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Details of the Microbiology Society Agreement

January 2024, Davidson College Library entered into an agreement with Microbiology Society to allow eligible corresponding authors from Davidson College to publish articles under an Open Access (OA) license without further fees. Publish and Read is designed to provide a frictionless OA experience for authors and maximum value for institutions, with minimum administration. It offers institutions an alternative to both subscriptions and article processing charges (APCs).

Corresponding authors from Publish and Read institutions will be identified using their email domains. Where a corresponding author’s email domain matches that provided for a Publish and Read institution, we will ask the author to sign our standard CC-BY Creative Commons licence and will publish their article OA without further charge, and without embargo. 

Please reach out to Kelly Denzer,, Collections Strategist and Discovery Librarian if you have any questions

Author Instructions

Microbiology Society provides a deck with instructions for authors: Microbiology Society Open Access Publishing

Eligible journals: Microbiology, Microbial Genomics, Journal of General Virology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Journal of medical Microbiology, Access Microbiology

Author identification

  • Corresponding authors will be able to check their fee-free eligibility and then indicate the Publish and Read route for OA during the submission process.
  • We check corresponding author eligibility as part of the submission and publication process using email domain names.
  • The corresponding author's affiliation must match the paying institution on the date of acceptance. 
  • Affiliation to a Publish and Read institution as stated in the accepted paper is the decisive parameter for eligibility. 
  • Providing correct affiliation information (including an institutional email address) is the responsibility of corresponding authors.

Funding acknowledgement

  • Funding acknowledgements must be provided by authors and will be included in the article XML for display in our current PDF and HTML formats, and any future format we introduce.
  • Additionally, funding acknowledgement will be made to the corresponding author’s institution on the foot of each article as follows: ‘This article was made open access via a Publish and Read agreement between the Microbiology Society and the corresponding author’s institution’.

See the Microbiology Society website for more information:

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