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 six library consortia and over 250 institutions in more than 25 countries are now participating.

Under our standard Read & Publish agreements, unlimited access to all our subscription journals and their archives is available to researchers at participating institutions, and corresponding authors benefit from uncapped, immediate and fee-free Open Access publication of research articles.

Our Read & Publish agreements also support institutions and researchers working to meet funding requirements.

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.

Migration to Silverchair

Our five peer-reviewed journals moved to the Silverchair publishing platform on Thursday 15 April 2021. We are very excited about the enhancements to user experience, discoverability and admin functionality that the move will bring.

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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


See information about institutional subscriptions, including pricing and licence agreements.

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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Development Journal of Cell Science The Journal of Experimental Biology Disease Models & Mechanisms Biology Open

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