...

March 2021 – More institutions from the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA join our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to welcome the following institutions to our Read & Publish Open Access initiative:

  • Netherlands: Wageningen University & Research Centre
  • Norway: University of Oslo
  • UK: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and MRC Harwell
  • USA: The Rockefeller University

See all participating institutions.

February 2021 – More institutions from Austria, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the USA join our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to welcome the following institutions to our Read & Publish Open Access initiative:

  • Austria: University of Vienna
  • Germany: University of Regensburg
  • Spain: Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Centre (CNIC)
  • Sweden: Linköping University
  • USA: American University, Bryn Mawr College, Northeastern Illinois University, The Stowers Institute for Medical Research

See all participating institutions.

February 2021 – Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Information Online Conference (8 February 2021)

We are exhibiting for the first time at the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Information Online Conference on 8 February 2021. Please contact us to arrange a virtual meeting or drop by our virtual booth.

See all the events we are attending here.

February 2021 – Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Conference (8-11 March 2021)

We are sponsoring and exhibiting at the ER&L Conference from 8-11 March 2021. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a virtual meeting, and please visit our virtual booth.

We are also delighted that Claire Moulton, Publisher at The Company of Biologists, will be a presenter at the following session on Tuesday 9 March: “Toward an inclusive and transparent standard for implementing open access agreements between libraries and small publishers”.

See all the events we are attending here.

January 2021 – Read & Publish agreement with the Max Planck Digital Library

We are delighted to announce a new three-year Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the Max Planck Digital Library. Researchers at Max Planck’s Society’s 86 Institutes now benefit from fee-free Open Access publication of research articles in our three hybrid subscription journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology) and our two fully Open Access journals (Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open). Unlimited access to the journals and their archives from 1853 is also available as part of the agreement. Find out more about the agreement.  See the list of 86 participating Max Planck Institutes.

January 2021 – University of Tromso joins our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that the University of Tromso is the first institution in Norway to join our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – More institutions from Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA join our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to welcome the following institutions to our Read & Publish Open Access initiative:

  • Germany: Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg, University of Marburg
  • Netherlands: University of Amsterdam
  • UK: Royal Veterinary College, University of Nottingham
  • USA: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Swarthmore College, Tarleton State University, Ursinus College, Wellesley College

See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – 2020 at The Company of Biologists

Despite the numerous challenges of 2020, The Company of Biologists had an incredibly successful year with a lot of long-term projects and new ventures coming to fruition. Read our review of the year.

January 2021 – Massey University joins our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that Massey University is the first institution in New Zealand to join our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – Three institutions in Austria join our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI), the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) and the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) are the first institutions in Austria to join our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – 12 more institutions from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA join our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to welcome the following institutions to our Read & Publish Open Access initiative:

  • Australia: Edith Cowan University
  • Germany: Goethe University Frankfurt, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Netherlands: University of Groningen
  • USA: Butler University, California Institute of Technology (CALTECH), College of the Holy Cross, East Carolina University, Kenyon College, Southern Methodist University, University of Arizona, University of Florida, University of South Dakota

See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – Lund University joins our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that Lund University is the first institution in Sweden to join our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – Universitat Pompeu Fabra joins our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that Universitat Pompeu Fabra is the first institution in Spain to join our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – Novo Nordisk joins our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that Novo Nordisk is the first organisation in Denmark to join our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – Six more institutions from Canada, Germany, The Netherlands and the USA join our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to welcome the following institutions to our Read & Publish Open Access initiative:

  • Canada: Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Germany: Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Netherlands: The Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • USA: Boise State University, Portland State University

See all participating institutions.

January 2021 – American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting (22-26 January 2021)

We are exhibiting for the first time at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting from 22-26 January 2021. Please contact us to arrange a virtual meeting or drop by our virtual booth. See all the events we are attending here.

December 2020 – University of Cyprus joins our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that University of Cyprus is the first institution in Cyprus to join our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. This brings the total number of participating institutions to 54 from nine countries.

December 2020 – Four more UK universities join our Read & Publish agreement with Jisc

We are pleased to welcome Nottingham Trent University, University of Bristol, University College London and University of Stirling to our Read & Publish agreement with Jisc. 27 Jisc-member institutions in the UK are now participating in the agreement. Find out more about our Read & Publish agreement with Jisc and see which institutions are participating.

December 2020 – Four universities in the USA are now participating in our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that Plymouth State University, Texas A&M University, Texas State University and University of Montana are now participating in our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. See the full list of participating institutions.

December 2020 – The Francis Crick Institute joins our Read & Publish initiative

We are pleased to announce that The Francis Crick Institute in the UK is now participating in our Read & Publish Open Access initiative.

December 2020 – The first institutions from five more countries join our Read & Publish initiative

We are delighted to announce that the following institutions – the first in their respective countries – are now participating in our Read & Publish Open Access initiative:

  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
  • German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany
  • Montana State University, USA
  • University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Corresponding authors at these institutions can publish an uncapped number of Open Access research articles free of charge in Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology. Unlimited access to the journals and their archives is also available.

See our “five firsts” announcement | See the full list of institutions participating in our Read & Publish initiative

November 2020 – Webinar: If curation is the future, what actually works?

Claire Moulton, Publisher of The Company of Biologists, was a speaker at a webinar which focused on how society publishers have used curation to engage their communities and what comes next. View the webinar recording.

October 2020 – 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum – Transformative Journals Session

Claire Moulton, Publisher of The Company of Biologists, presented at the Transformative Journals Session at the 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum, along with Robert Kiley from the Wellcome Trust and Steven Inchcoombe from Springer Nature. View the recording.

October 2020 – 16 years of Open Access publishing

To celebrate Open Access Week 2020, read about our OA publishing initiatives over the past 16 years, and the importance of our partnerships with libraries and library consortia in our continuing OA journey. Find out more about our Open Access journey.

October 2020 – Charleston Conference (2-6 November 2020)

We are delighted to be a sponsor at the Charleston Conference from 2-6 November 2020. Richard Grove will be available to e-meet with you during the conference, and please drop by our virtual booth.

September 2020 – European Association for Health and Information Libraries (EAHIL) Conference (16-18 November 2020)

We are delighted to be sponsoring the EAHIL conference from 16-18 November 2020. Find out more about the EAHIL Conference.

September 2020 – Pricing for The Company of Biologists’ Read & Publish agreement with Jisc in 2021

2021 pricing for the The Company of Biologists’ Read & Publish agreement with Jisc is now available. Over 20 UK higher education institutions are already participating in the agreement, and we look forward to welcoming additional institutions soon. Find out more about our Read & Publish agreement with Jisc.

August 2020 – The Company of Biologists awarded Transformative Journal Status by Plan S

We are delighted to be the first not-for-profit publisher to commit to the Transformative Journal approach, and the publisher of the first journals to be awarded Transformative Journal status by Plan S. “I hope other journals follow the lead set by The Company of Biologists,” says Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research at Wellcome. Find out more our commitment to the Transformative Journal approach.

July 2020 – Price freeze for The Company of Biologists’ journals in 2021

In recognition of the unprecedented and ongoing challenges facing the library and research communities worldwide, there will be no increase in e-journal prices or article processing charges (APCs) for The Company of Biologists’ subscription journals in 2021. See price freeze announcement.

July 2020 – The Company of Biologists featured in first OA2020-ESAC Community of Practice call

We are delighted that our Read & Publish agreement with IReL, the Irish e-resource licensing consortium, was a featured case study in the first OA2020-ESAC Community of Practice call on 30 July 2020.

July 2020 – Launch of FocalPlane, new microscopy community site

Following the success of our two community sites, the Node and preLights, The Company of Biologists and Journal of Cell Science have launched FocalPlane, a new site for the microscopy community. Visit FocalPlane.

June 2020 – Read & Publish Open Access agreement signed with IReL

Researchers at nine institutions in Ireland can now publish an unlimited number of Open Access research articles free of charge in The Company of Biologists’ subscription journals following a three-year Read & Publish agreement with IReL, the Irish e-resource licensing consortium. Read more about our Read & Publish agreement with IReL.

March 2020 – Silverchair selected to host The Company of Biologists’ journals

A new partnership with leading platform provider Silverchair will result in improvements to the usability and discoverability of The Company of Biologists’ journals for readers and authors, and improved reporting for librarians. Read more about our partnership with Silverchair.

February 2020 – Read & Publish Open Access agreement signed with MALMAD

Researchers at seven institutions in Israel can now publish an unlimited number of Open Access research articles free of charge in The Company of Biologists’ subscription journals following a three-year Read & Publish agreement with MALMAD, the consortium of leading universities in Israel. Read more about our Read & Publish agreement with MALMAD.

January 2020 – Launch of the Node Network

The Company of Biologists’ journal Development and community site the Node have launched the Node Network, a global directory of developmental and stem cell biologists. Visit the Node Network.

November 2019 – Read & Publish Open Access agreement signed with Jisc

Higher education institutions in the UK can now benefit from cost-effective “read” and “publish” access to The Company of Biologists’ subscription journals following a two-year Read & Publish Open Access agreement with Jisc, a membership organisation which provides digital solutions for UK education and research. Read more about our Read & Publish agreement with Jisc.

Any questions?

Read & Publish Open Access initiative

Available to libraries and library consortia worldwide, our Read & Publish agreements offer a cost-neutral transition to Open Access.

Journal subscriptions

We publish three subscription journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology.

Library events

We will be attending a range of virtual library conferences and events over the next few months.


Visit our journal websites

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

© 2021 The Company of Biologists Ltd | Registered Charity 277992
Registered in England and Wales | Company Limited by Guarantee No 514735
Registered office: Bidder Building, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LF, UK