American Society for Virology
The Microbiology Society's Journal of General Virology is affiliated with the American Society for Virology (ASV).
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
The Microbiology Society is a member of this international member trade body for not-for-profit organizations and institutions
Asociacion Mexicana Microbiologia (adopted five of the Microbiology Society journals as affiliated titles)
British Pharmacological Society
The Microbiology Society supports the British Pharmacological Society with outreach work alongside a range of life sciences organisations.
British Yeast Group
The Microbiology Society works with the British Yeast Group and hosts their annual meeting as part of the Focused Meeting series.
Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)
The Microbiology Society works with the Campaign for Science and Engineering on key topics related to science policy and of importance to the microbiology community.
Canadian Virology Society
Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE)
The Microbiology Society is a member of the Committee and have adopted their best practice guidance to ensure that articles in our journal adhere to high ethical and editorial standards.
Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)
The Microbiology Society journals have signed a two-year transitional open access (OA) agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL).
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
The Microbiology Society journals have signed a three-year (2021–2023) transitional open access (OA) agreement with the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).
The Microbiology Society actively supports the Public Health England e-Bug project and provided some funding for the 10 Year Anniversary International Meeting.
European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI-EMBL)
At the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, EBI-EMBL introduced delegates to their range of publicly accessible data resources and tool as part of an interactive workshop.
Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS)
The Microbiology Society is a Member Society of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, a scientific body that works to ensure microbiology is on the European agenda.
Federation of Infection Societies
The Microbiology Society is a member of the Federation of Infection Societies, a collaboration of 16 societies across the UK with interests in different aspects of infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, biomedical science and infection control. The Microbiology Society hosted the 2019 FIS annual conference.
Healthcare Infection Society (HIS)
The Microbiology Society collaborates with the Healthcare Infection Society to help bridge the gap between those working in clinical settings and those in research.
The International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP)
The International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes, formerly the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology (ICSB), is the body that oversees the nomenclature of prokaryotes, determines the rules by which prokaryotes are named and whose Judicial Commission issues Opinions concerning taxonomic matters, revisions to the Bacteriological Code and other related matters. The Microbiology Society publishes International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology on their behalf.
The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)
The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) is concerned with the designation and naming of virus taxa (i.e. species, genus, family, etc.) rather than the designation of virus common names or disease names. For an outbreak of a new viral disease, there are three names to be decided: the disease, the virus and the species. The World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for the first, expert virologists for the second, the ICTV for the third. The ICTV have partnered with the Society to publish short summaries of chapters of the ICTV Report in the Journal of General Virology, under the heading ‘ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profiles. The summaries include brief descriptions of the structure, replication and taxonomy of members of each virus order and family, as well as permanent links leading to the full chapters at the ICTV website. These summaries form the primary sources by which the ICTV Report chapters will be cited.
The Microbiology Society and Jisc, who provide education and research institutions with access to shared resources, have signed a two-year pilot transitional ’Publish and Read’ open access (OA) agreement.
Junior Awards for Microbiology (JAM) talks
The Microbiology Society sponsors JAM talks, a seminar series supporting early career researchers to present their work. The talks are led by Microbiology Society Champions Alice Lanne and Anja Dokic.
Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (LeSPAR)
The Microbiology Society is a member of LeSPAR, along with the Biochemical Society, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, British Pharmacological Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Society for Applied Microbiology and Royal Society of Biology, which collectively represent around 75,000 scientists.
The Microbiology Society helped to establish this committee, consisting of representatives of the Microbiology Society and other organisations with experience of and interest in school education. The Society’s representative is a role open to Society members, who also becomes part of the Society’s Communications Committee when they take up the position.
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
The Microbiology Society is a member of this non-profit trade association representing the interests of open access journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines.
Parliamentary and Scientific Committee
Policy Lunchbox (Biochemical Society, British Ecological Society, Royal Society of Biology, Society of Experimental Biology)
The Microbiology Society organises free monthly seminars, which cover various areas of education and science policy topics, in partnership with the Biochemical Society, British Ecological Society, Royal Society of Biology, Society for Applied Microbiology and Society for Experimental Biology.
Protistology UK (formerly the British Society for Protist Biology) is a membership organisation for people interested in all areas of protistology; from ecological to medical and from sub-cellular to population studies. The Microbiology Society and Protistology UK have formed a partnership, with the Protistology UK annual meeting taking place at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference from 2019 to 2021.
Society members can join Protistology UK at no charge. To do so, login to Mi Society, go to Update Details and then the 'Get involved' tab, and tick the Protistology UK box. Protistology UK will advise you of any forthcoming news and events that may be of interest. Note: you must be a paid-up member of the Microbiology Society to take advantage of this offer.
Publish and Read Institutions
The Microbiology Society is introducing an additional route to both publishing and reading in Society journals. Publish and Read is designed to offer a frictionless Open Access (OA) experience for authors together with maximum value for institutions.
Royal Society of Biology
The Microbiology Society is a full organisational member of the Royal Society of Biology and works with the Royal Society of Biology on science policy and outreach.
The Microbiology Society is a signatory of the Science Council’s Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. By signing this declaration, the Society has committed to promoting diversity and to help the Science Council achieve its strategic aim of a more diverse science workforce.
Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM)
The Microbiology Society has collaborated with the Society of Applied Microbiology (SfAM) on various policy activities, including consultation responses and events.
The Society Publishers’ Coalition (SocPC)
The Microbiology Society is a member of The Society Publishers’ Coalition. SocPC is a group of likeminded, not-for-profit learned societies, community publishers and charities who publish as part of their charitable objectives and who re-invest the surplus from their publishing into the disciplinary communities they serve.
SocPC members share the common ambition to see an orderly and sustainable transition to open scholarship and to improve the efficiency of the scholarly communication ecosystem for the benefit of researchers and society at large in a fair and sustainable way. In order to help achieve this we wish to work with researchers, funders, institutions and other stakeholders.