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Aims and scope

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scientific research and reviews covering all areas of fundamental and applied research which involve unicellular and multicellular fungi.


  1. Authors: Sjoerd J. Seekles, Tom van den Brule, Maarten Punt, Jan Dijksterhuis, Mark Arentshorst, Maryam Ijadpanahsaravi, Winfried Roseboom, Gwendolin Meuken, Véronique Ongenae, Jordy Zwerus, Robin A. Ohm, Gertjan Kramer, Han A. B. Wösten, Johannes H. de Winde and Arthur F. J. Ram

  1. Authors: Vera Meyer, Evelina Y. Basenko, J. Philipp Benz, Gerhard H. Braus, Mark X. Caddick, Michael Csukai, Ronald P. de Vries, Drew Endy, Jens C. Frisvad, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Thomas Haarmann, Yitzhak Hadar, Kim Hansen, Robert I. Johnson, Nancy P. Keller, Nada Kraševec…

Mycology at Springer Nature

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We are pleased to announce that all articles published in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology are included in PubMed and PubMed Central.

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology is also included in Scopus.

Featured blog series

In a new blog series, Kustrim Cerimi looks at emerging fungal-based products and trends.

The Importance of Fungi in Securing and Threatening Food Supply For a Growing Human Population

This Collection aims to highlight advances in our understanding of the significant role of fungi in diverse aspects of food production, including as food themselves or as meat replacement, as major players in modifying natural products for human consumption, sources of enzymes, and vitamins and how they maintain soil fertility.

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Food security and sustainability from a microbiology perspective

New Content ItemFood security is a complex problem. This cross-journal collection will cover various aspects of maintaining or enhancing food production, sustainability and security that can be tackled from a microbiology perspective.

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Engineering Microbiomes for Green Technologies

© Lazy_Bear / stock.adobe.comThis collection will cover recent advancements in the evolution of microbiome consortia, the latest signature microbiome-based development, and biotechnological solutions for sustainable environmental management and bioproduction systems in the wake of emerging challenges, including climate change.

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Beyond the assembly line - showcasing the complexities of fungal natural product biosynthesis

© Dr_Microbe / Getty Images / iStockMetaphors have long been used by scientists to summarise or visualise complex biological processes. In this special collection, we aim to look past these metaphors, to capture the complexity of fungal natural product biosynthesis in all its splendour.

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Connecting material science and fungal biology

Fungal biotechnology's potential to sustainably produce textiles as well as materials for construction, furniture and transportation industries has the potential to significantly contribute to the United Nation’s sustainable development goals. The aim of this collection is to provide fungal and material experts a forum for discussion on the multidisciplinary approaches important in the rapidly evolving field of fungal biomaterials, to highlight recent breakthroughs and to exchange ideas and visions. 

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Technical notes

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology is now considering Technical notes. This article type should present a new experimental or computational method, test or procedure, showing a novel or improved approach, a well tested method, and ideally proven value. Check out here for more details about submission guidelines.

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About the Editors

Vera Meyer studied biotechnology at the Sofia University, Bulgaria, and the Berlin University of Technology (TUB), Germany. After obtaining a PhD degree (2001) and habilitation (2008) at the TUB, she worked as Assistant Professor at Leiden University (2008-2011). She has been visiting scientist at the Imperial College London (2003) and at Leiden University (2005-2006). She became Full Professor of Applied and Molecular Microbiology at the TUB in 2011.

Vera has research interests on fungal biotechnology with an emphasis on systems biology, genetic engineering, and antifungal drug development.

Alexander Idnurm was an undergraduate and PhD student at the University of Melbourne, Australia, studying plant pathogenic fungi. After obtaining a PhD degree (2002), he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center, USA (2002-2007). He was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (2007-2014), before returning to the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer/ARC Future Fellow in 2014.

Alex has research interests on fungal genetics with an emphasis on mechanisms of pathogenesis, environmental sensing and signal transduction, and the evolution of mating systems.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.496 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.975 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    8 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    66 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    767 Altmetric mentions