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As of January 2020, the Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance (JGAR) is a fully open access journal with no subscription charges. Authors publishing in JGAR can make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible to researchers worldwide. 

JGAR authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC), have a choice of license options, and retain copyright to their published work.

The APC will be requested after peer review and acceptance and will be required for all accepted articles submitted after 6 January 2020. The APC for JGAR is GBP 1500 (excluding taxes) for Original Research Articles and Review Articles and GBP 500 (excluding taxes) for Short Format Articles.

Please note: Authors who have submitted papers before 6 January 2020 will have their accepted paper published in JGAR at no charge. Authors submitting papers after this date will be requested to pay the APC.

Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance (JGAR) is a journal of the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC), the Global Chinese Association of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (GCACMID), and the Asia-Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection (APSCMI).

The 2018 Impact Factor of JGAR is 2.469 (© Clarivate Analytics). It is now placed 50/89 in the Infectious Diseases category.

The journal is a quarterly online journal run by an international Editorial Board that focuses on the global spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes. The Journal aims to track the resistance threat worldwide and to give a comprehensive view of how infectious disease experts are challenging the problem.

Featuring peer-reviewed and up to date articles, reviews and short communications, JGAR will cover the topical aspects of antimicrobial resistance proposing themes on:

  • resistance mechanisms and gene transfer
  • antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic resistance
  • microbiological and clinical studies stewardship resistance to disinfectants
  • microbicides
  • antimicrobial resistance testing detection and diagnostic
  • PK/PD and resistance
  • surveillance studies of resistant pathogens affecting humans at the global level, isolated from different hosts and environments

Editor-in-Chief: Stefania Stefani

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