Access Microbiology

The latest OA journal from Microbiology Society, Access Microbiology welcomes work from all branches of microbiology and virology

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Access Microbiology



Access Microbiology introduces a new journal to members of our community allowing the publication of replication studies, negative or null results, research proposals, data management plans, additions to established methods, and interdisciplinary work. 

We believe that too many of these valuable research outputs have been lost because they are not seen as ‘high impact’, creating a situation in which research is re-done in multiple labs for no gain. Access Microbiology aims to reduce this kind of research waste, so our publication criteria are based on methodological rigor rather than novelty, and the journal is fully Open Access. To further support this goal, we encourage authors to make their data and methods available through initiatives such as figshare and, respectively.  



The journal's scope covers:

  • The full spectrum of microscopic life forms, from bacteria and viruses to fungi, protists, archaea, and algae.
  • All approaches, from computational, biotechnology, and laboratory work, to environmental, clinical, and veterinary studies.
  • In response to community requests, we will also publish pedagogy papers on microbiology education.
  • Various article types including Research Articles, Short Communications, Methods, Proof-of-Concept Studies, Protocols, Data Papers, and Cases.



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