American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

With over 30,000 members, including researchers, educators, and health professionals, ASM is one of the largest life science societies in the world.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

How We Do It

ASM’s meetings, journals, and books explore the complete spectrum of microbiology, and collaborations with our partners strengthen relationships with academic, regulatory, and industrial communities.

Supporting Our Members

ASM helps members advance their careers by providing professional development opportunities, fellowships, travel awards, and workshops.

Promoting Equity & Inclusion

ASM fosters a culture of equity and inclusion to achieve diversity in science. We seek to create a culture where all individuals feel respected, are treated fairly, provided opportunities to develop professionally and excel in their chosen career pathway.


ASM engages with policymakers and empowers its members to advocate for evidence-based policy and the highest standards in scientific practice.

About ASM Journals

The mission of the ASM Journals program is to advance the microbiological sciences by disseminating the results of fundamental and applied research. ASM journals publish high-quality research that has been rigorously peer-reviewed by experts. Our academic editors are working scientists drawn from eminent institutions around the world. Known for the quality, rigor, and fairness of the review process, ASM Journals continue to provide current, influential coverage of basic and clinical microbial research.

ASM Journals publish 26% of all microbiology articles and contribute 44% of all microbiology citations*.

Articles published in the ASM journals receive international media attention and have been featured in the New York Times, Science Magazine, Los Angeles Times, CNN, National Public Radio (NPR), CNBC, and dozens of other media outlets.

ASM journals are written and reviewed by world-renowned authors and editors. The journals provide your faculty, staff, students, and researchers access to the most comprehensive, authoritative microbial sciences resources.

Select an ASM journal to showcase your science and to ensure that your research delivers the maximum impact to the worldwide scientific community.

ASM Journals include:

* Source: 2018 Web of Science data

ASM membership

ASM membership runs on a calendar year basis.



Shape the future of Microbiology by supporting ASM programs and receive the highest discount on ASM meeting and conference registration.


Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS, MT, MLT, MLS)

CLS Membership includes 12 hours of CE accredited webinars at $5 each, case studies, listservs, practice guidelines, and more.



Experience the benefit of full membership including discounts on all ASM products, events, and author page charges.



Continue your professional development with ASM. Take advantage of ASM online education and discounts on ASM products and meetings.



Learn more about microbiology and ASM’s career resources! Get discounts on ASM products and meetings.



Introduces new members to ASM’s extensive online resources.


Global Outreach

Engages scientists from resource-constrained countries by providing membership and full access to all online ASM journals at no cost.


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