The Editorial Board of UJMR is glad to have the eight’s edition (Volume 5 Number 1, June 2020) published. The Journal covers areas of general and applied microbiology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, medical and environmental sciences.
This year, UMYU Journal of Microbiology Research (UJMR) has reached its 5th year of publication which started in 2016. Over these years, many changes have made to the typeface and general formats of the manuscripts both the print version and online copies to make the Journal meet up with the international standard and more visually appealing. From volume 3 (2) onward, all the online copies of UJMR papers on our website have been uploaded with their full colours. In addition, both authors and co-author are issued with e-certificates of publication for their respective published manuscripts.
We are glad that UJMR is gaining wider acceptance both within Nigeria and in some foreign countries, and the number of submissions to the Journal is increasing. Despite the increase in the number of manuscripts, UJMR maintained its quality as reflected by the rigorous peer-reviewing process.All articles submitted are accepted for publication based on a fair, objective, and anonymous assessment by our editors backed by the cogent decision by the editorial board.UJMR has thus increased the number of her associate editors by bringing in more people from academia who are expertsin various fields within the scope of the Journal to enhance/maintained the speedy review of manuscripts that are being received from various authors. The UJMR website has been upgradedso that UJMR readers and authors could get vital services such as online submission of manuscripts, downloading UJMR archives, author guidelines, etc.
As UJMR’s vision is to be an internationally recognised premier journal of Microbiology, we have applied for indexing to many reputable indexing organizations, to contribute towards high-quality research and dissemination of UJMR to reach a larger audience worldwide.Wehope that anyone with the expertise would join us andcollaborate with our final effort to obtain Impact Factor. We are delighted that UJMR is the first University-based microbiology journal in Nigeria. We, therefore, urge our colleagues in academia to join hands with us towards projecting scientific research.
We appreciate the tireless efforts of the editorial board members, our editorial advisers, associate editors, and authors that contributed towards making UJMR a high-quality research journal. The support extended to the Journal by the Vice Chancellor and management of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University is highly appreciated.
Dr. Bashir Abdulkadir
Editor – in – Chief