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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.

Find out more about our Read & Publish initiative

Library news and events

We are attending and/or sponsoring a wide range of virtual library events and conferences over the next few months. You can see the list here and you can keep up to date with all our news for librarians here.

Any questions?

Please contact Richard Grove, Commercial Manager, at subscriptions@biologists.com.

Read & Publish Open Access initiative

What is our Read & Publish initiative? How does it benefit libraries? Which libraries are participating?

Read & Publish agreements with library consortia

Library news and events

16 years of Open Access publishing

Read about our OA journey, including the background to our Read & Publish initiative and our commitment to the Transformative Journal approach.


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