Feb. 2023 The Microbiology Society’s founding journal is now fully Open Access
The Microbiology Society’s founding journal is now fully Open Access
– the transformation of Microbiology.
Publishing advances across the field of microbiology for over 75 years,
Microbiology – the Microbiology Society’s founding journal – has now
transitioned to fully Open Access (OA). The exciting transformation
for this established journal indicates the Society’s commitment to an
Open Science future.
Originally launched as the Journal of General Microbiology in 1947,
the journal today reflects the diversity and importance of microbiology
in addressing current global challenges – such as food security,
environmental sustainability and health. Microbiology’s transformation
to OA opens this research further to global readership, increasing
opportunities for microbiologists to expand their reach.
Tracy Palmer, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, said: “This is a really exciting new
chapter for Microbiology in continuing to champion the work of
microbiologists. As a scientist, we all want our research to be read,
and the best way is to publish Open Access. There’s research that says
that papers that are published Open Access have more downloads, they
have more citations and they’re read more widely, helping authors to
make an impact.
from STM Publishing Group 2023 Jan