Dear Authors,

The mission of Polish Journal of Microbiology is publishing high quality research. Last year we published manuscripts authored by researchers from over 50 countries, covering various aspects of microbiology. All former and current editors and editors in chief worked very hard for many years to increase journal quality, what can be demonstrated by citation index increasing to more than 1 last year.

Our journal has been printed for many years thanks to financial support of the members of Polish Society of Microbiologist and grants from Polish Ministry of Science.To increase the journal circulation in both electronic and printed forms, we maintained open access without any publication fees.

Unfortunately, due to increasing costs of journal production, print distribution, online hosting and archiving we are forced to introduce publicationfees. Articles submitted after 1st of July 2015 are subjected to fees. It means that articles currently submitted, processed, accepted or in preparation for publication are excluded.

Publication fee for all types of articles is 250 USD. Fee for members of Polish Society of Microbiologists is reduced to 125 USD, or equivalent in polish zloty (PLN) for authors from Poland. For reduced fee, at least corresponding author must be a member of Polish Society of Microbiologists, what should be stated in a cover letter and Polish Society of Microbiologists membership fee must be paid in full.

All inquiries regarding fees can be directed to our editorial office editorial.office@pjmonline.org

Editor in Chief
Izabela Sitkiewicz