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Journal Beneficial Microbes: Call for papers

Beneficial Microbes is a new, peer-reviewed scientific journal, issued four times a year (March/June/September/December). The first issue will be available in March 2009 and is published by Wageningen Academic Publishers in co-operation with Bastiaanse Communication. Papers can now be submitted.

Beneficial Microbes is a peer-reviewed scientific journal with a specific area of focus: the promotion of the science of microbes beneficial to the health and wellbeing of man and animal. The journal contains original research papers and critical reviews in all areas dealing with beneficial microbes in both the small and large intestine, together with opinions, a calendar of forthcoming beneficial microbes-related events and book reviews.

The journal takes a multidisciplinary approach and focuses on a broad spectrum of issues, including safety aspects of pro- & prebiotics, regulatory aspects, mechanisms of action, health benefits for the host, optimal production processes, screening methods, (meta)genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, host and bacterial physiology, application, and role in health and disease in man and animal. Beneficial Microbes is intended to serve the needs of researchers and professionals from the scientific community and the food and feed industry, as well as those of policy makers and regulators.

Contributions to Beneficial Microbes must be original (research) and will be subject to peer review. Submitted papers must follow the authors guidelines to be considered for review and publication. Refereeing of papers is conducted anonymously and the identity of the referees is not disclosed.

Papers are welcome through Manuscript Central. It should be noted that the first issue will become available online for free, so that likely the papers in this first issue will be downloaded quite frequently and reach a large audience.

Koen Venema, TNO Quality of Life, serves as editor-in-chief. The editorial board is formed by well known experts from all over the world.

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