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Polish Journal of Microbiology

Polish Society of Microbiologists

EDITOR IN CHIEF : Prof. Elzbieta Anna Trafny

Number of Issues : 4

Subject: Microbiology

ISSN: 1733-1331
eISSN: 2544-4646


Impact Factor: 1.280 (2020)
CiteScore: 1.8 (2020)


License type: CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0
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The Polish Journal of Microbiology (PJM), founded in 1952 as Acta Microbiologica Polonica (ISSN 0137-1320), is a broad-based international microbiological journal covering: general microbiology, bacterial physiology, molecular biology and genetics, virology, clinical bacteriology, environmental microbiology and biotechnology.

The Polish Journal of Microbiology publishes mainly original research articles including short communications, but also minireviews, book reviews and press releases. The PJM is now developing as a new information exchange platform for authors who publish research findings and reviews on the latest developments in the field of microbiology.

The back issues of the journal are available here.

Rejection rate: 83%

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license users are free to share the work (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), if the contribution is properly attributed and used for non-commercial purposes. The material published in the journal may not be altered or build upon.


Articles are subjected to fees. The publication fee for all types of articles is 800 USD + 23% VAT (if applicable). Depending on your location, fee may be subject to local taxes. Polish Journal of Microbiology does not offer fee waivers. Only the fee for corresponding authors who currently are members of the Polish Society of Microbiologists is reduced to 500 USD + 23% VAT, or equivalent in Polish zloty (PLN).


The origin of microbiology in Poland goes back to the XIX century. Professor Odo Feliks Kazimierz Bujwid (1857-1942) – was the first Polish bacteriologist, who graduated from the University of Warsaw and gained experience in Berlin working with Robert Koch, and in Paris at the Ludwik Pasteur Institute.

Polish Society of Microbiologists (PSM), formerly Polish Society of Microbiologists and Epidemiologists, was established in Warsaw on October 31, 1927 at the first Congress of Polish microbiologists. Professor Zygmunt Szymanowski was elected the first President of PSM. The same year, PSM became cofounder of International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), formerly International Association of Microbiological Societies (IAMS). In 1974 PSM also became cofounder of Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) and from 2005 PSM is a member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).

Within 90 years of activity, 28 Congresses of PSM were organized and 16 professors were elected as Presidents of PSM. At present, about 900 ordinary members and 19 honorary members, associated in 14 PSM branches all over Poland, belong to the Society. Besides, five companies active in the microbiological area support PSM as supporting members.

Currently, the aim of PSM is the same since its very beginnings: to promote the development of microbiological sciences and to popularize the achievements of microbiology among the Society's members and the broad public. PSM organizes congresses, scientific meetings, courses and lectures as well as competitions of scientific papers. Two quarterly journals, the Polish Journal of Microbiology and the Advances in Microbiology are issued by PSM. The Society formulates opinions on the conditions and needs of Polish microbiology and applies in these cases to the state authorities; cooperates with related associations in the country and abroad.



Prof. Elzbieta Anna Trafny - Biomedical Engineering Center, Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Editorial Board

Agata Budkowska - Paris, France
Hanna Dahn - Toruń, Poland
Estera Dey - Lund, Sweden
Jarosław Dziadek - Łódź, Poland
Waleria Hryniewicz - Warsaw, Poland
Katarzyna Jagusztyn-Krynicka - Warsaw, Poland
Donovan P. Kelly - Coventry, UK
Teresa Lagergård - Göteborg, Sweden
Wanda Małek - Lublin,Poland
Zdzisław Markiewicz - Warsaw, Poland
President: Andrzej Piekarowicz - Warsaw, Poland
Barbara Różalska - Łódź, Poland
Geoffrey Schild - Potters, Bar, UK
Stanisława Tylewska-Wierzbanowska - Warsaw, Poland
Torkel Wadström - Lund, Sweden
Mirosława Włodarczyk - Warsaw, Poland
Krystyna I. Wolska - Warsaw, Poland

Assistant Editors

Adam Guśpiel - National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland


Manuscripts should be submitted online via submission system – Editorial Manager. The system requires one-time registration. The selected login and password allows future submission of new articles as well as checking the status of the editorial processing of a manuscript already submitted. 

The Editorial Manager - Tutorial for Authors can be found here and in the Supplementary Information section. 

Manuscript will be assigned a reference number that should be used in all future correspondence with the Editorial Office. After manuscript registration, all correspondence to the Editorial Office should be directed via Editorial Manager system.

Editorial Manager - Tutorial for Reviewers can be found here.

For submission, the authors upload the following separate files: the Cover Letter followed by the Title, Abstract, Manuscript text, Figures and Tables prepared accordingly to the Instructions for Authors.

Articles are subjected to fees. To find out more please check Instructions for Authors.

Upon acceptance of a manuscript, Authors will be requested to sign Open Access Agreement prior to publication. 

The Editor-in-Chief and Editors reserve the right to make minor grammatical and other changes to any accepted manuscript at any stage before publication to warrant clarity and accuracy of the article to be published in PJM.


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