Advancing the global impact of applied microbiology
At Applied Microbiology International, we publish six internationally acclaimed journals in partnership with Wiley and Oxford University Press. Our journals cover all areas of applied microbiology and combine the highest levels of scientific rigour with global expertise to publish the latest cutting-edge research in our field from around the world.
We aim to provide a suitable home for the research of all authors working towards AMI’s goals, whatever your financial means or geographical location. Please read the journal information below to see which of our journals is the best fit for your research. Let us know if you cannot find a home for your research or if you have an idea for a new journal.
Our members benefit from free access to paywalled content and special discounts on open access publishing fees. Join today to ensure you have access to our range of publishing benefits. If you don’t have access yet, contact us today to set up your account.
New for 2023: Free membership for AMI journal authors
We would like to give something back to our authors and ensure they can join our AMI community and benefit from all the support they enable us to offer our members.
Our authors are invaluable to Applied Microbiology International. Our journals are our life blood; they are our primary source of funding for all our charitable activities, funding our events, our policy work and grants for our members, all of which help us to nurture and engage our community to advance scientific impact. Without our authors’ contributions to our journals our organisation would not exist.
We are therefore delighted to announce that, from April 1st 2023, AMI will be offering a year’s free membership to the corresponding author of each article accepted for publication in its journals. The corresponding author will also be entitled to nominate another author on the paper who is at an early stage in their career to benefit from this offer. This pilot will run initially for one year.
We aim to build a broader community within the field of applied microbiology globally and strengthen the links between our journals and our other activities. We hope that this will encourage more of our authors to submit to our journals and support us in achieving our vision to solve the world’s greatest challenges through microbiology.
See below for full details on our journals and links to submit.
Publishing with AMI is publishing for the community
AMI is a non-profit organisation, so by publishing in our journals you enable us to provide grants, run events, and carry out our policy and advocacy work - as well as enabling us to provide these publications for the future of applied microbiology research.
- Adhere to the highest standards of rigorous peer review and research ethics,
- Accept format-free submissions,
- Have no page or colour charges for authors,
- Are supported by article-level-metrics so you can track the reach and influence of your work,
- Are indexed widely by major services such as Crossref, Google Scholar, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science.
Open access publishing, fees, waivers and discounts
It is free for authors to publish in our hybrid journals. These journals have an open access option where authors can choose to pay an author publishing charge (APC) to make their article freely available under a creative commons licence. Our open access journals all charge an APC. Many institutions worldwide have agreements with our publishing partners that allow authors at these institutions to publish in our journals without paying the open access fees, which are covered centrally. We also have discounted APC rates for members. Please see the tables and links below for full details.
Journals published with OUP
|Journal model||Fee to publish||APC||APC for members|
|Sustainable Microbiology||Open Access||Yes||£2200||£1760|
|Journal of Applied Microbiology||Hybrid||Optional for open access only||£2623||£2098|
|Letters in Applied Microbiology||Hybrid||Optional for open access only||£2250||£1800|
Check here to see if your institution has a publishing agreement with OUP.
OUP has a waiver policy for lower-income countries, check if your country qualifies here.
Members will need to enter their membership number on submission to claim the discount.
Journals published with Wiley
|Journal model||Fee to publish||APC||APC for members|
|Environmental Microbiology||Hybrid||Optional for open access only||£3090||£3090|
|Environmental Microbiology Reports||Open access||Yes||£2300||£2070|
|Microbioal Biotechnology||Open access||Yes||£2200||£1800|
Check here to see if your institution has a publishing agreement with Wiley. You will need to check which model your chosen journal operates on in the table above.
Wiley has a waiver policy for lower-income countries, check if your country qualifies here.
To claim the member discount, contact [email protected] for a code before submitting your work.
Using Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCID)
Being cited and having one's work published plays an important role in researchers' careers. However, when a member undergoes a name change, such as for transition, marriage, or religious purposes, journals can often struggle to update all of a researcher's past records with the changed name.
This has resulted in harmful consequences such as dead naming (referring to someone who is transgender by the name they used before they transitioned), discrimination, or not attributing all of an author's work to them.
ORCID numbers provide international unique identifiers for researchers to link all their professional activities. Using an ORCID number not only ensures that researchers are connected to all their contributions and affiliations across journals, but also, ensures that their personal characteristics are protected as they solely rely on the unique identifier. You can find out more about ORCID numbers here.
AMI members are encouraged to use their ORCID numbers and that of fellow researchers in their citation practices.