American Society for Microbiology Celebrates International Open Access Week: October 25-31

International Open Access Week is entering its fourteenth year. Publishers and advocates all over the world understand the importance of breaking down barriers and sharing knowledge with the greater community through open access publications.

Our commitment to open access. The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) mission is to advance the microbial sciences. Every day the society takes steps to do just that including the recent launch of our sixth gold open access journal, Microbiology Spectrum. Learn more about our newest journal and all of our gold open access journals when you explore.

Explore our 6 open access journals and read select articles chosen by editors.

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education® (JMBE) ASM’s first open access educational journal is dedicated to publishing articles rooted in the biological sciences that address topics such as good pedagogy and design, student interest and motivation, recruitment and retention, citizen science, and institutional transformation. Read the full scope to learn more about JMBE

Editor’s Pick: A Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience in CRISPR-Cas9 Experimental Design to Support Reverse Genetic Studies in Arabidopsis thaliana

mBio® ASM’s top broad open access journal publishes the best papers in all disciplines that address microbiological problems, including, but not limited to, biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics and genomics, environmental science, evolution, immunology, infectious disease, and physiology. Read the full scope to learn more about mBio.

Editor’s Pick: Reframing Nutritional Microbiota Studies To Reflect an Inherent Metabolic Flexibility of the Human Gut: a Narrative Review Focusing on High-Fat Diets


Microbiology Resource Announcements® (MRA) publishes articles announcing the availability of any microbiological resource deposited in a repository available to the community. Read the full scope to learn more about MRA.

Editor’s Pick: Metatranscriptomic Analysis Reveals SARS-CoV-2 Mutations in Wastewater of the Frankfurt Metropolitan Area in Southern Germany


Microbiology Spectrum® (Spectrum) ASM’s newest open access journal publishes research from all domains of basic, applied, and clinical microbial sciences. Rather than making subjective evaluations of potential impact, it publishes research studies that are of high technical quality and are useful to the community. Read the full scope to learn more about Spectrum.

Editor’s Pick: Differential Antibody Response to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines in Healthy Subjects


mSphere® is a multidisciplinary open-access journal that focuses on rapid publication of fundamental contributions to our understanding of microbiology. Its scope reflects the immense range of fields within the microbial sciences, creating new opportunities for researchers to share findings that are transforming our understanding of human, animal, and plant health and disease, ecosystems, neuroscience, energy production, climate change, evolution, biogeochemical cycling, and food and drug production. Read the full scope to learn more about mSphere.

Editor’s Pick: Prophage-Dependent Neighbor Predation Fosters Horizontal Gene Transfer by Natural Transformation

mSystems® publishes preeminent work that stems from applying technologies for high-throughput analyses to achieve insights into the metabolic and regulatory systems at the scale of both the single cell and microbial communities. Read the full scope to learn more about mSystems.

Editor’s Pick: The Gut Microbiome in Autism: Study-Site Effects and Longitudinal Analysis of Behavior Change


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