Microbiology in Action II

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with eight of our Member Societies. Between us, FEMS and these Societies are responsible for the publication of twenty peer-reviewed academic journals, giving microbiologists in a wide range of research fields the opportunity to share their latest findings and views.

This second instalment of the “Microbiology in Action” virtual issue features recent articles on the role that microorganisms play in the environment, industry and our daily lives. Enjoy the collection and scroll down to find out more about the participating Societies.

British Mycological Society 

The British Mycological Society is open to all who are interested in promoting and learning about the exciting world of fungi. It has member sections devoted to particular aspects of the fungal world, including cutting- edge research into many aspects of fungal science, the conservation and recording of fungal fruitbodies and the provision of educational resources for all ages and experience.

British Phycological Society

The British Phycological Society is devoted to the study of algae. Founded in 1952, it was one of the first phycological societies to be established in the world, and is today the largest in Europe.

Croatian Microbiological Society 

The Croatian Microbiological Society was founded in 1958 to gather experts in microbiology and related fields. It exists to promote the advancement of research and teaching in all branches of microbiology and immunology as well as to encourage the exchange of information.

Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology

The Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology is one of the oldest organizations of its kind, established in 1928. Its mission is to enable microbiologists to exchange information and experiences.

Federation of European Microbiological Societies

The Federation of European Microbiological Societies – promotes excellence and diversity in science to help solve societal problems around microbiology. It does this by funding research, publishing journals, and by building a growing, collaborative network.

German Society for Hygiene and MicrobiologyDE-DGHMLogoWeb_990111

The German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology is one of the oldest specialized societies in the areas of recognition, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. The affiliated International Journal of Medical Microbiology publishes research articles and reviews dealing with molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity and evolution of pathogens.

International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society

The International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society was formally established in 1969 as an international, multidisciplinary organisation concerned with the biodeterioration of commercially important materials. We aim to promote the science and technology of not only biodeterioration but also biodegradation and bioremediation.

Society for Applied Microbiology

The Society for Applied Microbiology is the oldest microbiology society in the UK, serving microbiologists around the world. As the voice of applied microbiology, SfAM works to advance, for the benefit of the public, the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry.

Spanish Society for Microbiology

The Spanish Society for Microbiology was founded in 1946 and promotes basic and applied microbiology to encourage international relations and to bring together the many professionals who work in all its various fields. It is an interdisciplinary society with some 1,700 members.


  • European Journal of Phycology
  • FEMS Microbiology Ecology
  • FEMS Microbiology Letters
  • Folia Microbiologica
  • Food Technology and Biotechmology
  • Fungal Biology
  • Fungal Biology Reviews
  • International Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
  • International Microbiology



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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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