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Microbiology Spectrum FAQs

What’s in Microbiology Spectrum?
Microbiology Spectrum publishes collections of commissioned peer-reviewed articles across the broad range of topics in microbiology. Each issue presents a variety of topics covered in long-form reviews. This breadth of coverage makes Microbiology Spectrum ideal reading for students in the life sciences.

Why has ASM Press launched a new periodical?
We want to offer the authors of long-form reviews a short time to publication and the best opportunity for their work to be discovered and cited. By publishing these reviews in this new online-only periodical, Microbiology Spectrum, we accomplish both.

Who leads this effort?
The Microbiology Spectrum Editorial Board, composed of an Editor in Chief and Associate Editors, oversees the process of choosing and reviewing the content published in Microbiology Spectrum.

How often is Microbiology Spectrum published?
Reviews are published continuously. Every two months, the content is collected into a bimonthly issue.

When did Microbiology Spectrum become available?
The September-October issue debuted in 2013.

Will Microbiology Spectrum accept uninvited submissions?
No. All content is commissioned.

How is Microbiology Spectrum sold?
Only institutions can subscribe to Microbiology Spectrum. We offer site licenses for 12-month periods. 

Will there be a printed edition of Microbiology Spectrum?
No, it is an online-only publication. Readers are able to print articles on their own.

Is Microbiology Spectrum open access?
Authors can pay a fee to allow open access to their article. Unless otherwise stated, open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Noderivatives 4.0 International CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. If an author’s work was supported by an NIH-funded grant, the chapter will be deposited in the open access archive PubMed Central within 6 months of publication.

How can my library get a free trial?
Contact Institutional Sales Representative Rachel Peckover at [email protected] or 1-617-395-4069.

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