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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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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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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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Future of Publishing session at the Society’s Annual Conference

With so many changes affecting scholarly publishing, how can new and experienced authors ensure their research is captured by quality journals in a highly discoverable and accessible way? To explore these questions, the Publishing Team at the Society for General … Continue reading

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ORCID and publishing at the Society for General Microbiology

Researchers these days have to wear a lot of hats. From teaching to lab work, from writing grant proposals to writing research articles, they have a lot to do. At the Society for General Microbiology, we are keen to make … Continue reading

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All you need to know about Open Access at the Society for General Microbiology

The Society’s Publishing team have been working hard on all aspects of open access over the past few months, and we have now created a clear and concise Open Access Policy with dedicated FAQs to aid our authors. SGM Open, … Continue reading

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JMM Case Reports – a new open access journal from the Society for General Microbiology

The Society for General Microbiology is delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of JMM Case Reports, the Society’s first fully Gold Open Access publication. The news was welcomed by members and delegates at SGM’s Autumn 2013 Conference held at the … Continue reading

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Language editing – does your article need it?

English has become the first language of scientific publishing; over 75% of all journals indexed in Medline are written in English. However, scientific research is international, which leads to a huge number of researchers who need to not only conduct … Continue reading

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