For advertisers

Please email to book your advert.

Advertising copy dates

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

Vol 18; No. 1 March 2017: 20 January 2017
Vol 18; No. 2 June 2017: 21 April 2017
Vol 18; No. 3 September 2017: 21 July 2017
Vol 17; No. 4 December 2016: 20 October 2016

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.

Member Discounts

(applies to ALL Full and Corporate Members)

50% off the above rates plus the insertion discounts shown below:

Additional Corporate Member discount: free quarter page colour advert in each issue.

Insertion discounts (applies to members and non-members alike):
2 insertions : less 5%
3 insertions : less 10%
4 insertions : less 20% 

Please note: this insertion discount does not apply to special place adverts.

 Advertisement sizes 


Advertisment type

Bleed d x w

Trim d x w

Type Area d x w*

Full page BLEED

300mm x 213mm

297mm x 210mm

277mm x 180mm

Full Page

does not bleed

260mm x 180mm

250mm x 170mm

Half page vertical - DISCONTINUED



Half page landscape

does not bleed

128mm x 180mm

118mm x 170mm

Quarter page

does not bleed

128mm x 88mm

118mm x 78mm

Eighth page landscape

does not bleed

62mm x 88mm

56mm x 82mm

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


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. Currently this is 88mm wide x 128mm deep for Corporate Members' free quarter page adverts.

Please ensure that the colours in your advert are in CMYK format and not in 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.