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Open Access & Institutional Repository: Microbiology Society

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Our current publishing agreement with the Microbiology Society ends 31/12/22. A new agreement covering 2023 is being negotiated/evaluated and we will keep this page updated.  

Please include a rights retention statement in the Funder Acknowledgements of any new submissions to enable open access via self-archiving in a repository if an agreement is not available. If your funder does not supply rights retention/prior assignment of rights wording, please use: “For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission” 

This agreement is available to current University staff and students; visitors are not eligible.

Open to all University of Southampton corresponding authors in all Microbiology Society journals. Please use your email address and affiliation throughout the submission process and your article will be published open access at no cost to the authors. Please select the CC BY licence rather than CC BY-NC or CC BY-ND


Publisher webpage with information on the author fee-free open access agreement.

Applies to articles accepted for publication between 01/01/2021 and 31/12/2022.


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