Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.

User Rights

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. Permitted reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

If you need to comply with your funding body policy you can apply for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

Open Access Publication Fee

As an open access journal with no subscription charges, a fee is payable by the author or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone. The gold open access publication fees for this journal are:

  • Original articles: USD 1,000 for society members, USD 1350 for non-members
  • Review articles: USD 1,500
  • Short Communications: USD 800
  • Correspondence: USD 500

All prices are excluding taxes. Upon acceptance the author will be asked to pay the publication fee. Upon receipt of the payment, the article will be sent for production. Learn more about Elsevier's pricing policy.

Funding Body Agreements

Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, including Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees.

Author Rights

For open access publishing this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Taiwan Society of Microbiology, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

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Publishing Schedule
This journal is published six times a year in February, April, June, August, October and December.

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Publishing open access with Elsevier
Funding body agreements
Open access license policy

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