International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation publishes original research papers and reviews on the biological causes of
deterioration or degradation.
– The causes may be macro– or microbiological, whose origins may be aerial, aquatic, or
– The effects may include corrosion, fouling, rotting, decay, infection, disfigurement, toxification, weakening
or processes that liquefy, detoxify, or mineralize.
– The materials affected may include natural, synthetic or refined materials
and structures or systems, as well as hazardous wastes, and includes environmental and occupational health aspects resulting from the
activities of the biological agents described above.