Microbiology Society

1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

The Microbiology Society’s Read and Publish agreement is designed for simplicity, minimising administration for librarians and to provide a frictionless OA experience for authors. It provides read access to four titles and also enables all eligible corresponding authors affiliated with participating IReL institutions to publish open access articles in six titles.

Participating Members:

  • Dublin City University  
  • Maynooth University  
  • National University Ireland, Galway 
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Technological University Dublin 
  • Trinity College Dublin 
  • University College Cork  
  • University College Dublin 
  • University of Limerick 
  • Teagasc

Publisher Page

Microbiology Society – Fee free Open Access

OA quota per year:

Unlimited Open Access

Journals eligible for OA publishing:

  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology  
  • Journal of General Virology    
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology         
  • Microbiology   
  • Microbial Genomics   
  • Access Microbiology (2516-8290)
  • see list of all the eligible journals in all IReL TAs: http://bit.ly/irelOAjournals.

Read access provided to:

  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 
  • Journal of General Virology
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiology

Eligible Authors:

  • The corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of a participating institution at the time the article is accepted for publication. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time. 
  • Requests to publish OA under the agreement are subject to approval by participating members.

Eligible article types:

Original research articles

“all article types are covered; we do not exclude any. “

OA publishing license:

published under the terms of the CC-BY licence;

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