May 2024
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

Spoofing attack - emails not from ISME President
Please be aware currently spoofing emails. If you receive an email from ISME President, Phil Hugenholtz please check whether the email address is correct, only respond to email addresses ending with and Read more

April 2024
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. Make sure to share this information with your students! Read more.

The new ISME Winogradsky Award for Mid-Career Scientists
ISME has a new award that acknowledges the achievements of Mid-career microbial ecologists, which is named after Sergei Winogradsky to honour his importance to our field. Read more

March 2024
ISME award renamed to honour Alma Dal Co
ISME and the Alma Dal Co Foundation are delighted to announce the renaming of the ISME Early Career Award to the ISME Alma Dal Co Award to commemorate the life and work of Alma Dal Co (1989 - 2022. Read more

August 2023
Submit via the OUP Submission System
As announced recently, our society journals are transitioning to Oxford University Press (OUP) as our new publisher. As of this Friday 1 September, all new submissions to The ISME Journal and ISME Communications will use OUP submission systems. Read more

July 2023
New benefits for ISME Members
ISME aims to serve the public good and its members and is committed to supporting and promoting the growth and success of the field of Microbial Ecology. As part of this mission, ISME provides grants and sponsorship opportunities to members and organizations whose objectives are in line with the values and objectives of ISME. Read more

May 2023
ISME Publications Announcement
The International Society for Microbial Ecology is excited to announce that The ISME Journal and ISME Communications will be published by Oxford University Press beginning in 2024. Read more