Notice for AMI Members
Applied Microbiology International has sold its minority shares in our three joint-owned journals: Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology Reports and Microbial Biotechnology to Wiley. As of January 2024, the journals continue to be published by Wiley and are no longer the official journals of AMI and associated member benefits have ceased.
At Applied Microbiology International, we publish three internationally acclaimed journals in partnership with 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 a 20% discount 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 2024: free membership for all AMI journal authors
We are delighted to announce that, following last year’s pilot scheme, AMI will be offering a year’s free membership to all AMI journal authors on acceptance of their article for publication in our journals.
All you need to do is send a link to your accepted article online to [email protected] and claim your free membership.
New for 2024: free membership for dedicated reviewers
We are delighted to extend our free membership to our dedicated reviewers. AMI will be offering a year’s free membership to reviewers who complete 6 or more timely, high-quality reviews across our journal portfolio in the calendar year. If you would like to be added to our reviewer database, please send a CV to [email protected].
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 to encourage more of our members to submit to and review for 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 and invest in the future of science
AMI and our publisher, Oxford University Press, are non-profit organisations, and we invest our surplus back into the research community. By publishing in our journals, you enable AMI to provide grants, run events, and carry out our policy and advocacy work and OUP to safeguard the future of hundreds of high-quality society-owned research journals.
- Offer free AMI membership to all our authors
- Offer a 20% discount on open access fees for AMI members
- Accept format-free submissions
- Do not charge page or colour fees to our authors
- Are supported by article-level-metrics so you can track the reach and influence of your work
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 journal charges an APC. Many institutions worldwide have agreements with our publishing partner that allow authors at these institutions to publish in our journals without paying the open access fees, which are covered centrally. We also have a generous waiver programme for authors from developing countries. For members who cannot take advantage of these schemes we have a 20% member discount. Please see the tables and links below for full details.
Journals publishing fees for 2024
|Fee to publish
|APC for members
|Journal of Applied Microbiology
|Optional for open access only
|Letters in Applied Microbiology
|Optional for open access only
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.
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.