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Oxford University Press to publish Federation of European Microbiological Societies journals from 2015

3 February 2014

Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to announce that on 30th January 2014 they signed a contract with the prestigious Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to publish their five journals from 1st January 2015.

FEMS brings together 50 member societies from 35 European countries, covering over thirty thousand microbiologists. FEMS facilitates the exchange of scientific knowledge to all microbiologists in Europe and worldwide through the publication of their five respected journals:

FEMS Microbiology Ecology
FEMS Microbiology Ecology publishes high quality papers that make a significant contribution to the understanding of microbial ecology.

FEMS Microbiology Letters
FEMS Microbiology Letters focuses on concise articles that merit urgent publication by virtue of their originality. It also features MiniReviews, which cover all aspects of microbiology.

FEMS Microbiology Reviews
Ranking 4th in the JCR Microbiology subject category, FEMS Microbiology Reviews publishes invited reviews that provide authoritative coverage on key areas in microbiology.

FEMS Yeast Research
The leading journal in its field, FEMS Yeast Research publishes both fundamental and applied research on conventional and non-conventional yeasts and yeast-like organisms.

Pathogens and Disease
The newest of the FEMS journals, Pathogens and Disease publishes outstanding primary research on hypothesis- or discovery-driven studies on pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, host response to infection and their molecular and cellular correlates.

Jim Prosser OBE, Publications Manager, FEMS says: “The next few years will see important developments in publishing and in FEMS' broader activities. We are therefore delighted to be entering into partnership with OUP at this crucial time and look forward to combining forces to take the FEMS journals to the next level.”

Cath Cotton, Managing Director, FEMS says: "We're really excited about this new collaboration with OUP, and are looking forward to working together with such a highly motivated team. Oxford have an excellent list and some great publishing partners, and we're very happy to be joining them."

Tim Barton, Managing Director of the Global Academic Publishing, OUP says, “Oxford University Press is delighted to be partnering with FEMS in the publication of their highly respected and esteemed journals. It is a privilege to be working with such an influential Federation in the field of microbiology. We are looking forward to supporting FEMS’ mission to advance microbiology by increasing the dissemination of this valuable research to a wide global audience.”

For more information, contact:
Kirsty Doole, Publicity Manager, Oxford Journals
kirsty.doole@oup.com | +44 (0)1865 355439 | +44 (0)7557 163908