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Open Access Publishing: Microbiology Society

The Glucksman Library's guide to assist researchers to publish their work Open Access

The Microbiology Society Journals Publish and Read Agreement 2021-2023

Introduction: this agreement gives current staff and students at participating institutions:

The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in the following Microbiology Society journals:

  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 
  • Journal of General Virology
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial Genomics
  • Access Microbiology

open access without author-facing article processing charges (APCs).

Further details below. 

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2026

Corresponding authors in nine IReL institutions including UL can now publish an unlimited number of open access articles in Microbiology Society’s six journals and benefit from unlimited access to all content on our publishing platform

What journals are covered

Approximately 10,000 journals are covered by IReL agreements.  IReL have created a google doc that is updated regularly with all the journal titles covered by this agreement

Columns G and H of the linked spreadsheet will also give an indication if a fund is due to run out before the year end and the projected date it will run out.