Promoting awareness of your Read & Publish agreement

Making sure that researchers are aware of Read & Publish agreements, and how they can benefit from free Open Access publishing, can sometimes be a challenge.

To help you to raise awareness, we have prepared a range of flyers, website banners and social media graphics which you can download by clicking on the images below.

We would also be delighted to prepare customised versions for you on request.

Also, if you have not already done so, registering the agreement in the ESAC Registry means that information is available to authors at your institution who are using the Journal Checker Tool from Plan S.


We have prepared the flyers/posters below which can be downloaded in PDF format and attached to emails and/or printed off for use on departmental and library noticeboards.

Would you like us to prepare customised versions for you? If so, please send us your logo and let us know if you would like us to change the web address at the bottom.

5-journal package

Download standard versions below (PDF):

3-journal package

Download standard versions below (PDF):

Website banner

Click on the banners below to download them for use on library or faculty webpages. If you would like customised versions, please send us your logo.

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3-journal package:


Twitter announcements

Tweeting about the agreement is a great way to let faculty members and students know about how they can benefit. You can download the graphics below to accompany tweets and, if you send us your logo, we would be delighted to prepare a customised version for you.

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3-journal package:

Increase dissemination by tagging us

We would be pleased to share your tweets about the agreement if you tag our Company and Journal accounts – see below for examples.

5-journal package

Our #ReadandPublish agreement with @Co_Biologists offers fee-free #OpenAccess publishing of research articles in @Dev_journal, @J_Cell_Sci, @J_Exp_Biol, @DMM_Journal, @BiologyOpen [link] 

3-journal package

Our #ReadandPublish agreement with @Co_Biologists offers fee-free #OpenAccess publishing of research articles in @Dev_journal, @J_Cell_Sci, @J_Exp_Biol [link] 

ESAC Registry/Journal Checker Tool

The Journal Checker Tool from cOAlition S supports authors in finding Plan S compliant “routes” through which to publish their articles. The tool allows an author to enter the name of a funder, an institution and the journal to which they plan to submit an article, and checks if this combination of funder, institution and journal offers any route to compliance with Plan S.

The Journal Checker Tool derives its list of recognised transformative agreements from the ESAC Registry which collects and summarises information on agreements being signed worldwide.

To register your Read & Publish agreement on the ESAC Registry, please complete this online form.

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