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At the recent Journals Board meeting that took place during ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston, MA, the journal editors in chief and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) leadership decided to no longer advertise the impact factors of ASM journals.

This editorial was published simultaneously by the following ASM journals: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Infection and Immunity, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, mBio, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, mSphere, and mSystems.


ASM, American Society for Microbiology, journals, impact factor

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Casadevall A, Bertuzzi S, Buchmeier MJ, Davis RJ, Drake H, Fang FC, Gilbert J, Goldman BM, Imperiale MJ, Matsumura P, McAdam AJ, Pasetti MF, Sandri-Goldin RM, Silhavy T, Rice L, Young JH, Shenk T. 2016. ASM journals eliminate impact factor information from journal websites. mBio 7(4):e01150-16. doi:10.1128/mBio.01150-16. Link to article on publisher's site

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