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 spread the word, we have put together a range of fliers and graphics which we would be delighted to customise for you.

We can offer you a customised graphic to accompany your tweets about the agreement, and we will retweet if you tag us.

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.

Customisable fliers and website banner


We have prepared the fliers below which can be downloaded in PDF format and then attached to emails and/or printed off for use on departmental and library noticeboards. Here are the download links:

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.

Website banner

Would you also like a customised version of the website banner below? If so, please send us your logo.


Twitter announcements

Twitter is a powerful tool to inform your researchers about the agreement – and, if you send us your logo, we would be delighted to prepare a customised version of the graphic below which you can use to accompany your tweets.

We would also be pleased to share your tweets about the agreement if you tag us:

  • The Company of Biologists – @Co_Biologists
  • Development – @Dev_journal
  • Journal of Cell Science –@J_Cell_Sci
  • Journal of Experimental Biology – @J_Exp_Biol

For example:

Researchers at [institution] can publish #OpenAccess research articles without charge in @Dev_journal, @J_Cell_Sci, @J_Exp_Biol thanks to our #ReadandPublish agreement with @Co_Biologists [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.

Any questions?

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