April 24, 2020

The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is seeking a section editor for the Microbiological Methods section. The qualified applicant should:

  • have an employment situation which allows him/her time to perform Journal duties
  • have a thorough knowledge, acquired through education and work experience, of basic concepts and trends in the subject area
  • be professionally active in the subject section
  • have credibility and visibility with reviewers and authors
  • have excellent communication skills, and
  • be a member of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

Scope of section:

The microbiological methods section includes single- and multi-laboratory collaborative studies of qualitative and quantitative methods for the detection and identification of the pathogenic, indicator and beneficial microbes, and the natural microflora found in foods, feeds, cosmetics, drugs and their production environments. Manuscripts about immunological, nucleic acid, whole genome, and biochemical detection and identification methods are considered including microbe-based bioassays.  Also considered are reports of studies on detection of airborne bio-threat microbes. The analytes of interest include but are not limited to bacteria, fungi and molds, protozoa, algae and viruses. In addition, manuscripts about methods for assessing the efficacy of disinfectants and preservatives and the microbial properties of biofilms are appropriate. Clinical microbiology methods submissions, especially reviews, can be considered only if they indicate their relevance and/or potential applicability to the pathogenic microbes that may occur in the Journal’s listed matrices of interest.

Interested candidates should contact Jennifer Diatz, Director of Publications ([email protected]) no later than May 20, 2020.