We publish 5 journals that cover microbiology and several subfields of microbiology:
- FEMS Microbiology Ecology – Your natural research habitat
- FEMS Microbiology Letters – Promoting new ideas
- FEMS Microbiology Reviews – Outstanding reviews from leading experts
- Pathogens and Disease – Next generation host-pathogen research
- FEMS Yeast Research – The yeast community journal
We use the income from our journals to fund our charitable activities and support our community. We sponsor a range of events, provide grants to hundreds of scientists, and present several prestigious awards.
The FEMS Journals Portal is the online gateway to content from across the five FEMS journals. It also contains information on the editorial boards, and provides access to our virtual special issues and other themed article collections.
Via this portal, you can sign up for Table of Contents alerts, submit an article and read our author guidelines.
Worldwide, infections are resuming their role as highly effective killing diseases, as current treatments are failing to respond to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this minireview, the impact of AMR in healthcare systems and the major bacteria behind it are highlighted. Ecological aspects of AMR evolution and the complexity of its molecular mechanisms are explained. Major concepts, such as intrinsic, acquired and adaptive resistance, as well as tolerance and heteroresistance, are also clarified. More importantly, the problematic of biofilms and their role in AMR, namely their main resistance and tolerance mechanisms, are elucidated. Finally, some of the most promising anti-biofilm strategies being investigated are reviewed.