Microbiology’s transformation to fully Open Access
Microbiology will be fully Open Access in 2023
Having published advances across the field of microbiology for 75 years, Microbiology – the Microbiology Society’s founding journal – will transition to fully Open Access (OA) in 2023. Find out more about what this means from our Editors below.
An Open Access future with the Society
This exciting new chapter for this established journal indicates the Society’s commitment to an Open Science future. Submit now to:
Expand your reach
OA research can be read by anyone, anywhere in the world, with no restriction on reading, sharing, or reusing.
Increase your impact
Articles published OA in Society journals get on average twice the citations and 3.7 times the usage of paywalled content, based on data from Web of Science across all Society journals.
Support your community
Publishing with the Microbiology Society raises funds for grants, events and policy projects for microbiologists across the world.Find out more and submit
What does the transition of Microbiology to fully Open Access in 2023 mean for me?
Authors at your institution will be able to continue publishing without any barriers, or transactions, if you have signed a Publish and Read deal with us. Publish and Read allows authors at your institution unlimited, fee-free open access publishing across all of our titles. Find out more about Publish and Read.
This initiative was designed to be as simple and frictionless as possible, and is our recommended path to open access at the Microbiology Society.
If you do not have a Publish and Read deal, authors at your institution will have to pay an article processing charge, or otherwise apply for relief through our inclusivity policy. You can read more on our publishing costs page.
Find out more about the Open Access journey
The transition to Gold Open Access will happen in 2023, find out more in this news story.
Microbiology, will be the first to make the transition from a hybrid model to fully Open Access.
We at the Society welcome this national move towards further openness and transparency in research.
Income generated from our journals is returned to support activities which benefit all.
Publish and Read
The Microbiology Society is expanding its Publish and Read programme, aiming to help more researchers participate in and benefit from Open Access (OA) publishing. The model is designed to offer a frictionless OA experience for authors, and provides maximum value for institutions, with minimum administration.
Researchers at a participating Publish and Read institution can enjoy:
- Unlimited OA publishing for corresponding authors.
- Unlimited usage across the entire archive of Society content, back to 1947.
Watch the video to find out more and recommend Publish and Read to your librarian.
In 2022, Microbiology, our founding journal, will celebrate 75 years since publishing its first articles. We are excited to mark this milestone with a series of activities throughout the anniversary year which celebrate our past and look forward to our future.
Microbes are everywhere and affect almost all aspects of our lives. We cannot see them, but our world would not function without them.
As part of the celebrations for our 75th anniversary, we invite the microbiology community to submit images related to the microbiological world.
Our ‘A Sustainable Future’ project aims to demonstrate how microbiology can help to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.