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License Begins: 
January 1, 2022
License Ends: 
December 31, 2022

This is a 3 year (2022-2024) Transformative Agreement under a Publish and Read (P&R) model. There is flexibility in the offer for institutions to opt-out during the term and also opportunities for mid-term joiners. The model for a P&R arrangement covers all six of the Society’s peer reviewed monthly journals.  The principal purpose and aim of the P&R model are to effect full OA publishing for all eligible authors in our journals with an all-inclusive and cost neutral model.

The offer includes these features:

Unlimited Usage: any user associated with one of the eligible institutions can access to the current content and entire archive of all journals, for reading and for text and data mining. Institutions will have perpetual ownership for the years of this agreement for the 4 pay-walled journals. Access to paywalled content for all Institutes will be managed by IP address authentication.

Unlimited Open Access: any article published in journals where the corresponding author is affiliated with the eligible institutions will be Open Access by default. There is no limit on the number of articles authors can publish during the term.

Included titles – all content, including all current years perpetual ownership and access to the archives.

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


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Simultaneous Users: 

unlimited access and author publishing

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Multi-Year Contract: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Multi-Year Notes: 

3 year deal with opt-out

Multi-Consortial Note: 

Offer extended to CAUL-CBUA, OCUL, and BCI