Welcome to the JMBE Submission Site!

Welcome to the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) submission site! We welcome your manuscript submissions and have a variety of resources to help you through the submission and review process - from detailed author guidelines and online tutorials to rubrics and access to the Editors. See below to get started!

Does YOUR story fit JMBE's focus and scope?

Whether you are interested in submitting hypothesis-driven research, a tool for classroom use, or a discussion of biology education topics, you first need to make sure your manuscript will be appropriate for our readership. Explore JMBE's focus and scope here.

Which JMBE section is right for you?

JMBE offers six core sections and one May-only section. JMBE Editors may also solicit manuscripts for special themed issues, which have broader, inter-disciplinary focus, such as Scientific Ethics or Scientific Citizenship. Visit the Section Guidelines and identify which JMBE section suits your story.

Let's get started with your submission!

In order to submit a new or revised manuscript to JMBE, you need to register with and log in to this submission website. Review the step-by-step "How-to" documents here to get started!

JMBE Editors also encourage you to explore the full Journal Policies tab (peer-review process, publication frequency, open access policy, etc.) and Author Guidelines tab (author guidelines, tools, and submission checklist) above. Remember that Editors are always open to previewing an abstract or manuscript idea to offer advice on which section of the journal is the best fit. All inquiries should be sent to jmbe@asmusa.org.

Looking for JMBE content?

All current and previously published JMBE content is available for viewing and downloading exclusively on the ASMscience reader site. Benefits of the reader site include: 1) readers can search for and browse JMBE's education articles alongside related science content from other ASM publications; 2) figures are now available for download as PowerPoint slides, allowing adopters to insert material easily into lectures and presentations; and 3) each article reports metrics, such as full text views and PDF downloads, so authors and readers can determine the article's impact. We encourage you to bookmark and use the ASMscience website as your primary reader venue for JMBE content.


Author Fees Coming in 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018, JMBE will charge author fees for new manuscript submissions within the system, which can include previous manuscripts with “Resubmit for Review” rulings. Any manuscript within the JMBE system before January 1st (including those with “Revisions Required” rulings) will not be subject to author fees. For more information, see our editorial policies and a letter from the Editor in Chief. Read more about Author Fees Coming in 2018