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Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology

Polish Society of Microbiologists

EDITOR IN CHIEF : Prof. Jacek Bielecki

Number of Issues : 4

Subject: Microbiology

ISSN: 0079-4252
eISSN: 2545-3149


Impact Factor: 0.947 (2020)


License type: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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Advancements of Microbiology (Postępy Mikrobiologii) is a quarterly of the Polish Society of Microbiologists. The journal was founded  in 1961, initially under the patronage of the Microbiology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and from 1989 it became the organ of the PSM. It implements the Society's main goals, like promoting the development of microbiological sciences, popularizing the achievements of microbiology among members of the Society and broad circles of society.

Advancements of Microbiology is subject-oriented journal for students of several biological faculties and often the place where the first works of young researchers are published. Advancements of Microbiology includes review articles from all areas of microbiology that are not printed in other journals. There are book reviews in the field of microbiology and related sciences, which are published in Poland in the new publishing department. The journal also provides information about scientific activity and about conferences, conventions, etc. organized by both PSM main board and the regional branches of PSM.

Due to the great thematic diversity of the articles sent to the editorial office, in practice it is not possible to print monographic volumes, a few reprints or supplements are an exception. In addition to special volumes it is possible to print short thematic cycles, printed in several subsequent volumes. Most of the papers currently published in Advancements of Microbiology are review articles in the field of bacterial physiology, microbial genetics, environmental microbiology, applied microbiology and virology; the work in the field of epidemiology, classification and identification of bacteria and applications of molecular biology techniques in microbiological research are particularly extensive.

The editors of Advancements of Microbiology strive to print works – ordered by eminent scientists – regarding currently fashionable problems of modern science. We especially encourage Authors to write articles in the field of their expertise, which guarantees the highest scientific level. The high scientific level of the journal was reflected in the progress of the JCR citation index and the presence of our journal on the Philadelphia list. This is especially important for young Authors, for whom Advancements of Microbiology often opens the way to a scientific career. It is obvious that the current activity of Advancements of Microbiology is based mainly on publishing reviews related to the latest scientific achievements in the field of microbiology, which, at the present time, is characterized by unusual dynamics of development and comprehensive application possibilities. The selection of current and relevant research topics and their presentation at a high scientific level in our journal is the basis for the existence of the quarterly, Advancements of Microbiology.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license users are free to share the work (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), if the contribution is properly attributed and used for non-commercial purposes. The material published in the journal may not be altered or built upon.


The origin of microbiology in Poland goes back to the XIX century. Professor Odo Feliks Kazimierz Bujwid (1857-1942) – was the first Polish bacteriologist, who graduated from the University of Warsaw and gained experience in Berlin working with Robert Koch, and in Paris at the Ludwik Pasteur Institute.

Polish Society of Microbiologists (PSM), formerly Polish Society of Microbiologists and Epidemiologists, was established in Warsaw on October 31, 1927 at the first Congress of Polish microbiologists. Professor Zygmunt Szymanowski was elected the first President of PSM. The same year, PSM became cofounder of International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), formerly International Association of Microbiological Societies (IAMS). In 1974 PSM also became cofounder of Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) and from 2005 PSM is a member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).

Within 90 years of activity, 28 Congresses of PSM were organized and 16 professors were elected as Presidents of PSM. At present, about 900 ordinary members and 19 honorary members, associated in 14 PSM branches all over Poland, belong to the Society. Besides, five companies active in the microbiological area support PSM as supporting members.

Currently, the aim of PSM is the same since its very beginnings: to promote the development of microbiological sciences and to popularize the achievements of microbiology among the Society's members and the broad public. PSM organizes congresses, scientific meetings, courses and lectures as well as competitions of scientific papers. Two quarterly journals, the Polish Journal of Microbiology and the Advances in Microbiology are issued by PSM. The Society formulates opinions on the conditions and needs of Polish microbiology and applies in these cases to the state authorities; cooperates with related associations in the country and abroad.



Prof. Jacek Bielecki - Department of Applied Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Editor

Radosław Stachowiak - Department of Applied Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland

Editorial Board

Prof. Jacek Bardowski - Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Dariusz Bartosik - Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Ryszard J. Chróst - Institute of Botany, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Jerzy Długoński - Institute of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology, University of Lodz, Poland
Prof. Nadzieja Drela - Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Eugenia Gospodarek - Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medium, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Ing. Lukas Hleba, PhD - Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Prof. Waleria Hryniewicz - National Medicines Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Marek Jakóbisiak - Biostructures Center, Warsaw Medical University, Poland
Prof. Jacek Międzobrodzki - Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Prof. Andrzej Piekarowicz - Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Antoni Różalski - Institute of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Poland
Prof. Aleksandra Skłodowska - Laboratory for Environmental Contamination Analysis, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Bogusław Szewczyk - Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, Gdańsk, Poland
Prof. Elżbieta Anna Trafny - Center for Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Stanisława Tylewska-Wierzbanowska - National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Grzegorz Węgrzyn - Faculty of Biology, University of Gdansk, Poland
Prof. Piotr Zielenkiewicz - Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Area Editors

Monika Adamczyk-Popławska - Department of Virology, Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Gabriela Bugla-Ploskonska - Department of Microbiology, Institute of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Aleksander Deptuła - Department of Propaedeutics of Medicine, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz; Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control Unit, Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Agata Goryluk-Salmonowicz - Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Institute of Biology; Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW, Warsaw, Poland
Henryk Krukowski - Department of Microbiology  and Reproductive  Biology, University of Life Sciences, Poland 
Agnieszka Kwiatek - Department of Virology, Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Renata Matlakowska - Department of Geomicrobiology, Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Bożena Nejman-Faleńczyk - Department of Molecular Biology, University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland
Edyta Podsiadły - Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Rzeszów, Poland
Adrianna Raczkowska - Department of Applied Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Falculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Krzysztof Skowron - Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, L. Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Agnieszka K. Szczepankowska - Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Piotr Zaleski - Institute of Biotechnology and Antibiotics, Poland

Assistant Editors

Agnieszka Sobolewska-Ruta - The Institiute of Biotechnology and Antibiotics, Bioengineering Department, Poland


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