UPDATE Call for Papers, Special Collection: Translational Research in Biofilms

As part of a special collection, NBIC in collaboration with npj Biofilms and Microbiomes are seeking cutting-edge papers in translational research in biofilms, around our four strategic themes:

  • Prevent (manipulation of surfaces and environment)
  • Detect (novel sensors, tracking and diagnostic techniques)
  • Manage (biofilm killing, removal, attenuation and control)
  • Engineer (manipulation of microbial communities)


npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is an international, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish high-quality original papers and review articles relevant to all aspects of the biology, ecology and communal function of biofilms, populations and communities, as well as derived applications across the medical, environmental, and engineering domains.

We will be accepting articles, reviews and perspectives.


Collection organisers:

Miguel Cámara: Co-Director, NBIC, University of Nottingham

Alain Filloux: Editor-in-Chief, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, Imperial College London

Nicolas Fanget: Managing Editor, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, Nature Research


Submission Deadline: Due to the current COVID-19 crisis the submission deadline has been extended to the 1st September 2020

Pre-screen submission for NBIC partners and linked companies

Submissions from NBIC partners and linked companies will have to be pre-screened by sending to Alain Filloux, Chief Editor. a.filloux@imperial.ac.uk, a pre-submission in the following format:

A maximum of two-page summary indicating:

  • Type of submission: article review or perspective
  • Title
  • Outline/ main findings (for research articles)
  • What makes it innovative in biofilm translational research

All papers will be sent for peer review. Papers will be published on the journal website upon acceptance, and then promoted as part of the special collection. 

For any queries please contact Alain Filloux at a.filloux@imperial.ac.uk