Reasons to publish


Rapid peer review and publication

Microbiota and Host aims to return a decision on a peer-reviewed paper within two weeks. Accepted manuscripts are published online and are fully citable within 24 hours of acceptance. Furthermore, articles are published continuously online as soon as the version of record is available i.e. just weeks from acceptance.


Publish free of charge

Bioscientifica is sponsoring the Article Publication Charge during 2023, offering authors far-reaching exposure and impact for their work at no additional cost.*

There are also no colour costs charged when publishing in Microbiota and Host.

*Bioscientifica reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.


Maximise the reach of your work

Microbiota and Host is a fully open-access journal offering authors the highest possible visibility for their research. It is brought to you by Bioscientifica, a long-established society publisher, with profits being reinvested back into the scientific community.

Where appropriate, published articles are promoted to scientists and clinicians all over the world to ensure maximum reach and visibility of authors’ work.

How we may promote your work

  • Press releases for papers of high interest and broad appeal.
  • Communications and adverts to society members, or in relevant publications.
  • Bioscientifica journals are promoted globally at conferences throughout the year and your article may be picked to feature on our handouts.
  • Email newsletters, including topic collections, are sent to authors, readers, editors, reviewers and anybody else with an interest in the journal.
  • Social Media coverage.

Tips for promoting your own work

Get the most out of your published article by considering the following:

  • You will receive a link to your published article which you can send to colleagues who may be interested in your line of research.
  • Add your article to the list of publications on your institution’s webpages.
  • Use of social media: Tweet about your article and mention @MicrobiotaHost for a retweet.
  • Link to the paper in work-related blogs and professional websites.
  • Finally, remember that your work is published open access and is free to read by anyone that may be interested!


Monitor the impact of your work with article-level metrics

Article-level metrics are available for articles published in Microbiota and Host. This feature provides traditional usage data (number of article downloads/views) as well as Altmetric data for individual articles published in the journal. Altmetric provide non-traditional data by tracking a selection of online indicators (both scholarly and non-scholarly) to give a measurement of digital impact and reach. This information is used to generate an article’s Altmetric Attention Score.

These article-level metrics allow authors to monitor the impact of their research in academia and beyond.


Author experience

Bioscientifica Publishing prides itself on the provision of a personalised author service, and editorial office staff are on hand to offer assistance from submission through to publication. All authors are given the opportunity to provide feedback via an online survey, and in 2021, 91% of respondents indicated that their experience of publishing with Bioscientifica was the same as or much better than with other journal publishers**.

**Based on 441 respondents.