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How to manage your subscription

If you are a librarian or an administrator at a subscribing institution then you have access to the Administration Area for the Microbiology Society publishing platform where you can:

Get started

Sign in as an Institutional Administrator on the journal website from the right-hand tool bar. If you have not already received your username and password to access the Administration area, email us at [email protected]. If you have forgotten your administrator username and/or password, click 'Need login help' under the sign in screen and you will be able to reset your administrator details.

Update your institutional profile

Change administrator name, email address, and change your administration password. To access this area, click on 'Update Institutional Profile' under Profile Management.

Manage your institutional logo

Once you have uploaded the logo, it will appear in the top right-hand corner of every page on the site, scaled to fit the maximum height and width available for display. You may specify alternative text that will appear when the image is not shown, and a URL to which the logo will be linked when a user clicks on it. From the main Administration screen, under profile management, select 'Manage Your Institutional Logo'. To add your institutional logo:

  • Enter the Alt Text for the Logo in the box marked Alt Text for Logo.
  • Enter the URL of the logo.
  • Search for Logo File using the Browse button and upload it.

View and update your authentication options

We support IP address and proxy server (EZ Proxy) authentication. We automatically show the institutional name of subscribers using IP address authentication so that your users are aware that access has been provided for them. We are also OpenURL compliant and support SFX link resolvers. Please note: EZ Proxy is a supplement to IP address authentication. If you wish to use EZ Proxy, your institution must have a subscription and IP address authentication already set up.

  • New from 2019: We now pull IP address information from the IP Registry which checks, monitors and updates institutional IP addresses, preventing duplication and misallocation and ensuring the most accurate possible usage metrics.
  • The IP Registry is FREE for libraries. Visit theipregistry.org to update IP address information; on first use, you’ll be asked to create a password.

Download your COUNTER usage statistics

COUNTER compliant JR1 (Journal Report 1) usage reports, in tabular (.csv) format and through SUSHI, are available via the Administration Area. JR1 shows the number of successful full-text article requests by month and journal.

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