The Company of Biologists appoint Suweco as exclusive representative in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

28 March 2024

We are delighted to announce that we have signed an exclusive agreement with Suweco to represent us in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

With over twenty-five years’ experience of working with publishers, librarians and consortia, Suweco’s expertise and local knowledge will support librarians to enable researchers in the region to publish their work Open Access with our Read & Publish initiative.

Over 800 institutions in 49 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).

Rich Blount, Regional Sales Manager at The Company of Biologists, says:
“We are pleased to secure this agreement with Suweco and look forward to working closely with them in the years to come to support the library and research community in the region. Our Read & Publish agreements enable researchers to benefit from being able to publish their work more widely as well as providing access to the high-quality content of our prestigious journals.”
Nina Suškevičová, Director at Suweco, says:
“We are happy to be working with The Company of Biologists. We believe that their Read & Publish Open Access initiative will be successful in our region and we intend to help the Company support the library and research community. We think that the initiative can be of great benefit to researchers in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia.”

About Suweco
Suweco is one of the biggest central European suppliers of scientific information sources of all types and forms, from the printed books and series to electronic information sources provided to institutions within consortium. They manage and administrate the biggest Czech and Slovak consortiums for access to top scientific information sources. They provide the distribution of press and other traditional and electronic information sources for libraries, state institutions and private companies all over the world as of 1993.

Suweco’s portfolio consists of over 300,000 scientific and popular educational periodicals from all over the world, including the dailies, 4,000,000 traditional and electronic book titles and access to the world-wide databases of full texts of scientific periodicals and book titles. They help to broaden access to the information science and research structure provided by the key scientific information sources. https://suweco.cz/en/

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 — and our fully OA journals — Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open.

We also 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 — 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 800 institutions in 49 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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