Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease (MEHD)
is the SOMED official Journal since 1998.
Tore Midtvedt - Stockholm, Sweden
Phil Carter – Raleigh, USA; Elisabeth Norin – Stockholm,
Ingar Olsen - Oslo, Norway
Conway - Sydney, Australia
- Beijing, China
M. J. Hudson
- Salisbury, UK
Nevalainen - Kuopio, Finland
Michel Fons -
- Cologne, Germany
Mastrantonio - Rome, Italy
- Tokyo, Japan
- Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Norin - Stockholm, Sweden
Welling - Groningen, The Netherlands
R. J. Carman
- Blacksburg, USA
C. Wells -
has been founded in England by Professor S. P. Borriello and
firstly issued in January 1988 as the official journal of
the Society for Intestinal Microbial Ecology and Disease
(SIMED). Initially published by Wiley, was soon taken over
by Scandinavian University Press and from 1998 was acquired
by Taylor & Francis as the official journal of the re-named
Society for Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease (SOMED).
At the 2001 SOMED General Assembly, it was accepted the
Publisher’s generous offer of a collective subscription to
the journal for all SOMED members.
2004, the below reported agreement, valid from January 2005
to December 2009 between the SOMED President Bodil Lund
Jacobsen and the Taylor & Francis representative Anne
Bindslev has been signed.
Society of Microbial Ecology and Disease (SOMED)
(hereinafter called the Society) and Taylor & Francis
(hereinafter called the Publisher) concerning subscriptions
to Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease (hereinafter called
On behalf of
all its members, the Society is to subscribe to the Journal
for the period 2005 to 2009 (volumes 17 to 21).
Publisher guarantees that each subscription per volume and
year comprises four (4) regular issues. Each volume (regular
issues) comprises at least 224 pages. Supplements, if any,
are also included in the subscription.
(leaflets and advertisements)
is entitled to insert non-commercial leaflets and the like
in regular issues forwarded to its members. The Society and
the Publisher are to agree on the practical arrangements
(handling, postage, etc.).
(membership record and distribution)
Publisher keeps the membership roster and updates it
continuously. As soon as possible after each issue has been
printed, the Publisher is to send it directly to each
individual member of the Society.
will be sent all issues of the volume pertaining to the year
they join the Society (so-called catch-ups).
A copy of
the membership list may be obtained by The Society at any
(members’ use of the Journal)
Publisher make this offer on the strict condition that The
Society states in its Newsletter and on its web site that
such a subscription is:
use of that individual accredited Society member
the private or home address of that individual accredited
in a library nor in any way used to substitute for an
existing or potential library (full) subscription
§ 6. (number
of member subscriptions as of volume 17 (2005) is approx.
125. The Society guarantees a minimum number of member
subscriptions of 100 in 2005 and 2006.
subscription fee for each member subscription is USD 55 in
2005 and USD 58 in 2006. Subscription rates for 2007, 2008
and 2009 are to be negotiated in August of the preceding
subscription includes regular issues and any supplements in
print, as well as online access to the full text, plus
postage and handling costs.
Publisher is to send all 2004 members of the Society a dues
renewal notice for 2005 membership.
On October 1st
each publication year, the Publisher is to remit the
membership dues to the Society (number of members x dues)
minus the costs for the subscriptions (number of members x
agreement between the Society and the Publisher is valid
upon signing of both parties from January 1st
2005 to December 31, 2009.
(termination of agreement)
termination should be given by either party at least nine
(9) months in advance, i.e. by March 31, 2009 at the latest.
If notice is not given within the prescribed time, the
agreement will automatically be extended by three (3) years
on the condition that both parties reach settlement
concerning the subscription fee.
(number of copies of agreements)
agreement has been drawn in two identical copies, of which
the parties have received one each.