Prof Nick Read
Prof Nick Read
Fungal Biology Reviews was launched in 2007 as a replacement journal for the Mycologist and is the first journal to focus on high quality reviews in fungal biology. The journal, which is published quarterly, is run on a commission only policy, however, editors are always keen to consider high quality reviews from leading scientists in the field and informal enquiries are welcomed.
The journal aims to publish reviews from all fields of fungal biology, whether fundamental or applied, including fungal diversity, ecology, evolution, physiology and ecophysiology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, cell biology, interactions (symbiosis, pathogenesis etc), environmental aspects, biotechnology and taxonomy. It covers all organisms that have either historically or recently been recognized as fungi, including lichen-fungi, microsporidia, oomycetes, slime moulds, straminipiles, and yeasts.
The journal publishes four types of review article;
• General review articles (3-3500 words, max. 5000 words) to overview existing important areas of fungal biology
• Update/research focus articles (1200-1500 words) to highlight new and emerging areas of fungal biology
• Opinion articles (1500-2000 words) to give personal viewpoints to stimulate debate on
controversial issues/areas of fungal biology
• Technical focus articles (1000-2000 words) to highlight existing and emerging techniques suitable for fungal biology.
These may take cues from developments in other areas of biology.
Authors are encouraged to use material in a summative or figurative form wherever appropriate and articles are written in a style accessible to both young and established scientists.