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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. 

Featured Article:

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

Article collections in Mycopathologia:

Fungal Outbreaks
This topical collection compiles articles which were recently published in a special issue of the journal. Eight reviews, four original articles and one short communication cover several aspects of fungal outbreaks.

Respiratory Mycoses
This collection brings together a series of original papers and reviews authored by experts in their respective fields to outline state of the art and future directions for respiratory associated fungal disease in the fourth industrial revolution.

New Article Types:

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.

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.

to be published soon.

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.

The Society for Mycotoxin Research (Gesellschaft für Mykotoxinforschung e.V.) was founded in Munich in 1997. The aim of this registered, non-profit association is to promote research on all scientific fields of mycotoxinology including: Mycotoxins and Human Health, Mycotoxins and Animal Health, Mycotoxins and Food Safety, Mycotoxins and Feed Safety, Toxigenic Fungi and Production of Mycotoxins, Toxicology of Mycotoxins, Occurrence and Analyses of Mycotoxins.

One of the core ideas was to create bridges between the different scientific disciplines working on the field of toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins.

Mycotoxin Workshop 2021

The 42nd Mycotoxin Workshop took place May 31 – June 02, 2021 as online conference.

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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.

Mycorrhiza is a top 10% rated Springer Nature journal for editorial excellence

Throughout the year Springer Nature invite journal authors to provide feedback on their publishing experience. We reviewed the prior year's data to identify the journals that exemplified editorial excellence in 2020.
As a result of this survey, Mycorrhiza was listed as one of the top 10% rated journals.

The outstanding contribution the Editors in Chief Jan Colpaert and David P. Janos and the Editors bring to the journal are highly appreciated. Thank you!

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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

  • 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.
  • A new special collection in International Microbiology entitled Fungal signaling: from Homeostasis to Pathogenesis is now live. Read it here.

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