Transformative Agreement Signed between the Microbiology Society and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

The Microbiology Society and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore are thrilled to announce a transformative Publish and Read agreement starting in 2023. This marks the Microbiology Society’s first agreement of its kind in India, continuing its goal to support Open Access (OA) publishing for microbiologists across the globe.

Publish and Read is designed to boost opportunities for researchers and institutions alike, with no author fees and minimal administration. Affiliate authors at the IISc Bangalore will be able to enjoy full read access and unlimited OA publishing in all six Society titles. What’s more, Publish and Read supports the work of the Microbiology Society, a not-for-profit with an international membership.

Peter Cotgreave, Chief Executive of the Microbiology Society:

“We are delighted to announce this new partnership with the IISc Bangalore, empowering its scientists to share internationally important research more widely than ever with uncapped OA. At the Microbiology Society, we’re proud to be growing the Publish and Read model into new regions, offering a simple, sustainable solution in an increasingly Open global scientific community.”

Francis Jayakanth, Scientific Officer at the IISc Bangalore:

“Implementing a Publish and Read license agreement in support of Open Access publishing is a win-win situation for our Institute and researchers. It promotes knowledge sharing, enhances the visibility and reputation of our researchers, and saves costs while providing access to the latest research.”

Affiliated researchers at Publish and Read institutions are entitled to:

  • Unlimited OA publishing: papers with a corresponding author from a Publish and Read institution will be OA by default. 
  • Unlimited usage: full access to the entire archive of Society content, back to 1947, for reading and for text and data mining.

Authors can check if their institution is eligible here.

Publish and Read covers the complete Society portfolio, including fully OA titles MicrobiologyMicrobial Genomics and Access Microbiology and hybrid titles Journal of General VirologyJournal of Medical Microbiology and International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.