The Official Journal of the Turkish Society Of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK)

Aims and Scope

Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (Infect Dis Clin Microbiol) is an international, scientific, open-access periodical published in accordance with indepen­dent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles. The journal, launched in 2019, is the official online publication of the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK).  It was published three annually until 2022. As of 2022, it started to be published in four annual issues: in March, June, September, and December. The publication language of the journal is English.

Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology aims to contribute to the literature by publishing manuscripts at the highest scientific level in all fields of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. The journal publishes original articles, case reports, reviews, and letters to the editor that are prepared in accordance with ethical guidelines.

The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to basic and clinical microbiology and infection-related scientific topics. The target audience of the journal includes specialists and professionals working and interested in all disciplines of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology and related medical and scientific fields.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (

Processing and publication are free of charge with the Journal. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation and publication process. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system, which is available at The journal guidelines, technical information, and the required forms are available on the Journal’s web page.

All expenses of the Journal are covered by the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK). Potential advertisers should contact the Editorial Office. Advertisement images are published only upon the Editor-in-Chief’s approval.

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the Journal reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, editors, editorial board, and/or publisher; the editors, editorial board, and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.

Editor in Chief

Prof. Murat Akova
Address: Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara 06100, Turkey.
Phone: +90 312 311 12 71
Fax: +90 312 310 41 79
E-mail: [email protected]


Publisher: DOC Design and Informatics Co. Ltd.
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Owned by on behalf of the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases:
Prof. Serap Şimşek-Yavuz

Address: Rumeli Cad. 70/7 Şişli, İstanbul 34363, Turkey.
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