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About the Journal

The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is a journal of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and is among the foremost international journals in antimicrobial research. Our readership includes representatives of academia, industry and health services, and includes those who are influential in formulary decisions.

Published monthly, the Journal features original articles on the laboratory aspects and clinical use of antimicrobials including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiprotozoal agents.

In addition to the wealth of primary papers, the journal carries review articles offering in-depth discussion on matters of topical concern. Lively leading articles offer incisive coverage of recent advances and controversies.

Other sections include:

  • For debate : International comment on contentious issues and ideas
  • Antimicrobial practice : Articles on practical prescribing and formulary issues
  • Correspondence : A section for scientists to present early observations of their work and to comment on published articles
  • Book reviews : Helpful reviews of relevant, newly published titles

A carefully organised format directs you to areas of interest.

Monthly issues can include up to ten informative sections:

  • Leading articles
  • Reviews
  • The Garrod Lecture
  • For debate
  • Original articles
  • Brief reports
  • Antimicrobial practice
  • Meeting reports
  • Correspondence
  • Book reviews

The Journal publishes between two and eight supplements each year. These include Working Party reports of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and original publications on pre-clinical and clinical aspects of drugs in development or the role of established drugs in specific therapeutic areas.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is covered by the following major indexing services:

Abstracts in Anthropology
Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
Agbiotech News and Information
Agroforestry Abstracts
Animal Breeding Abstracts
Biocontrol News and Information
Biological Abstracts
BIOSIS Previews
Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts
CAB Abstracts
Chemical Abstracts
Current Contents® /Clinical Medicine
Current Contents® /Life Sciences
Dairy Science Abstracts
Derwent Drug File
Environment Index
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Forest Products Abstracts
Forestry Abstracts
Global Health
Helminthology Abstracts
Horticultural Abstracts
Index Veterinarius
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Abstracts
Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews
Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome News
Pig News & Information
Poultry Abstracts

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PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Medical Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Pharma Collection
Protozoological Abstracts
Prous Science Integrity®
Reactions Weekly
Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
Review of Plant Pathology
Rural Development Abstracts
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Science Citation Index®
Soybean Abstracts
Sugar Industry Abstracts
The Standard Periodical Directory
Tropical Diseases Bulletin
Veterinary Bulletin
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts


Year Impact Factor Si: Infectious Diseases Si: Microbiology Si: Pharmacology & Pharmacy
2015 4.919 9 out of 83 19 out of 123 20 out of 253
2014 5.313 8 out of 78 17 out of 119 17 out of 254
2013 5.439 6 out of 70 17 out of 119 17 out of 254
2012 5.338 7 out of 69 16 out of 116 18 out of 260
2011 5.068 7 out of 70 18 out of 112 20 out of 261
2010 4.659 9 out of 58 19 out of 107 27 out of 249
2009 4.352 7 out of 57 17 out of 94 32 out of 236
2008 4.328 8 out of 51 17 out of 91 30 out of 216
2007 4.038 9 out of 50 16 out of 94 30 out of 205
2006 3.891 11 out of 47 17 out of 88 37 out of 199

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

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