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Mycology at Springer Nature

At Springer Nature, we are committed to raising the quality of academic research across Microbiology. This page is dedicated to highlighting our mycology journals, curated by our Editors.

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scientific research and reviews covering all areas of fundamental and applied research which involve unicellular and multicellular fungi.

Recent collections:

Featured Articles: 

Growing a circular economy with fungal biotechnology: a white paper by Meyer, V., Basenko, E.Y., Benz, J.P. et al. 

Current challenges of research on filamentous fungi in relation to human welfare and a sustainable bio-economy: a white paper by Meyer, V., Andersen, M.R., Brakhage, A.A. et al.

IMA Fungus

IMA Fungus, founded in 2010, is the flagship journal of the International Mycological Association (IMA). The journal considers contributions from all areas of mycology expected to be of interest to the wider mycological community, from basic research to applications.


Mycopathologia covers a diverse, interdisciplinary range of topics related to fungal infection of all organisms. Areas of interest include fungal systematics and taxonomy, laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections, antifungal drugs, clinical presentation and treatment, and epidemiology of fungal diseases globally. 

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Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of COVID-19-Associated Mucormycosis: India Versus the Rest of the World by Valliappan Muthu, Shivaprakash M. Rudramurthy, Arunaloke Chakrabarti & Ritesh Agarwal

COVID-19-Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis at an Academic Medical Center in the Midwestern United States by Anastasia I. Wasylyshyn, G. Rostyslaw Wasylyshyn, Kathleen A. Linder et al.

Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Associated Mucormycosis (CAM): Case Report and Systematic Review of Literature by Deepak Garg, Valliappan Muthu, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal et al.

New Article Types:

MycopathologiaPROFILE is a concise format for brief overview of a fungal pathogen or fungal disease that are subjects of major articles of a particular issue of the journal.
Cryptococcosis and Cryptococcus by Elaine Cristina Francisco, Auke W. de Jong & Ferry Hagen 

MycopathologiaIMAGE is a regular feature for a brief clinical report of potential interest to a mixed audience of physicians and laboratory scientists.
Diagnosis of Aspergillus Species in Paraffin-Embedded Tissue with Low Fungal Loads; Xiao Liu et al.

MycopathologiaGENOME is designed for the rapid publication of new genomes of human and animal pathogenic fungi using a checklist-based, standardized format.
Complete Genome Sequence of Candida theae from Hickman Line Infection in an Immunocompromised Child; Ka Lip Chew et al.

Mycopathologia's article collections

Fungal Diversity

Fungal Diversity considers publications spanning all facets of the field of mycology. The coverage encompasses biodiversity, and systematic and molecular phylogeny.

Fungal Diversity is the official journal of Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is based in China.

Special issues published in Fungal Diversity:

A tribute to Kevin D. Hyde

The Contributions of Erio Camporesi

Featured articles:

In honor of John Bissett: authoritative guidelines on molecular identification of Trichoderma
By Feng Cai & Irina S. Druzhinina

High-throughput sequencing view on the magnitude of global fungal diversity
By Petr Baldrian, Tomáš Větrovský, Clémentine Lepinay & Petr Kohout

Mycotoxin Research

Mycotoxin Research is an international journal devoted to research into mycotoxins, the harmful compounds produced by moulds. The journal offers interdisciplinary coverage of research into all aspects of mycotoxins, including the ecology of mycotoxinogenic fungi, their occurrence, analytical methods, toxicology and public health aspects.

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Mycorrhiza is an international journal devoted to research into mycorrhizas - the widest symbioses in nature, involving plants and a range of soil fungi world-wide. The journal covers research into mycorrhizas, including molecular biology of the plants and fungi, fungal systematics, development and structure of mycorrhizas, and effects on plant physiology, productivity, reproduction and disease resistance. Coverage extends to interactions between mycorrhizal fungi and other soil organisms, and effects of mycorrhizas on plant biodiversity and ecosystem structure.

Watch the new collection Mycorrhiza Microbiome Interactions populating.

Mycological Progress

Mycological Progress is a scientific, international journal publishing peer-reviewed basic and applied research papers, reviews and new method descriptions that target aspects of fungi, lichens and phylogenetically unrelated, fungus-like organisms.

The journal is especially interested in publishing papers on fungal diversity (keywords: systematics, taxonomy, molecular phylogeny, comparative genomics and metagenomics). Equally welcomed are general ecological contributions and especially papers describing how fungi interact with their environments or other organisms (life style and -cycle analyses, pathogenicity, symbiosis, etc.).

Mycological Progress appreciates research that is supported by deposited vouchers and living cultures and images that illustrate the ecological, morphological and ultrastructural diversity encountered in fungi.

Fungus related research topics also from other biological disciplines that fit within the scope of the journal include: biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and physiology, pathology, epidemiology, cell biology, biotechnology (including natural antibiotics, antimycotics, and other fungal secondary metabolites). Papers on all these aspects will be considered if they address a broad mycological audience.

Topical reviews on the above topics are also welcome but should be discussed with the editors prior to submission. Regional chorological studies and checklists as well as short communications will only be considered in exceptional cases.

Mycological Progress is the official journal of the German Mycological Society (DGfM) and affiliated with more than 10 mycological societies from other European countries.

Published as an e-only journal, it is dedicated to short publication times by maintaining highest quality standards.

Topical Collections published in Mycological Progress

Recent Mycology News

  • Call for Papers to a new Special Issue in Mycological Progress -> Since de Bary: Progress in Phytophthora research. Submission deadline: 30.11.2022!
  • Mycopathologia is hosting new Special Issues on Tinea Capitis and Aspergillosis! They are open for submission from 1.05.22.
  • Fungal Biology and Biotechnology has launched a new article collection, Beyond the assembly line - showcasing the complexities of fungal natural product biosynthesis. Learn more and submit here.
  • This fall, IMA Fungus received an updated Journal Citation Report, and the journal's 2-year IF is now 4.377. Learn more about the journal's IF and other metrics here.
  • A new article collection in IMA Fungus entitled "Dark fungi: discovery and recognition of unseen fungal diversity" is now live and open for submissions. Read it here.   
  • A new cross-journal collection featuring Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, Applications of Oleaginous Fungi, is currently open for submissions. Submit now.

Mycology from other parts of the portfolio

Mycology in videos

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Systemic anti-commensal response to fungi analyzed by flow cytometry is related to gut mycobiome ecology

Alicia Moreno-Sabater, Gaelle Autaa, Delphine Sterlin, Amenie Jerbi, Remy Villette, Johanna B. Holm, Christophe Parizot, Sameh Selim, Yaye Senghor, Pascale Ghillani-Dalbin, Claude Bachmeyer, Christophe Hennequin, Guy Gorochov and Martin Larsen, Microbiome 2020 8:159

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Intestinal mycobiota in health and diseases: from a disrupted equilibrium to clinical opportunities

Xiaoyan Wu, Yaoyao Xia, Fang He, Congrui Zhu and Wenkai Ren, Microbiome 2021 9:60

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Trophic interactions as determinants of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community with cascading plant-promoting consequences

Yuji Jiang, Lu Luan, Kaijie Hu, Manqiang Liu, Ziyun Chen, Stefan Geisen, Xiaoyun Chen, Huixin Li, Qinsong Xu, Michael Bonkowski and Bo Sun, Microbiome 2020 8:142