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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 agreements with four library consortia and over 150 institutions in 15 countries are now participating.

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.

Subscriptions

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 will be moving to the Silverchair publishing platform in Spring 2021. We are very excited about the enhancements to user experience, discoverability and admin functionality that the move will bring.

Launch is currently scheduled for March 2021 and we are working hard to ensure a seamless and transparent transition for libraries, administrators and users. We are also taking the opportunity to review and improve the services that we provide to our library and discovery partners more generally.

  • See our migration FAQs (please note that further information will be added on an ongoing basis as we move closer to launch)

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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

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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