About the Journal

The Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection iscurrentlyanofficialbi-monthlypublication ofthe Taiwan Society of Microbiology, the Chinese Society of Immunology, the Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan and the Taiwan Society of Parasitology. The Journal is committed to disseminate highquality research related to latest trends andadvanced in microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases. Manuscripts categories included original articles, review articles, case reports, brief communications, and research notes. 

Aidsline, BIOSIS, CancerLit, Chemical Abstracts, EMBASE, HealthSTAR and Index Medicus/MEDLINE.


Editorial Board

Kwen-Tay Luh
Po-Ren Hsueh



Associate Editors


Po-Ren Hsueh

Lee-Jene Teng
Wen-Cherng Tsai
Shiau-Ting Hu
Shang-Shyng Yang
Cheng-Hwa Huang
Shiu-Mei Liu
Chuan-Liang Kao
Ying-Chun Xu


Yin-Ching Chuang

Yu-Jiun Chan
Po-Ren Hsueh
Chien-Ching Hung
Muh-Yong Yen
Shan-Chwen Chang
Yun-Ching Liu
Yung-Ching Liu


Chi-Chang Shieh

Chih-Hsing Hung
Nan-Shih Liao
Ming-Ling Kuo
Chang-Fu Kuo


Wei-June Chen

Hsiu-Moan Kuo
Shih-Chan Lai
Shin-Hong Shiao
Jyh-Wei Shin
Kwong-Chung Tung
Lian-Chen Wang
Chuan-Min Yen

Executive Editors

Shin-Chih Lai
Jang-Jih Lu
Lee-Jene Teng
Mei-Chin Lai
Shir-Ly Huang
Yun F(Wayne) Wang
Minggui Wang
Hui Wang

Yen-Hsu Chen
Luan-Ying Chang
Wen-Chien Ko
Yhu-Chering Huang
Li-Min Huang
Chang-Phone Fung
Wang-Huei Sheng
Nan-Chang Chiu

Kuang-Hui Sun
Ping-Ning Hsu
Jenn-Haung Lai
Jaw-Ji Tsai
Kuender D. Yang
Tsung-Chieh Yao

Chia-Kwung Fan
Petrus Tang


International Advisory Board

Anthony W. Chow
C.M. Kunin
Robert C. Moellering, Jr.
J.H. Song
D. Peter Drotman
Patrick S.C. Leung
Atsuhito Nakao
Hong-Kean Ooi
T.M. File
Victor K.E. Lim
T.L. Pitt
Monto Ho
Chien Liu
Markus Ruhnke
P.B. Johnston
D.M. Livermore
W.H. Seto

Editorial Office

Editorial Secretary:Melinda Hsueh
Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital,
No. 7, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886-2-23123456 ext 65396
Fax: +886-2-23955072
E-mail: jmiieditorialoffice@gmail.com

Subscription information

Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection (ISSN: 1684-1182)
Volume number in 2010: Volume 43 (6 issues)
Annual subscription rates (including postage and handling)

‧Institutional: US$450
‧Personal within Taiwan: NT$1500
‧Personal outside Taiwan (by AIRMAIL): US$250

New subscriptions received before 1 May of each year will begin with the first issue of the volume. Subscription received between 1 May and 31 October will start with the third issue. Subscriptions received after 31 October will start with the first issue of the following volume. Renewals should be done promptly to avoid a break in journal delivery. The Editorial Office cannot guarantee a supply of back issues for late renewals.

All subscription-related communications, including notification of change of address for delivery (notified 60 days in advance) and payments for subscription should be directed to the Editorial Office at the address given above.


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Copyright Information

Submission of a manuscript implies:

‧that the work described has not been previously published(except in the form of an abstract);
‧that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
‧hat it has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at  the institution where the work was carried out;
‧that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic  transfer of copyright to The Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection;
‧that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without consent from the  Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection;
‧that written permission has been obtained by the authors from the copyright holders of  material used from other copyrighted sources.

All articles published in the Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, as well as translation rights. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, by photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection.


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