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    In this joint collection, Nature Microbiology and Nature Communications invite submission of research articles spanning the topic of microbiome and nutrition.

    Open for submissions
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    Nature Microbiology presents a Series of Journal Club articles, written by underrepresented author groups, that highlight past and present scientific advances in all areas of microbiology.

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    In this cross-journal collection, we welcome submissions on studies that assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals or that showcase interventions that have made a difference.

    Open for submissions

Nature Microbiology is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.


  • A participatory research initiative generates actionable data on avian diseases in New York City, showcases how a community-based approach can tackle misinformation, and actively engages students from historically underrepresented communities in science, technology, engineering and maths.

    • Christine Marizzi
    • Latasha Wright
  • Philip Poole narrates his career story and his motivations for studying rhizobia, the agriculturally important bacterial plant symbiont responsible for fixing nitrogen.

    • Philip Poole
    Microbe Matters
  • Training and funding for mentoring, together with metrics to measure success, can ensure this vital practice is beneficial for all mentees, at all stages of their career, argues Michal Elovitz.

    • Michal A. Elovitz
    World View
  • Mentorship can be invaluable to a research career, but more guidance is needed to ensure effective mentor–mentee relationships.


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