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Research Publishing & Impact: Microbiology Society Collection

Microbiology Society Collection: Read and Publish Agreement

Microbiology Society

The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.

Further details about this agreement are available from the Microbiology Society.

This is an uncapped agreement. There is no limit to the number of articles that can be published OA.

Included titles

  • Microbiology (fully OA)
  • Journal of General Virology
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
  • Microbial Genomics (fully OA)
  • Access Microbiology (fully OA)

Article eligibility

Articles submitted from 1/1/2024 are eligible to be published open access under this agreement.

Article types

The following article types are eligible for open access under this agreement:

  • Research article
  • Short Communication
  • Review
  • Insight Review
  • Method
  • Letter
  • Personal View
  • Editorial

There are no exclusions.

Hybrid journals that 'flip' to OA during the course of this agreement will remain available for OA publishing for the duration of the agreement.

Microbiology Society does not charge additional fees for page and/or colour fees. Authors should always check each journal’s submission guidelines to ensure that they will not be subject to any other fees or charges.

Microbiology Society does not charge additional fees for page and/or colour fees. Authors should always check each journal’s submission guidelines to ensure that they will not be subject to any other fees or charges.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the following Creative Commons licenses:

  • CC BY

Authors retain all rights as per the CC license.

Further information about licenses is available on the publisher's website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. 

How to submit your article for open access publishing

The following instructions for authors have been provided by the publisher.

Corresponding authors from Publish and Read institutions will be identified using their email domains. Where a corresponding author’s email domain matches that provided for a Publish and Read institution, we will ask the author to sign our standard CC-BY Creative Commons licence and will publish their article OA without further charge, and without embargo. 

Author identification
Corresponding authors will be able to check their fee-free eligibility and then indicate the Publish and Read route for OA during the submission process. 

During submission Corresponding Authors are asked to confirm their eligibility for a Publish and Read deal whilst completing our submission form. They will see a screen requesting that they agree to publication which will include a notification that Editorial Manager has identified a funding agreement. To proceed the Corresponding author must view publication charges and select Yes.

We check corresponding author eligibility as part of the submission and publication process using email domain names. The corresponding author's affiliation must match the paying institution on the date of acceptance. These details should be reflected in the author's Editorial Manager account as well as in the manuscript file.

Providing correct affiliation information (including an institutional email address) is the responsibility of corresponding authors.  

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Sharing via repositories

Green open access
  • Green open access is allowed with no embargo. 
  • There is no automated loading to institutional repositories.
Other repositories 
  • Articles are deposited directly to PubMed.
  • Article metadata is also sent to:
    • DOAJ
    • ScienceOpen

Contact details: Microbiology Society

Please email journals@microbiologysociety.org for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.

Sharing via repositories

Green open access
  • Green open access is allowed with no embargo. 
  • There is no automated loading to institutional repositories.
Other repositories 
  • Articles are deposited directly to PubMed.
  • Article metadata is also sent to:
    • DOAJ
    • ScienceOpen