History in short

The first issue of Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica was published in 1924. Read the story of our journal here.

Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
100 Years of Publishing Excellence

In 1924, the Scandinavian societies for microbiology and pathology decided to launch a new scientific journal together. The journal was named Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica. In the 1970s the field of immunology was growing, and in 1975, Immunology got its own section of the journal, and the immunological societies were taken into the board of members. Thus, Acta was in the beginning intended to be an ambassador for the Scandinavian societies and aimed to link the societies with other outside countries and describe them of the scientific work accomplished within general pathology, pathological physiology and anatomy, medical microbiology, serology, and veterinary and comparative pathology.

After extensive discussions in the mid-1980s, it was decided to open the journal to international science and the long and difficult name of the journal was changed to the acronym APMIS. Today, we use the name “PMI Journal – Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology”.

Today, more than 56% of the papers published in the Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology come from non-Scandinavian research groups.
Every day interesting manuscripts are submitted electronically to the journal, and we believe that the Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology will continue to represent the best not only of Scandinavian but also global microbiology, immunology, and pathology. Being a scientific journal is challenging in these modern times where new predator journals constantly are born and science publishing has become an enormous billion-dollar industry. However, the Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology will continue to keep our 100 years non-profit journal thriving in scientific publishing with no commercial interests while bridging pathology, immunology and microbiology to advance the crossing disciplines and exploring their interactions.

Due to an extended electronic archive of all published papers in the Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology during the 100 years it is possible to trace literature as far back as the very first volume from 1924. Please read more here.