Emerging Microbes and Infections (EMI) has been accepted for inclusion in PubMed Central (PMC). EMI has been already indexed in Scopus and Google Scholar.
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Till now there have been 2.6 million articles are archived in PMC.
EMI is published in English and updated bi-weekly as papers are accepted. All articles published in EMI will be open access to worldwide readers. EMI is published by Nature Publishing Group (NPG), a leader in biomedical publishing. Its review is fast and high quality. Reviewers are all experts and are chosen according to the relevance of their experience in the particular subject area covered by each submitted manuscript.
Since its launch in July 2012, EMI has seen rapid growth. EMI has published 34 high quality manuscripts, with a high degree of global diversity among the authors and topics. Unsolicited manuscripts have been received and published. Since launch, important emerging microbes and infections have been rapidly reported, such as the new corona virus identified in Saudi Arabia (P Woo et al., doi:10.1038/emi.2012.45), and genetic studies on the Streptococcus pyogenes related re-emergence of scarlet fever in Hong Kong, China (S Wong et al., doi:10.1038/emi.2012.9). A policy review on the global control of tuberculosis, authored by US NIH/NIAID program leaders (CF Sizemore et al. doi:10.1038/emi.2012.21), was also among the first articles published in EMI.
With this trend, EMI is expected to play an important role in the field of emerging microbes and infections. Inclusion of EMI in the PMC system will greatly benefit those working in this exciting scientific area, and ultimately improve the health of people living under the threat of emerging infections.
In 2013, EMI will continue to apply to be included in more scientific journal indexes. Please visit EMI web home www.nature.com/emi regularly to see the update of publication list and any other progress.