A new journal: One Health Mycology
Mycological knowledge is growing rapidly, and the significance to mankind is increasingly recognized. Our societies cure and mitigate problems of health and deterioration, but for prevention and early warning it is often better to understand the cause and source of the problem. For example, many human infections are zoonotic and may originate from disturbed natural habitats. Also, emergence of acquired resistance in fungi is promoted by the use of antifungals in the environment, and fungal allergy is promoted by factors in changing lifestyles such as from rural to urban. In nature, frog decline due to fungal outbreaks had its origin in animal trade. Numerous examples of this kind can be given.
We therefore decided to launch a journal that has a wider scope than most current journals publishing papers on clinical data and fungal diagnostics. The journal is named One Health Mycology. It will be published and managed by the team of the Foundation Atlas of Clinical Fungi. We are grateful to our editorial board of outstanding mycologists for their support; this team covers all fungus-related aspects of human and animal health, as well as epidemiology, taxonomy and diagnostics of opportunistic pathogens. In particular, we hope to attract larger papers on animal mycoses, as well as studies from tropical climate zones, as these are underrepresented in current literature. Case reports will be published in combination, allowing overarching conclusions.
As long as the journal is awaiting an impact factor, no publication fees will be charged. The journal will be open access, online only, and from January 2024 onwards appear twice a year. Accepted manuscripts can be published ahead of the official publication date. The project is entirely non-profit