NC State University Libraries Enters Publish and Read Agreement with the Microbiology Society

Microbiology Society and Open Access logos

Microbiology Society and Open Access logos

The NC State University Libraries now provides access to all journals published by the Microbiology Society, as well as fee-free open access publishing for NC State affiliated authors as part of a new Publish and Read agreement.

The Microbiology Society is a scholarly society based in the UK with worldwide membership and a mission to support the functional and practical study of microbes. They publish a mix of Open Access and Hybrid Open Access Journals, and the new Publish and Read model offers institutions new ways to support their researchers. Traditional subscription models allow members of institutions to read the scholarly output of a journal and leaves individual authors responsible for any fees or charges associated with publishing their work as open access. In recent years a number of publishers and institutions have found ways to explore new models, called “transformative models,” that provide both access to publications, and support to publish openly. The Publish and Read agreement between the Microbiology Society and the NC State University Libraries is one such model, where NC State University students, staff, and faculty will have full access to all of the scholarship produced by the Society, as well as the option to publish open access at no additional cost.

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Questions about this agreement can be sent to Danica Lewis, Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences.