ASM Press

ASM Press

ASM Press publishes the largest, most concentrated selection of books on microbiology in the following topic areas:

  • Applied and Industrial Microbiology
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Fungi and Fungal Pathogenesis
  • Immunology
  • Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Viruses and Viral Pathogenesis
  • General Interest
  • History of Science

ASM Press titles are available in both print and as ebooks. To shop, visit ASM Press online.


ASM Press, the book publishing division of the American Society for Microbiology, is the premier publisher of microbiology titles. The ASM Press Committee, a standing committee of ASM’s Council Policy Committee, creates the vision for and oversees the implementation of established product lines and development of future publishing products that respond to market needs. Caroline S. Harwood, PhD, Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, is ASM Press Committee Chair.

Wholly dedicated to the science of microbiology, ASM Press publishes a broad selection of content, including textbooks, references, monographs, and general interest titles that are used as the foundational texts in colleges and universities and as reference materials in laboratories and governmental agencies around the world. ASM Press also publishes EcoSal Plus and Microbiology Spectrum, periodicals that review focused microbiology topics.

ASM Press content is subjected to a rigorous peer review and development process. These trusted, well‐respected resources are used around the globe and have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

When you buy books directly through the ASM Press, you support the society that supports the science of microbiology:  ASM Press online.