International Society for Microbial Ecology

A non-profit association in the field of Microbial Ecology. We connect, sponsor, provide platforms & information, organize events and are the proud owners of The ISME Journal and ISME Communications - our scientific publications.

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Editorial Board Member Awards 2023
Congratulations to Meiying Xu, Linda Thomashow and William Orsi for winning the Outstanding Editorial Board Member Awards for their contribution to The ISME Journal. Read more

The ISME Journal Best Paper Award 2023
ISME wishes to congratulate the authors of the most impactful articles published in The ISME Journal that also nicely reflect the breadth of topics published from around the world each year. Read more

Winner of the ISME Winogradsky Award 2024

ISME acknowledges Jennifer Martiny's groundbreaking work that significantly advanced our understanding of microbial diversity and its impact on ecosystem functioning with the Winogradsky Award. Read more

Winner of the Alma Dal Co Award 2024
ISME is delighted to congratulate Jean-Baptiste Raina as the winner of the Alma Dal Co Award 2024, recognizing his significant contribution to microbial ecology in marine environments. Read more

Call for Applications - ISME Scholar Fund
ISME is providing financial support to Early Career microbial ecology scientists to further develop their academic knowledge and skills at hosting Institutions. Read more.

ISME Journals

The ISME Journal 
The ISME Journal is our flagship publication, covering the diverse and integrated areas of microbial ecology. Articles in The ISME Journal describe pioneering discoveries of wide appeal that enhance our understanding of functional and mechanistic relationships among microorganisms, their communities, and their habitats.

ISME Communications
ISME Communications is fully open access and will emphasize research quality and diversity, encouraging both discovery-based and method-oriented publications. The broad scope of ISME Communications will help encompass the full breadth of microbial ecology research.

The ISME Journal and ISME Communications are a cooperative effort between owner ISME and publisher Oxford University Press.


Become an ISME Member!

When you join the ISME Community you can connect with micorbial ecologists from around the world. ISME members receive e.g. a discount on the ISME symposium registration, the opportunity to apply for grants and funding, and a APC discount when publishing in the ISME Journals.

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Cape Town, South Africa
18 - 23 August 2024


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