Access Microbiology has been re-launched as an open research platform and is now open for submissions. It is free to submit and publish on the platform during the first year of launch, so submit early to take advantage of this. (APCs apply thereafter for those not covered by an R&P deal).

As a sound science, open research platform, Access Microbiology offers a new service for members of the community to disseminate their work rapidly, transparently and rigorously. It supports the publication of replication studies, negative or null results, research proposals, data management plans, additions to established methods, case reports, software development, educational and outreach methods, and interdisciplinary work and welcomes work from all branches of microbiology and virology.

Where the Access Microbiology journal operated under a single-blind peer review model and only the published Version of Record was made publicly available, the new open research platform turns the entirety of the peer review process inside out, to ensure a fully transparent process. This includes posting all article versions as preprints on the platform, and posting the reviewer reports, Editor decision and comments, and author responses to reviewers alongside these.

To find out more or to submit an article, click here.

If you require any further information or assistance, please see the Support for Researchers webpages.