FEMS and your Society

As a FEMS Delegate, you represent your Society within FEMS as well as FEMS within your Society. Your Society’s members can receive benefits from FEMS on top of the benefits the Society offers. This page supplies you with information that will help bring these benefits under the attention of your Society’s members.

Your Society on the FEMS website

We profile your Society on our membership pages, according to the membership information we annually receive from our Member Societies.

Presenting FEMS to your Society

  1. FEMS informs its newsletter subscribers on news related to FEMS, FEMS Member Societies and microbiology, and all FEMS grants deadlines. As your members do not automatically receive a newsletter from FEMS, it would be much appreciated if you would encourage members to sign up for our newsletters here.
  2. We would appreciate it if you could share our monthly newsletter ‘FEMS News’ with your Society’s members, so they are aware of the opportunities they receive as member of a FEMS Member Society.
  3. On a regular basis, we will send you requests and offers, that we kindly ask you to discuss in your Society, such as special offers for Member Societies during our Congress, initiatives you can participate in or other services for members.
  4. If you have applied for and received a positive decision on your application for a Meeting Organizer Grant, the documents and requirements as well as some tips here will help you get the most out of your Grant.
  5. You can find the downloads at the bottom of this page. Please share our presentation with your Society’s members and post our logo on your Society’s website.
  6. To introduce FEMS to (potential new) members, feel free to use the below text in your Society’s communications:

[your Society’s name] is a full member of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). As a member of [your Society’s name], you receive the benefits of [your Society’s name] membership and from FEMS:


FEMS Journals and Open Access

Embracing an Open Future

All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.

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