Ahmed S. Attia* Ph.D.
Editor in Chief, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Welcome back to Archives of Clinical Microbiology, one of the newest journals in the field of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. After publishing our first issue earlier this year we have faced some challenges that required changes both in personal and approaches. First, we would like to extend our thanks and best wishes to our first Editor in Chief, Dr. Aamir Shahzad, who have done outstanding efforts in launching “Archives of Clinical Microbiology” and building our prestigious editorial board. However, for personal reasons he decided to step down but he is still committed for helping us grow and expand.
On May of 2010, I humbly accepted the responsibility as the new Editor in Chief of Archives of Clinical Microbiology. Since then we were able to significantly expand our users’ database of editors, reviewers, authors, and readers and we are continuing to grow. We have received a substantial number of manuscript submissions that have gone through a rigorous, efficient, fair and relatively quick peer review process. The first fruit of this growing operation is between your hands today in the form of the second issue of Archives of Clinical Microbiology (Vol.1 No.2). Our authors are coming from different parts of the world to continue our commitment to remove geographical and economical boundaries in the face of publishing high quality work. Staring now on, we are committed to produce to our readers a new issue of Archives of Clinical Microbiology on a regular basis.
Archives of Clinical Microbiology will continue to work as a hybrid journal by giving the authors the option to make their articles freely accessible to anyone worldwide by paying the very low article processing charges or the articles remain accessible through subscription only.
To further encourage authors to submit their work to Archives of Clinical Microbiology, for the following two issues we are running a promotional competition to waive the article processing charges for one article per issue that would be published in the open access section. The selection of the free article will be done (after peer review) by highly qualified committee that will look in the completeness and the innovation of the accepted articles.
I wish you’ll enjoy our latest issue of Archives of Clinical Microbiology and we hope to see your work in our next issues.
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