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mBio is a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). ASM has been publishing microbiology research since 1916, and mBio represents ASM’s first cross-discipline, open-access publication.

The scope of mBio includes all aspects of the microbiological sciences, including virology, bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, and allied fields, which may include immunology, ecology, geology, population biology, computational biology, anti-infectives and vaccines, public health, etc.

mBio complements ASM’s 9 primary research journals, which serve more specific disciplines.

According to the Journal Citation Reports for 2014 (Thomson Reuters), mBio has an impact factor of 6.786, which ranks it 11th by impact factor out of 119 journals in the Microbiology category.