Member Record

Microbiology Society

Microbiology Society
Membership Category
Professional Publisher (Medium)
Microbiology Society is a membership charity for microbiologists; we publish six journals of which two are fully OA.
Main Address
14-16 Meredith Street
Other Office Locations
Copyright and Licensing Link
Authors retain copyright even in subscription articles
Copyright and Licensing Policy
CC-BY, with an option for CC-BY-NC if the funder requires it.
Complaint Contact Link
Complaint Policy
We welcome feedback on everything we do, and that includes complaints. These should be addressed to the relevant journal email, and a member of the team will respond as quickly as possible.
Journal of General Virology:
Journal of Medical Microbiology:
Microbial Genomics:
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology:
Access Microbiology:
Publication Charge Link
Publication Charge Policy
o No APC charge applies to corresponding authors affiliated with institutions that are signed up to Publish and Read; all OA publishing charges in full and hybrid titles are pre-paid by the institution.
o The ability to pay will never affect editorial decision-making which will be kept strictly independent.
o We offer a 100% waiver to corresponding authors from institutions based in Hinari countries.
o We offer APC discounts to members of the Society and on a title-by-title basis to affiliated societies
OASPA Compliant OA Journals
OA Articles (approx. number in 12 months)
OASPA Compliant OA Books
Peer Review Process Link
Peer Review Policy
Our journals operate a single-blind peer-review system, where reviewers are made aware of the names and affiliations of the authors after they agree to review, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
We have introduced ‘Publish and Read’ transformative agreements in 2020 to accelerate OA in our journals:

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