Read & Publish Open Access agreements

We were one of the first not-for-profit publishers to launch a cost-neutral Read & Publish initiative. Since launch in November 2019, we have signed Read & Publish and other transformative Open Access agreements with many library consortia and over 850 institutions in 51 countries are now participating.

Our standard Read & Publish agreements offer:

  • unlimited access to all our hybrid journals and their archives dating back to 1853
  • uncapped, immediate and fee-free Open Access publication of research articles for corresponding authors in our hybrid journals plus our Open Access journals

In addition, we are piloting variations of our standard Read & Publish model with the Max Planck Digital Library and the University of California.


Online-only subscriptions and combined print/online subscriptions to Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology are available to institutions.

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Read & Publish Open Access initiative

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Read & Publish agreements with library consortia

We have signed Read & Publish and other transformative Open Access agreements with an expanding range of library consortia.


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