Microbiology Society OA Publishing Support FAQ
UVM Libraries is participating in a Publish & Read Agreement with the publisher Microbiology Society that fully covers the Author Processing Charge (APC) for accepted articles in their journal catalog.
A Publish & Read Agreement is a contract between a publisher and library that has the library pay a surcharge on top of its usual subscription contract that allows its affiliated authors to publish without paying Author Processing Charges (APCs).
UVM's agreement with Microbiology Society gives us full text access to all of their journals, as well as covering APCs for affiliated authors.
This agreement covers all of Microbiology Society's journals, which are largely hybrid journals. This means that the journal is by default published without Open Access (OA), but that authors may pay an Author Processing Charge to make them OA. UVM and UVM Medical Center affiliates can publish OA in them without paying a fee.
Find their journals here: Microbiology Society
No. The process of submitting an article for publication is identical until after it has been reviewed and accepted.
No. Neither this agreement nor the Libraries have any impact on article acceptance.
No. Affiliation will be checked before an APC credit is approved.
One author on a covered article must be a UVM affiliate; however, other authors of the same article may have different affiliations.
No. You do not have to be first author.
You DO have to be an author - other types of contribution are not sufficient.
All articles authored by UVM affiliates.
No. All APCs are covered in full, whether $500 or $10,000.
You must submit your article using your UVM or UVM Medical Center email address, and/or list your institutional affiliation as one of these two entities.
Your affiliation must be current on the date your article is accepted.
After your article has been accepted, Microbiology Society will publish your article Open Access (OA) by default.
You must accept one of the available Creative Commons Licenses for your article.
Authors retain their copyright, but allow others to access or use their work without consultation or fees under one of several standard Creative Commons licenses. Works licensed under a Creative Commons License must still be cited when used.
If you do not want your article to be published OA, you do not have to. You can check a box to Opt Out.