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OpenMicrobiology Pricing

Standard Fee

The standard OpenMicrobiology fee for each journal is shown below.

Journal

Article Processing Charges (2016)

Microbiology

£2100 / $2835

Journal of General Virology

£2100 / $2835

Journal of Medical Microbiology

£2100 / $2835

JMM Case Reports

£300 / $442.50

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

£2100 / $2835

Microbial Genomics

Free in launch year

From 1st January 2015, the EU new requires that all VAT tax rates be applied based on the location of the customer for electronic services. Previously the VAT rate was based on the country of the supplier.

As a result of this VAT change, all Article Processing Charges collected by the Microbiology Society will include VAT. The Society will take on the responsibility of paying the appropriate VAT rate based on these new regulations.

The Society does not apply any additional page or submission charges for any of its subscription journals. The OpenMicrobiology fee is the total price you will pay in order to publish your paper with immediate open access.

Discounted fee

For Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology:

  • Corresponding authors who are members of the Society receive a 15% discount to the OpenMicrobiology fee.
  • Corresponding authors within an institution that holds an active subscription to the journal receive a 15% discount to the OpenMicrobiology fee.

For JMM Case Reports:

  • Corresponding authors who are members of the Society receive a 15% discount to the OpenMicrobiology fee.
  • Corresponding authors within an institution that holds an active subscription to Journal of Medical Microbiology receive a 50% discount to the OpenMicrobiology fee.

To find out if your institution currently subscribes to the journal, please contact journalsales@microbiologysociety.org and provide your name, institution name and address, and the Society journal you are considering publishing in. We will then confirm if you are entitled to the Institutional Subscriber discount.

Only one discount may be applied per submission.

Paying the OpenMicrobiology fee

The Society has partnered with the Copyright Clearance Center’s Rightslink for Open Access service which provides our authors with a convenient way to pay their article processing charges and view any applicable discounts.

Authors should select the OpenMicrobiology option when submitting their paper (in the original and/or revised form) to indicate their preference for their article to be published with open access status. If their paper is accepted they will receive an email containing a link to the Rightslink platform where they can confirm their OpenMicrobiology order and pay the article processing charge.

Refund policy

Article Processing Charges (APCs) will only be reimbursed if an article does not comply with authors’ funder requirements because of a publisher oversight. APCs will not be refunded where article publication is not compliant with funder mandates for reasons outside the Microbiology Society’s control.

The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies maintains a list of policymakers and their mandates.

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