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The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is a journal of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and is among the foremost international journals in antimicrobial research. Our readership includes representatives of academia, industry and health services, and includes those who are influential in formulary decisions.

Published monthly, the Journal features original articles on the laboratory aspects and clinical use of antimicrobials including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiprotozoal agents.

In addition to the wealth of primary papers, the journal carries review articles offering in-depth discussion on matters of topical concern. Lively leading articles offer incisive coverage of recent advances and controversies.

Other sections include:

  • For debate: International comment on contentious issues and ideas
  • Antimicrobial practice: Articles on practical prescribing and formulary issues
  • Correspondence: A section for scientists to present early observations of their work and to comment on published articles
  • Book reviews: Helpful reviews of relevant, newly published titles

A carefully organised format directs you to areas of interest.

Monthly issues can include up to ten informative sections:

  • Leading articles
  • Reviews
  • The Garrod Lecture
  • For debate
  • Original articles
  • Brief reports
  • Antimicrobial practice
  • Meeting reports
  • Correspondence
  • Book reviews

The Journal publishes between two and eight supplements each year. These include Working Party reports of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and original publications on pre-clinical and clinical aspects of drugs in development or the role of established drugs in specific therapeutic areas.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is covered by the following major indexing services:

Abstracts in Anthropology
Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
Agbiotech News and Information
Agroforestry Abstracts
Animal Breeding Abstracts
Biocontrol News and Information
Biological Abstracts
BIOSIS Previews
Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts
CAB Abstracts
Chemical Abstracts
Current Contents® /Clinical Medicine
Current Contents® /Life Sciences
Dairy Science Abstracts
Derwent Drug File
Environment Index
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Forest Products Abstracts
Forestry Abstracts
Global Health
Helminthology Abstracts
Horticultural Abstracts
Index Veterinarius
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Abstracts
Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews
Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome News
Pig News & Information
Poultry Abstracts

PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Medical Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Pharma Collection
Protozoological Abstracts
Prous Science Integrity®
Reactions Weekly
Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
Review of Plant Pathology
Rural Development Abstracts
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Science Citation Index®
Soybean Abstracts
Sugar Industry Abstracts
The Standard Periodical Directory
Tropical Diseases Bulletin
Veterinary Bulletin
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts


YearImpact FactorSi: Infectious DiseasesSi: MicrobiologySi: Pharmacology & Pharmacy
20145.3138 out of 7817 out of 11917 out of 254
20135.4396 out of 7017 out of 11917 out of 254
20125.3387 out of 6916 out of 11618 out of 260
20115.0687 out of 7018 out of 11220 out of 261
20104.6599 out of 5819 out of 10727 out of 249
20094.3527 out of 5717 out of 9432 out of 236
20084.3288 out of 5117 out of 9130 out of 216
20074.0389 out of 5016 out of 9430 out of 205
20063.89111 out of 4717 out of 8837 out of 199

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

Impact factor: 5.313

5-Yr impact factor: 4.984


Dr Peter Donnelly

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