Open Access Bacteria Journals

A list of Open Access Bacteria journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Bacteria is domain of prokaryotes

Open Access journals publish research articles that are free to to view and download. The main difference between articles in open access journals and those in closed journals is the business model. Both types of articles have to undergo the same peer review process.

Our team made this list of Bacteria Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Bacteria manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Bacteria journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than displaying just the most relevant Bacteria journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Bacteria journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Bacteria venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Bacteria journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Bacteria OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Bacteria Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Archaea1472-3646Hindawi Limited301808683.1Website
npj biofilms and microbiomes2055-5008Springer Nature358678779.9Website
Microbes and Environments1342-6311Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology13172259074.8
International Journal of Microbiology1687-918XHindawi Limited7381176472.1Website
Annals of Microbiology1590-4261Springer Nature23353080072.1Website
Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials2141-2308Academic Journals9047170
Microbiome2049-2618Springer Nature13156556469.3Website
Stamford journal of microbiology2074-5346Bangladesh Journals Online9724169.1
Environmental microbiome2524-6372Springer Nature9342268.8Website
Bioscience and microflora1342-1441BMFH Press245246068.6
International Journal of Bacteriology2314-596XHindawi Limited4361067.4
Standards in Genomic Sciences1944-3277Springer Nature8441476267.4Website
BMC Microbiology1471-2180Springer Nature479914429267.3Website
Gut Pathogens1757-4749Springer Nature6451314167Website
Journal of Oral Microbiology2000-2297Taylor & Francis485881866.8Website
Polish Journal of Microbiology1733-1331Polish Society of Microbiologists993858666
Journal of global antimicrobial resistance2213-7165Elsevier19701322365.9Website
AIMS microbiology2471-1888American Institute of Mathematical Sciences247273364Website
Iranian journal of microbiology2008-3289Knowledge E843427163.8Website
Bacteriology journal2153-0211Science Alert1922763.2
Journal of Microbiology Research2166-5931Scientific and Academic Publishing23491963.2
Antibiotics2079-6382MDPI AG43302203462.3Website
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials1476-0711Springer Nature8422091561.4Website
American Journal of Microbiological Research2328-413722664259.7
Genome Announcements2169-8287American Society for Microbiology67374157558.7
Microbiology Indonesia1978-3477Indonesian Society for Microbiology54389158.4Website
Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology1011-9981Bangladesh Journals Online29172258.4
African Journal of Microbiology Research1996-0808Academic Journals50312956158.1
JAC-antimicrobial resistance2632-1823Oxford University Press56978158Website
Frontiers in Microbiology1664-302XFrontiers Media SA2589448854057.9Website
Microbial genomics2057-5858Microbiology Society796964757.7Website
BMFH2186-3342BMFH Press222189457.7
International Journal of Enteric Pathogens2322-5866Maad Rayan Publishing Company28151257.7Website
Microorganisms2076-2607MDPI AG72754390857.6Website
Animal microbiome2524-4671Springer Nature19384757.5Website
Current research in microbial sciences2666-5174Elsevier15522457.4Website
The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents2174-9094International Medical Publisher (Fundacion de Neurociencias)21023756.7
Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease0891-060XTaylor & Francis19741923956.6Website
Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research2231-3168Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research497162056.5
Microbiology resource announcements2576-098XAmerican Society for Microbiology3975591756.4
Biocontrol Science1342-4815The Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan687490356.3
Journal of General and Applied Microbiology0022-1260The Microbiology Research Foundation31864821856
International Research Journal of Microbiology2141-5463International Research Journals (OMICS)18472455.4
Avicenna Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infection2383-0298Maad Rayan Publishing Company23241855.2
Indian Journal of Microbiology Research2394-546XIP Innovative Publication Pvt Ltd61321755.1
Boletim de Botânica0302-2439Universidade de Sao Paulo, Agencia USP de Gestao da Informacao Academica (AGUIA)436261255
The Open Microbiology Journal1874-2858Bentham Science438559454.8
Italian botanist2531-4033Pensoft Publishers11733954.7Website
Malaysian Journal of Microbiology2231-7538Malaysian Journal of Microbiology777246554.2Website
Iranian Journal of Medical Microbiology1735-8612Farname, Inc.59542453.8Website
International Journal of Medical Microbiology1438-4221Elsevier21906514053.3Website
AMB Express2191-0855Springer Nature16092286753Website
Open Journal of Medical Microbiology2165-3372Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.23176352.4
MSystems2379-5077American Society for Microbiology15912359651.7Website
Gut microbes1949-0976Taylor & Francis12254028851.4Website
Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology1367-5435Oxford University Press453914279550.8
JMM Case Reports2053-3721Microbiology Society371138549.1
Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology2008-3645Kowsar Medical Institute14961021648.5
Journal of advances in microbiology2456-7116Sciencedomain International65542148.4
Journal of pathogens2090-3057Hindawi Limited177315148Website
Journal of genomics1839-9940Ivyspring International Publisher132120247.7Website
Phytobiomes journal2471-2906Scientific Societies204161147.1Website
Microbiology insights1178-6361SAGE124121146.8Website
Access microbiology2516-8290Microbiology Society165072045.5Website
European journal of microbiology and immunology2062-509XAkademiai Kiado Zrt.342438844.7
Microbial Cell Factories1475-2859Springer Nature28408999944.6Website
Kliničeskaâ mikrobiologiâ i antimikrobnaâ himioterapiâ1684-4386Interregional Association for Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy19122044.5Website
Research Journal of Microbiology1816-4935Science Alert698653644.4
Infection and Drug Resistance1178-6973Dove Medical Press25412062244.4Website
Medycyna doświadczalna i mikrobiologia0025-8601National Institute of Public Health – National Institute of Hygiene2987127144.4
Microbiology spectrum2165-0497American Society for Microbiology27552921844.3Website
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Microbiology2070-1810Bangladesh Journals Online22839243.9
new microbes and new infections2052-2975Elsevier1084844343.6Website
The Internet journal of microbiology1937-8289Internet Scientific Publishers, LLC292171243.5
Journal of microbiology & experimentation2373-437XMedCrave Group38255843.2
Japanese Journal of Lactic Acid Bacteria1343-327XJapan Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria24922943
Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences. G, Microbiology2090-087219925642.7Website
Pneumonia2200-6133Springer Nature11399442.5Website
Fermentation Technology2167-7972OMICS Publishing Group15332342.5
Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni0374-9096Bilimsel Tip Publishing House2159548442.2
MBio2150-7511American Society for Microbiology20231201841.8Website
Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions0894-0282Scientific Societies472125166641.7Website
Italian Journal of Food Safety2239-7132PAGEPress Publications854183841.6Website
mSphere2379-5042American Society for Microbiology20242455541.3Website
Annals of Clinical Microbiology2288-0585The Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology31332740.9Website
Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology0973-7510Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology2071250140.8Website
Cellular Microbiology1462-5814Wiley339816535340.8Website
Nihon Shokuhin Biseibutsu Gakkai zasshi1340-8267Japanese Society of Food Microbiology45935140.3
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology2235-2988Frontiers Media SA57837760040Website
Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegradation2155-6199OMICS Publishing Group761393039.8
Archives of Clinical Microbiology1989-8436OMICS Publishing Group44748139.6
Virulence2150-5594Taylor & Francis16223858039.6Website
Revista Argentina De Microbiologia0325-7541Elsevier1963823939Website
African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology1595-689XAfrican Journals Online688154238.7
Fermentation2311-5637MDPI AG1092689138.3Website
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control2047-2994Springer Nature22351914837.4Website
Revista De Microbiologia0001-3714SciELO818408236.3
Journal of Microbiology Immunology and Infection1684-1182Elsevier30023768335.7Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access is an international movement that aims to provide free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
Relevance is used to quantify the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, “Brain Stimulation” has a relevance of “24” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it is somewhat related to the field of Computer Science.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations demonstrate how frequently publications from this journal are cited in other papers. We obtain this information via OpenAlex. Although the accuracy is questionable, it might nevertheless aid you in gaining an understanding of how prestigious a publication is overall.
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What is an APC?
An APC is the article processing charge that an author of a given research paper has to pay in order to get it published in a journal. APCs are most commonly used by open access journals or by journals who offer open access publishing.
What are the different Open Access types?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, b) Hybrid Open Access, c) Green Open Access, d) Bronze Open Access, e) Diamond Open Access, or f) Black Open Access