Antimicrobial Research:

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Microbiology Book Series #6 - Instructions for authors


Authors interested in submitting a chapter proposal will have to follow the protocol described below:


Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2017

  • Submission of an abstract of the chapter proposal is required to detect and avoid content duplications.
  • Abstracts should not be longer than one page and can be prepared according to the following template: download abstract template
  • Submit the abstract using our online form
  • Abstracts will be reviewed and notifications of proposal acceptance/rejection will be sent within a week after submission. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit the corresponding chapters then.


Chapter submission deadline: 17 May 2017

  • Chapters have to be prepared according to the following template: download chapter template. Please bear in mind that:
      - Original research papers must be restricted to a total of 8 pages (references included).
      - Mini-reviews must be restricted to a total of 12 pages (references included).
  • Chapters must be submitted by email to book@microbiology6.org no later than 17 May 2017
  • Chapters will be reviewed by the editor and notifications of chapter acceptance/revision/rejection will be sent within 3-4 weeks after submission.


Publication Agreement

A signed copy of Publication Agreement will have to be submitted within 3 weeks after receiving the chapter acceptance notification so that the publisher can proceed with the publication of the chapter. This agreement can be downloaded from here

For any tables, models, graphs, or other materials directly extracted from previously published materials, you must have written permission from the publisher of that material for reprint use. A copy of that permission release must be submitted with the Publication Agreement. IT IS THE INDIVIDUAL AUTHOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ATTAIN THIS PERMISSION.

The publication agreement can be sent by email to book@microbiology6.org


Publication charge

This will be an open access publication. The publisher will apply a fee of EUR 250 per chapter to cover the publication costs and to allow permanently unrestricted online access to the publication.

The publication fee will have to be paid within 3 weeks after receiving the chapter acceptance notification. It can be paid by bank transfer or credit card. You can download the publication charges form and send it by any of these ways:

  • By fax to +34 924 26 30 53
  • By email to book@microbiology6.org
  • By post to:
    Formatex Research Center
    Zurbarán 1, Floor 2, Office 1
    06002 Badajoz, Spain

The book will be published in paperback and ebook formats. After release, a copy of the volume where the chapter is published will be posted to the corresponding author and the ebook will be made freely available to readers on this website.


Release Date

The book is expected to be released in August 2017.


Color Artwork

Figures and images will appear in black and white (grayscale) in the print version of the book (they will remain in color in the ebook version). If some author is interested in color reproduction in print, please contact the publisher (color reproduction could have extra costs).