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Read and Publish (RAP) Agreements

Microbiology Society RAP Agreement

The 2022 Microbiology Society RAP agreement allows ANU authors to publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. 

Included titles

  • Microbiology
  • Journal of General Virology
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
  • Microbial Genomics (fully OA)
  • Access Microbiology (fully OA)

Information for authors

ANU corresponding authors may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. 

Author rights

  • Articles from authors at member institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either CC-BY or CC-BY-NC license. These licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors.
  • Third-party content included in a publication, for example images or graphics, should be clearly labelled and are not affected by these requirements.
  • The Creative Commons CC0 license will be assigned to the data accompanying the open access article.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

Submit your article via the publisher's submission platform, Editorial Manager.

You will be recognised as being eligible for open access publishing with no transactional APCs via your ANU email address.

publishing workflow is available on the Microbiology Society website.

Publishing

  • The agreement provides open access publishing in all six journals by corresponding authors of institutions listed under 'participating institutions'. 
  • There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published under the agreement.
  • There are no transactional APCs or other service charges for papers submitted by corresponding authors from participating institutions.
  • The Microbiology Society will notify eligible authors of the RAP agreement during the manuscript submission process.

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