a Facebook share or tweet, on their Kudos Author Dashboard. Corresponding authors will receive an email with instructions on how to register with Kudos.