Standards in Genomic Sciences has now relaunched as Environmental Microbiome. All articles previously published in Standards in Genomic Sciences will be hosted on the Environmental Microbiome website.
The submission system will be up shortly.
Joy Watts is a Reader in Environmental Microbiology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research group is involved with the application of molecular tools to better understand microbial diversity and interactions in the environment. The areas studied include; antimicrobial resistance in the environment and its transfer and concentration in aquatic systems; the diversity and function of microbes associated with the GI tract of xylophagous organisms and their role in degradation of complex polymer with a specific focus on the detection of novel anaerobic degrading microbes.
Dr Watts received her PhD from the University of Warwick, UK and then performed her postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland. She obtained an Assistant Professor position at Towson University, USA and in 2010 moved back to the UK to take up her current position at the University of Portsmouth.
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Aims and scope
Microorganisms can be found across all environments on Earth; adapting to external changes, being central to Earth’s systems and cycles, and - through applied microbiology - providing solutions to our everyday needs. Environmental Microbiome acknowledges this universal presence and importance and is seeking submissions addressing the varied facets of environmental and applied microbiological research. These studies can cover aspects of air, soil and aquatic microbial ecology, microbiome analyses, bioremediation, geomicrobiology, microbial interaction with plants and crops, extreme environment microbiology and astrobiology.
A complete electronic archive of articles published in Standards in Genomic Sciences between 2009 and April 2014 can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1427.
2017 Journal Metrics
123.4 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
89.8 days to first decision for all manuscripts
200.7 days from submission to acceptance
19.6 days from acceptance to publication
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