Instructions to Authors

JEMI and JEMI+ publish the results of undergraduate research in fields related to microbiology and immunology. 

  • Manuscripts submitted to JEMI+ should address a clear research question and communicate a novel research finding(s).  JEMI+ papers are subjected to a constructive peer review process.
  • Manuscripts communicating a work-in-progress (e.g. staged construction of a plasmid or preliminary findings) can be submitted to JEMI.  JEMI papers may be accepted for publication by the editors and are not peer reviewed.

JEMI-PEARLS are short educational review articles written by undergraduate students on topics relevant to microbiology and immunology.

JEMI-methods are short articles providing theory, protocol, timelines,and  troubleshooting guidance for techniques relevant to a molecular biology, microbiology, biochemisty, or immunology laboratory.  Submissions may be either written or video-based (YouTube).

JEMI, JEMI+, JEMI-PEARLS, and JEMI-methods manuscripts should be formatted as per ‘Instructions to Authors’ for the Journal of Bacteriology (link).  Authors submitting manuscripts should review these instructions carefully.  Incorrectly formatted papers will be returned for revision prior to review. 

Manuscript submissions should be emailed in Word to David Oliver (JEMI, JEMI+, JEMI-methods) or Francois Jean (JEMI-PEARLS).

Most papers will be reviewed and published during JEMI-Institute (May - June each year).  Exceptions will be considered if more urgent publication is required.  Once accepted, papers will be published online.

Papers that are not accepted for publication in JEMI+ will be considered for publication in our annual online publication of JEMI (link).