From the very first meeting of the Microbiology Society Council a journal was discussed, but due to rationing from the second world war, the Journal of General Microbiology was not launched until two years later. Since 1947, the landscape of microbiology research has changed dramatically and the profile of publications, authors, and research topics in Microbiology has changed with it. In 2022, discover more about the history of the journal and the people and articles that played a role in its journey.
How Microbiology started
In the first of a series of historical articles, learn all about the history of how our founding journal, Microbiology was started, and the people involved.
How Microbiology was run
The second in our series of historical articles looks at the running of the journal, the challenges it faced at different times, and how a generalist journal picked its way through the many subdisciplines that together constitute the science of microbiology.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Tanya Parish
Tanya Parish (University of Washington, USA and Seattle Children's Research Institute, USA) followed Agnes Fouet as Editor-in-Chief of Microbiology, holding this role from 2015–2020. Here she discusses her about her term and her experience as a woman in science.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Agnes Fouet
In 2010, Agnes Fouet (Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France) succeeded Charles Dorman as Editor-in-Chief of Microbiology. As part of the 75th anniversary of the journal, we spoke to Agnes about her time as Editor-in-Chief and her experience as a woman in science.
International Day of Women And Girls In Science: Pauline Meadow
In 1981, Pauline Meadow became the first female Editor-in-Chief of Microbiology and remained in this role until 1985. Here we share her reflections on microbiology at the time, and her experience as Editor-in-Chief.