The Company of Biologists appoint Library Information Service (LIS KOREA) as representative in Korea

10 October 2023

We are delighted to announce that we have signed an exclusive agreement with Library Information Service (LIS KOREA) to represent us in South Korea.

LIS KOREA has many years of experience of working with librarians in a range of settings as well as extensive knowledge of the library subscription and information services marketplaces. This new partnership provides us with opportunities to increase our visibility and to expand our subscriptions and Read & Publish initiative throughout South Korea.

Over 650 institutions in 41 countries are now participating in our Read & Publish Open Access (OA) initiative, and this is helping to drive significant growth in OA publishing in our leading peer-reviewed hybrid journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology) and our fully OA journals (Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open).

Tony Kim, CEO at LIS KOREA, says:
“We are pleased to announce a new partnership with The Company of Biologists. We believe that the Read & Publish initiative in South Korea will improve access to five leading peer-reviewed journals and ensure that high-quality Open Access articles related to biological science/biology, are published without researchers paying Article Processing Charges (APCs).”
Sarah Logan, Regional Sales Manager at The Company of Biologists, says:

“I am thrilled to announce our new exclusive partnership with LIS KOREA for Read & Publish agreements and new subscriptions in South Korea. This partnership will enable us to better inform the Korean library and research community of our high-quality journals and the benefits of our Read & Publish initiative.

LIS KOREA’s expertise and local knowledge will enable The Company of Biologists to reach new and existing customers more effectively to ensure that they have all the information they need to choose the best products and services for their library, and to provide them with the support they need to make the most of our journals and the publishing opportunities available via our Read & Publish initiative.

I am impressed by the energy, drive and commitment that LIS Korea have already demonstrated, and I look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

About Library Information Services (LIS KOREA)
Founded in 2012, LIS KOREA is a subscription agency that provides academic journals, e-books and databases to libraries in Universities, Research Institutes and Corporate and Public Institutions in South Korea. LIS KOREA provides professional, high-quality subscription services based on passion, integrity, trust and excellent customer service. LIS KOREA does not simply provide products but is a customer partner providing excellent service and customised consulting for each institution.

About The Company of Biologists

The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. We partner with libraries and library consortia to enable biologists worldwide to access our leading peer-reviewed hybrid journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology.

We have a long-standing and ongoing commitment to Open Access. Our cost-neutral Read & Publish initiative enables corresponding authors at participating institutions to publish an uncapped number of OA research articles in our hybrid journals and our two fully OA journals – Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open – without paying an Article Processing Charge (APC). We were the first not-for-profit publisher to commit to the Transformative Journal approach and our journals were the first to be awarded Transformative Journal status by Plan S. Over 650 institutions in 41 countries are now participating in our cost-neutral Read & Publish OA initiative. We also have Read & Publish agreements with many library consortia.

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Please contact us at subscriptions@biologists.com.

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