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Microbiology and Biotechnology Letters (MBL) is an official publication of the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology.
Following the establishment of the Korean Society for Applied Microbiology in 1973, MBL was launched in June 1973, initially under the name of the Korean Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (ISSN: 0257-2389).
When the Korean Society for Applied Microbiology transformed into the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology in 2001, the journal's name was changed to the Korean Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (KJMB). As of January 2015 KJMB has changed its English name to Microbiology and Biotechnology Letters (MBL), while maintaining its Korean name. This change represents the incorporation of a more international focus for the journal.
Microbiology and Biotechnology Letters (Microbiol. Biotechnol. Lett.) is published and distributed as a regular quarterly issue on the 28th of March, June, September and December each year. A free access journal, including full-text articles, is available for download free of charge on the journal's website
Status in Academia
MBL is published in part with financial support from the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST).
Indexed/Abstracted in: The journal is covered in SCOPUS, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, and Elsevier BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences.
Kyung Suk ChoMicrobiol. Biotechnol. Lett. 2020;48: 399-421 https://doi.org/10.48022/mbl.2008.08015
Hong-Yeoul RyuMicrobiol. Biotechnol. Lett. 2020;48: 423-428 https://doi.org/10.48022/mbl.2009.09004