The Society publishes four distinguished journals of international repute: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Microbiology and Journal of Medical Microbiology (each monthly); and one magazine: Microbiology Today.

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The cover images above link to the online journals. Information about the journals, including subscriptions and submissions, may be found there.

The journals contain high quality research papers and topical review articles. Each journal has an editorial board that draws on the expertise of specialists worldwide. Submissions are rigorously refereed and subject to a thorough editorial process. Production standards are excellent and there are no page charges. In addition, authors receive 25 free reprints and are assured of a worldwide readership.

SGM Journals Online

The journals have a substantial online presence with alerting, searchable text, inter-article linking and much more. The back-runs of all four journal titles have been fully digitized and are now available online.

Notice. In 2010 SGM moved to a tiered pricing structure. SGM wish to make the way we charge for our journals fairer. Rather than all customers paying the same amount, the price your library pays will depend on a number of factors including the size of your organization. We also introduced new extended licences allowing users to access SGM journals online from different geographic locations. Full details of this and other useful links to help you manage your online account can be found on our web page for librarians.

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Last updated 4 August 2010


Microbiology Today

The award-winning house magazine of the SGM. More »

SGM Symposia

Many proceedings of our Society meetings were published in book form. More »

SGM Journals Online

The online journals of the Society for General Microbiology. Visit »

Librarians' home page »


Journal subscription rates  »

SGMs move to tiered pricing in 2010 »

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