Joy Watts (water)
Connie Lovejoy (oceans)
Manuscripts submitted to these sections should contribute to novel insights and provide a potential ‘step-change’ in our understanding of the mechanics behind the formation, function and response of microbiomes in all aquatic environments (but not within aquatic vegetation, or animals themselves). We are also keen to receive manuscripts relating to the effect of pollution on aquatic microbiomes and studies focusing on the bioremediation of polluted water systems by microbial communities. However, studies derived from statistical analyses of observations (including “predictive” metagenomic tools) are expected to be verified using measurements and relevant experimentation. More observational or descriptive surveys will be offered consideration in our sister journal Environmental Microbiome.
When submitting your manuscript, please select the Environmental: oceans section for manuscripts relating to marine microbiomes. Freshwater microbiome manuscripts should be submitted to the Environmental: water section.
Related Special Collections
Coming soon - Microbiomes of the marine environment: current state and future implications
Manuscript Transfer Service
Where appropriate, manuscripts that do not meet the standards or requirements for Microbiome may be offered a transfer to our sister journal Environmental Microbiome. Any peer-review reports will be transferred along with the manuscript to expedite decisions.