Microbes and Open Access | GenomeWeb

Over at the Tree of Life, Jonathan Eisen alerts readers about an announcement from the American Society For Microbiology, which plans to launch its first all-online, open access journal called mBio next May. Arturo Casadevall is founding editor in chief of the journal, which plans to start accepting submissions in January.

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