Joint Special Issues

The Publications Network shares publication expertise and develops cross-promotional opportunities for Member Societies who publish journals, books and any other publications.

The first issue by this network is the Virtual Special Issue Europe’s Microbiology Network. This virtual special issue showcases a selection of the best research recently published in some of the journals produced by Societies in the FEMS microbiology network.

The second issue is a collection of articles called Microbiology & Infection, is by FEMS in association with two FEMS Member Societies, the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) and the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM).

The third issue called Microbiology in Action is a collaboration with seven Member Societies. This collection showcases the best of microbiology from our Member Societies.

The fourth issue called Microbiology in Action II is a sequel of Microbiology in action and a collaboration with eight of our Member Societies.

The fifth issue called Building Microbial Communities was prepared in occasion of FEMS2019 in Glasgow (July 7-11, 2019) and is a collaboration with 15 different journals linked to 10 societies affiliated with FEMS.

To get involved with the Publications Network contact Dr Erwin Ripmeester.

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The investigation of novel approaches for tackling the antimicrobial resistance crisis must be part of any global response to this problem if an untimely reversion to the pre-penicillin era of medicine is to be avoided. One such promising avenue of research involves so-called antibiotic resistance breakers (ARBs), capable of re-sensitising resistant bacteria to antibiotics. This review introduces the area of ARB research, summarises the current state of ARB development with emphasis on the various major classes of ARBs currently being investigated and their modes of action, and offers a perspective on the future direction of the field.

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