The 8th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2019) will be held on the 7-11th July 2019 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in the vibrant city of Glasgow, Scotland. FEMS Congresses provide a unique forum for interdisciplinary discussions between all sectors of microbiology from research to policy, education and communications. This year’s conference will bring together leading scientists from different fields of microbiology to celebrate the ‘best of microbiology’. The focus of the meeting will be on topical areas such as antimicrobial resistance, environmental pollution and the emergence of pathogenic disease.


Royal Society Publishing regularly attends scientific meetings to exhibit our journals, meet our authors, editors and readers and answer questions about our content, publishing policies or the Royal Society. We’ll be at booth E35 at the FEMS 2019 and would love to meet you, and keep reading for an extra special reason to visit our stand!


Over the years, Proceedings B has published a large number of research and review articles across microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases and epidemiology. With a broad scope, we’re able to cover a variety of topics. We know it can be a challenge for researchers to know what journal editors might be looking for and the topic areas that will attract our interest. If you’re looking for a journal that’s the right fit for your research then do come along and talk to us. Our previous articles vary in topic and approach:

The history, genome and biology of NCTC 30 characterised a non-pandemic Vibrio cholerae isolate from World War One.  In 2017, a popular perspective article explored why drug resistance readily evolved, but vaccine resistance did not. Of interest to infectious disease specialists, The third plague pandemic in Europe provides a fascinating account of disease in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. In, Risky business: linking Toxoplasma gondii infection and entrepreneurship behaviours across individuals and countries, the international group of authors highlighted the link between parasitic infection and complex human behaviours, including those relevant to business and economic productivity. Finally, The clonal evolution and genomic stability in a 2500-year-old fungal individual proved to be one of the most popular articles of 2019.


We hope this list provides some insight into how diverse our interests are in this area. Proceedings B is always looking to publish cutting-edge research articles across all areas of microbiology. We are happy to read unsolicited proposals for review articles and have recently launched a new article type, the Evidence synthesis, that explores existing research relating to a specific question of policy. Both these article types are relevant for almost all topics in microbiology. We welcome proposals and conversations from researchers looking for a home for new ideas and approaches.


Find us at FEMS 2019
Whether you are an editor, reviewer, author or prospective author, we look forward to seeing you at FEMS 2019. The Proceedings B Publishing Editor will be at Booth E35 in the exhibit hall, so please stop by during the conference. The exhibition hours are 10:30 to 18:30. We can tell you more about the benefits of publishing in Proceedings B (fast decision times, open access and open peer review options) or in our sister journals Biology Letters, Philosophical Transactions B and Open Biology. You will also be able to find out about our author services, get more information on how to become a reviewer or editor for one of our journals and pick up our merchandise. There is even a competition to win one of our historical and exciting Royal Society Prints. We hope to see you in person and online at #FEMS2019.



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