Amy Kullas


Amy Kullas, Ph.D. is the publishing ethics manager for the American Society for Microbiology. She comes to ASM after conducting a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health where she was awarded the PRAT fellowship from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Dr. Kullas obtained her Ph.D. in molecular genetics and microbiology from Stony Brook University.  Some of her interests include global health, science policy, and STEM education.

Latest from Amy Kullas

Expansion of Open Data Policy Encourages Reproduciblity and Data Reuse

  • Oct. 3, 2019
On October 3, 2019, ASM is expanding its current open data policy from open access journals to all journals published by the society.

Avoid Ethics Issues in Science Publishing with These 5 Questions

  • May 10, 2018
Before you start writing your manuscript, here are 5 questions to ask yourself that will help ensure a successful (and ethical!) road to publication.

ASM Celebrates Women in the Microbial Sciences

Featured women in microbiology for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Publish or Perish: Predatory Journals and the Scientific Community's Solutions

Publishing papers is one measure of productivity and success in science. In order to progress to the next level, whether that is to earn a Ph.D., obtain funding, or secure tenure, the number and quality of manuscripts are considerations. The immense pressure to publish feeds into the “publish or perish” environment, which has successfully integrated into science. An increasing number of journals thrive in this environment, and some of these have earned a “predatory” reputation.