Submit your best research to mSphere® today.
mSphere, ASM's new pan-microbiology, open-access journal, publishes high-impact research across the microbial sciences. The journal welcomes top-tier studies, including papers by scientists who work with microbes but may not consider themselves "microbiologists." mSphere provides rapid, streamlined decisions.
Submit your manuscript via mSphereDirect!
Consider submitting your manuscript via mSphereDirect, a new publishing pathway in mSphere that facilitates a fundamental shift from traditional peer review by putting authors in control and allowing them to secure reviews from recognized experts as quickly as possible. This pathway guarantees a decision within five business days. Authors select their own reviewers and submit scientific reviews simultaneously with the original research. mSphere Senior Editors validate the reviewers' credentials and evaluate the quality of the submitted reviews and research. This pathway puts authors in control and allows for rapid decisions, speed to publication, and transparency in review. Find out more about mSphereDirect.
mSphere welcomes the following article types for publication:
- Research Articles
- Opinions and Hypotheses
- Resource Reports
- Letters to the Editor
As part of the submission process, authors are encouraged to provide a 150-word "Importance" paragraph, a nontechnical summary written in language that conveys the importance of the work to non-specialists.
ASM primary research journals will consider for publication manuscripts that have been posted in a recognized not-for-profit preprint archive. Please review our preprint policy announcement for more information.
Benefits of publishing:
- Rapid decisions
- Home for high-quality research across the
- Final copyedited, composed articles posted weekly
- Rigorous peer review by working scientists in your field
- Open-access publication: wide dissemination
- Authors retain copyright under a CC-BY license