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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scientific research and reviews covering all areas of fundamental and applied research which involve unicellular and multicellular fungi.


  1. Authors: Vera Meyer, Evelina Y. Basenko, J. Philipp Benz, Gerhard H. Braus, Mark X. Caddick, Michael Csukai, Ronald P. de Vries, Drew Endy, Jens C. Frisvad, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Thomas Haarmann, Yitzhak Hadar, Kim Hansen, Robert I. Johnson, Nancy P. Keller, Nada Kraševec…

    Content type: Review

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We are pleased to announce that all articles published in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology are included in PubMed and PubMed Central.

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology is also included in Scopus.

Featured blog: Scientists of the future at the 15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology has been inviting young scientists for some years now to share insights into their research. Independent referees nominated by the Editors of the journal selected poster presentations from the 15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics. In this blog, we hear from Anna Tiley, Gayan Abeysinghe, Danielle Weaver, and Laszlo Mozsik about their work.

Call for Papers: Beyond the assembly line - showcasing the complexities of fungal natural product biosynthesis

© Dr_Microbe / Getty Images / iStockMetaphors have long been used by scientists to summarise or visualise complex biological processes. In this special collection, we aim to look past these metaphors, to capture the complexity of fungal natural product biosynthesis in all its splendour, and welcome potential authors to contribute review articles or research papers.

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Connecting material science and fungal biology

Fungal biotechnology's potential to sustainably produce textiles as well as materials for construction, furniture and transportation industries has the potential to significantly contribute to the United Nation’s sustainable development goals. The aim of this collection is to provide fungal and material experts a forum for discussion on the multidisciplinary approaches important in the rapidly evolving field of fungal biomaterials, to highlight recent breakthroughs and to exchange ideas and visions. 

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Applications of oleaginous fungi - call for papers

Lipomyces tetrasporus, Patricia SliningerThis collection focuses on oleaginous fungi, a species that naturally accumulate remarkably high concentrations of lipids: lipids comprise over 20% and potentially higher than 85% of their dry weight. These species have a wide suite of applications, including in biodiesel production, as supplements in food, and in medicine. 

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Technical notes

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology is now considering Technical notes. This article type should present a new experimental or computational method, test or procedure, showing a novel or improved approach, a well tested method, and ideally proven value. Check out here for more details about submission guidelines.

What happens when Filamentous Fungi colonize spacecrafts?

Being an indoor-closed habitat with controlled moisture and temperature makes the International Space Station (ISS) good for humans, but also good for microorganisms. So one day astronauts on the ISS saw something different on the walls of the room where they exercised their muscles: mold!

Indeed, screening for microbial contamination aboard the ISS revealed both Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus sp. But what happens when filamentous fungi colonize spacecrafts? Find out here as Marta Cortesao, a PhD student in Space Microbiology at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) discloses the world of microbes in space on her blog Space Microbes.

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About the Editors

Vera Meyer studied biotechnology at the Sofia University, Bulgaria, and the Berlin University of Technology (TUB), Germany. After obtaining a PhD degree (2001) and habilitation (2008) at the TUB, she worked as Assistant Professor at Leiden University (2008-2011). She has been visiting scientist at the Imperial College London (2003) and at Leiden University (2005-2006). She became Full Professor of Applied and Molecular Microbiology at the TUB in 2011.

Vera has research interests on fungal biotechnology with an emphasis on systems biology, genetic engineering, and antifungal drug development.

Alexander Idnurm was an undergraduate and PhD student at the University of Melbourne, Australia, studying plant pathogenic fungi. After obtaining a PhD degree (2002), he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center, USA (2002-2007). He was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (2007-2014), before returning to the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer/ARC Future Fellow in 2014.

Alex has research interests on fungal genetics with an emphasis on mechanisms of pathogenesis, environmental sensing and signal transduction, and the evolution of mating systems.

Annual Journal Metrics

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    53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    42 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    86 days from submission to acceptance
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