Tag Archives: research

Sewage science: Are bacteria just the tip of the fatberg?

The UK population continues to have a morbid fascination with fatbergs; these mammoth clumps of oil, wet wipes and human waste coagulate in sewers and grow with every flush. In 2017, a 130-tonne fatberg dubbed ‘The Beast’ made national headlines … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical and Medical Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New to Science: May 2018

Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, archaea, microfungi, microalgae and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve … Continue reading

Posted in New to Science | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Publishing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment