ACCUCOMS to Represent American Society for Microbiology in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa

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Leiden, The Netherlands – ACCUCOMS and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) have signed a multi-year agreement which will see ACCUCOMS representing ASM in numerous countries within Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership comprises over 39,000 individuals worldwide. The organization’s mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences and to provide a platform to promote research within the field.

Martha Whittaker, Institutional Sales Manager at ASM expressed her excitement at the prospect of working with ACCUCOMS, “We are looking forward working with a company that has great breadth and depth in the global scholarly publications market.”

Moreover, ACCUCOMS’ Rakesh Malik, Commercial Director stated: “ASM is one of the top brands in the field of microbial sciences and we are excited to welcome ASM to our portfolio of publishers. We look forward to helping ASM grow its business and customer base in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia and India. We are confident that our experience and proven track record in these markets will help to penetrate the eBooks and journals portfolio across the academic, research and corporate market.”

“ACCUCOMS has significant experience in working in various markets worldwide,” continues Malik, “[…] and with our expertise on the ground in these territories, we will help grow awareness for ASM’s mission and improve sales whilst offering the proactive and hands-on service for which we are well-known.”

“Additionally, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa are excellent markets for the American Society for Microbiology. These markets are known for their high investment and innovative approach to higher education. Furthermore, the publisher’s product is of outstanding quality for researchers; it is no doubt an indispensable and reputable resource in the field of life sciences.”

About the Microbiology Society

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent all aspects of the microbial sciences including microbiology educators. The mission of ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences. ASM members have a passion for the microbial sciences, a desire to connect with their colleagues and a drive to be involved with the profession. Whether it is publishing in an ASM Journal, attending an ASM meeting or volunteering on one of the Society’s many boards and committees.


ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS now operates from the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, the USA, MENA, India, Taiwan and South Korea. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent representation, telesales and business intelligence services as well as user interaction programs to clients that range from large publishing houses to specialist society publishers.