Welcome to our library hub
The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit journal publisher with a mission to advance excellence in the biological and biomedical sciences. We exist to profit science, not shareholders. We use surplus funds to support and inspire the biological research community worldwide.
We publish five specialist peer-reviewed journals:
Partnering with libraries and library consortia
Maximising the dissemination of high-quality research is central to our mission and through our partnerships with libraries and library consortia, researchers worldwide have access to our subscription journals.
We are also delighted with the response from libraries and library consortia to our Read & Publish initiative which offers a cost-neutral transition to Open Access. Since the launch in November 2019, we have signed three agreements with national library consortia, and over 40 institutions are now participating.
For a single annual fee based on current subscription spend plus the average annual article processing charges (if any) over the last three years, researchers at participating institutions benefit from unlimited access to all our subscription journals, and corresponding authors can publish Gold Open Access research articles without charge. Our Read & Publish agreements also support institutions and researchers working to meet funding requirements.