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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…

Mycology at Springer Nature

At Springer Nature, we are committed to raising the quality of academic research across Microbiology. We've created a new page, highlighting our mycology journals and mycology content. 

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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 series

In a new blog series, Kustrim Cerimi looks at emerging fungal-based products and trends.

The Importance of Fungi in Securing and Threatening Food Supply For a Growing Human Population

This Collection aims to highlight advances in our understanding of the significant role of fungi in diverse aspects of food production, including as food themselves or as meat replacement, as major players in modifying natural products for human consumption, sources of enzymes, and vitamins and how they maintain soil fertility.

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Food security and sustainability from a microbiology perspective

New Content ItemFood security is a complex problem. This cross-journal collection will cover various aspects of maintaining or enhancing food production, sustainability and security that can be tackled from a microbiology perspective.

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Engineering Microbiomes for Green Technologies

© Lazy_Bear / stock.adobe.comThis collection will cover recent advancements in the evolution of microbiome consortia, the latest signature microbiome-based development, and biotechnological solutions for sustainable environmental management and bioproduction systems in the wake of emerging challenges, including climate change.

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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.

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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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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.

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About the Editors

Vera Meyer runs the Chair of Molecular and Applied Microbiology at TU Berlin since 2011. The focus is on researching and optimising fungal cell factories, with the aim of making more effective use of fungal metabolic potentials for the production of medicines, platform chemicals, enzymes and biomaterials. Together with her team, she develops and combines methods from systems biology and synthetic biology. Her inter- and transdisciplinary research projects combine natural and engineering sciences with art, design and architecture and create bio-based scenarios for possible living environments of the future. Vera Meyer is also active as a visual artist under the pseudonym V. meer and uses the means of art to make society more aware of the potential of fungi for a sustainable future.

Yvonne Nygård has a PhD in Molecular Biotechnology from Aalto University and currently works as Research Professor at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and as Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Moreover, she is the CSO of a fungal start-up, Cirkulär AB. Yvonne’s main research interest is to develop microbial cell factories for industrial applications. She combines synthetic biology with high throughput screening and works with different yeast and fungi.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.496 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.975 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    9 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    68 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    138 Altmetric mentions