Annals of Clinical Microbiology, The official Journal of the Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology


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Indexed in KCI, KoreaMed, Synapse, DOAJ
Open Access, Peer Reviewed
pISSN 2288-0585 eISSN 2288-6850

Aims and Scope

The Annals of Clinical Microbiology (ACM) is a quarterly official publication of the Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology.

  • It aims to contribute to the advancement of medicine and the improvement of human health by disseminating research findings in clinical microbiology, including microbiology, infectious diseases, virology, parasitology, immunology, and epidemiology.
  • The scope of the journal includes significant studies that explore laboratory tests and innovative technologies for diagnosing and monitoring human infectious diseases. It also covers antimicrobial susceptibility testing through both phenotypic and genotypic/genomic approaches, novel or significantly enhanced test methods with substantial potential for clinical application, and diagnostic test stewardship. Additionally, the journal addresses the impact of these interventions on laboratory resource utilization and patient outcomes. It also examines the epidemiology of infectious diseases in relation to laboratory tests, including pathogen typing methods and genome sequencing. Furthermore, it embraces research from a One Health perspective, highlighting the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health.
  • Its regional scope is Korea; however, it welcomes submissions from researcher all over the world.