Category Archives: Publishing

Exploring Open Data: If you can’t share the product, share the process

Open data has the potential to revolutionise microbial genomics.  But in practice, many of the benefits of this technology remain untapped. So how can we achieve greater data sharing? Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring some highlights from a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Top 5 take-aways from the UKSG annual conference

Last month I attended the UKSG annual conference in Glasgow, which was a dynamic meeting of librarians, publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors. There were talks and plenary sessions which explored a number of different topics in scholarly communication, as well … Continue reading

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Microbial Genomics launch at the Society for General Microbiology’s Annual Conference

Earlier this month, the Society for General Microbiology announced the launch of its newest open access journal, Microbial Genomics (MGen). In the video below, filmed at our annual conference in Birmingham, watch Editors-in-Chief Nicholas Thomson and Stephen Bentley and Senior Editor Jennifer … Continue reading

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Microbial Genomics – a new journal from the Society for General Microbiology

This week the Society for General Microbiology announced the forthcoming launch of a new peer-reviewed and open access journal, Microbial Genomics (MGen). The news was welcomed by our members and delegates at the Society’s Annual Conference, held in Birmingham, UK, where … Continue reading

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Thank you to our reviewers

In 2014, the Editorial Office at the Society for General Microbiology was delighted to receive over 4000 article submissions. Of these submissions, 80% were sent out for peer review. The dedication of all our reviewers is greatly appreciated by both our … Continue reading

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A time to give thanks…

As 2014 draws to a close, I have been reflecting on a productive year for the Society for General Microbiology’s publications. Scientific publishing continues to evolve, and all journals must fight hard to retain current authors and attract new ones. … Continue reading

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Altmetrics: The Impacts on Impact

Digital innovation has sparked a massive culture shift among researchers around the way they choose to communicate their research. Social media tools and research-specific networks like Mendeley enable scientists to self-promote their discoveries so that their research output is more … Continue reading

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Open Access Week at the Society for General Microbiology

This week is Open Access Week, a global scholarly event that is now in its eighth year. Its main purpose is to promote open access in research scholarship, raise awareness of new developments, and to encourage the academic community to … Continue reading

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New manuscript submission sites now launched for all Society for General Microbiology journals

Earlier this year, the Publishing team at the Society for General Microbiology made the exciting decision to move the Society’s five journals to a new manuscript tracking system (MTS) and production tracking system (PTS). Now, after months of preparation and fine … Continue reading

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2013 impact factors announced for Society journals

After much anticipation, repetitive strain from hitting F5 and keeping our eyes peeled for updates on Twitter, the 2013 impact factors were finally released earlier this week. Overall it’s positive news for the journals at the Society for General Microbiology. There’s … Continue reading

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