ScienceOpen features new Access Microbiology journal by the Microbiology Society

The Microbiology Society has launched a second journal portal on ScienceOpen. The recent release highlights the Society’s new Gold Open Access journal, Access Microbiology, which redefines the idea of ‘high impact’ research by emphasizing great value of methodologically sound and rigorous research for the broader scientific community.  

From early career researchers for early careeer researchers

Access Microbiology is an exciting journal for the Microbiology Society, built for and led by early career researchers and with the goal of ensuring that valuable research outputs are published, whether they are conference posters, negative results, or replication studies. We’ve been working with ScienceOpen for some time, initially for Microbial Genomics, and we know that making the work published in Access Microbiology more visible by showcasing it through ScienceOpen is a clear benefit to our authors. 

Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Director of Publishing at the Microbiology Society

Access Microbiology  introduces a new service to the microbiology community allowing the publication of replication studies, negative or null results, research proposals, data management plans, additions to established methods, and interdisciplinary work. The scope of the journal is intended to prevent research waste, where studies are re-done in multiple labs for no gain.  

In order to increase the journal‘s discoverability and accessibility for the global audience, it will be indexed as a featured Collection on ScienceOpen, a research discovery platform of over 60 million books and articles placed in a dynamic discovery database. Integrating content in the ScienceOpen platform adds an additional layer for user interactions. 

As a result, through this new journal portal, ScienceOpen and the Microbiology Society are supporting the diversity and inclusivity of research in microbiology and increasing its outreach for the wider benefit of the scientific community.  

Submit to Access Micriobiology and build your research profile

On ScienceOpen, it is possible not only to search for and access the Access Microbiology content, but also view usage statistics, share, follow and recommend favorite papers. Moreover, microbiology researchers can review the publications in a post-publication peer review and conveniently submit their own manuscripts.    

Thanks to ScienceOpen, you can see that, for instance, Access Microbiology shares references. More links back to your paper means more potential readers. You can also see that the journal deposits rich metadata (affiliations, abstract, license information, etc.) with CrossRef. If your paper is open access, you want computers (and readers) to know! Finally, ScienceOpen further equips the indexed papers with article level metrics and promotion tools. All of these services are essential for effective knowledge outreach in the digital era of scholarly communication. Now, got research to share with the world? Submit with one click.

We are very excited to be working with the Microbiology Society to promote this new venue for a wide range of research outputs with a special focus on early career researchers. The ScienceOpen platform offers a wealth of tools to help authors increase their digital profile in an open science context.  

Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen CEO

About the Microbiology Society

Access Microbiology is a new journal from the Microbiology Society, a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. 

Our principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it is shared with other communities. The impacts from this will drive us towards a world in which the science of microbiology provides maximum benefit to society. 

Contact us

We are thrilled to support all the journals and researchers that want to embrace a barrier-free model of science! If you would like to add your open science project to the list, just get in touch with us – Stephanie Dawson or Stuart Cooper.

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