For advertisers

Please email to book your advert.

Launched over 15 years ago, Microbiologist is the official magazine of the Society for Applied Microbiology. Published four times per year, the magazine is issued free of charge to all society members.


We currently circulate about 10,000 copies of the magazine each year, with an additional 10,000 views online. As well as going to all our members, magazines are distributed to our partner organisations and at conferences throughout the year.


Microbiologist covers


Advertisers' Package


Our advertisers' package is priced at £450 (+ VAT) per year, and provides the following:


A quarter page advert in each issue of the Microbiologist (saving 62% off the full price)


Company news of up to 200 words in each issue of the Microbiologist magazine 


50% off additional larger adverts in the Microbiologist magazine


Advertising copy dates

The latest copy dates for the submission of advertisements for Microbiologist are:

Vol 19; No. 1 March 2018: 16 January 2018
Vol 19; No. 2 June 2018: 18 April 2018
Vol 19; No. 3 September 2018: 19 July 2018
Vol 19; No. 4 December 2018: 17 October 2018

Advertising costs

Advertisement type Cost Advertisement type Cost
Full Page Colour £650 Quarter Page Colour £300
Full Page Mono £400 Quarter Page Mono £130
Half Page Colour £500 Eighth Page Colour £150
Half Page Mono £270 Eighth Page Mono £60


Full Page Colour Special Positions:
Inside front cover, inside back cover, or outside back cover £720.00.


Corporate Partners receive 50% off the above rates.

Insertion discounts:
2 insertions: less 5%
3 insertions: less 10%
4 insertions: less 20% 


 Advertisement sizes 


Advertisement type

Trim d x w

Type Area d x w*

Full page BLEED

297mm x 210mm

(300 mm x 213mm with bleed)

277mm x 180mm

Full Page

260mm x 180mm

250mm x 170mm

Half page landscape

128mm x 180mm

118mm x 170mm

Quarter page

128mm x 88mm

118mm x 78mm

Eighth page landscape

62mm x 88mm

56mm x 82mm

 *Type area : no vital matter (text) should fall outside this area.  

Artwork guidelines

Magazine format : 4 colour offset-litho. 60pp, perfect bound.


• Artwork MUST be supplied as PDF/x-1a files ONLY
• You MUST ensure your artwork is the CORRECT SIZE for the advert you have booked (88mm wide x 128mm deep for quarter page adverts)
• Colours should be in CMYK and not RGB or any other format
• Images must be at high resolution of 300dpi or greater

Advertisements which do not meet these specifications may be rejected.