New Read & Publish Open Access agreement between The Company of Biologists and the IISER Consortium India

10 May 2023

The Company of Biologists is delighted to announce a new Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the IISER Consortium for 2023.

Corresponding authors at participating IISER institutions in India can publish an uncapped number of research articles immediately Open Access (OA) in our hybrid journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology) plus our fully Open Access journals (Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open) without paying an article processing charge (APC). Researchers at participating institutions also benefit from unlimited access to our hybrid journals, including their full archives dating back to 1853.

Dr P Visakhi for IISER – Mohali, Dr Umeshareddy Kacherki for IISER – Pune and Mr K Murugaraj for IISER Tirupati say:

“We are delighted with the new Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and the IISER Library Consortium. Researchers at participating institutions will benefit from the ability to publish an unlimited number of Open Access articles in all five journals. This mutually agreed arrangement is expected to yield excellent results within the Open Science landscape.”

Sarah Logan, Regional Sales Manager at The Company of Biologists, says:

“We are very excited about our first Read & Publish consortium partnership in India with the IISER Consortium. We have a long-established relationship for subscriptions with the IISER consortium and are pleased to see members embrace this transition to Open Access publishing. These new agreements come at a time of emergent interest in our Read & Publish model, and we are delighted to see IISER members from Pune, Mohali and Tirupati at the forefront of this transition.”

Claire Moulton, Publisher at The Company of Biologists, says:

“As a not-for-profit publisher dedicated to supporting the biological community worldwide, we have a long-standing commitment to Open Access publishing. Our journals were the first in the world to be awarded Transformative Journal status by Plan S and the success of our Read & Publish initiative has already driven a significant increase in Open Access research content in our hybrid journals. We welcome our new Read & Publish agreement with the IISER Consortium and look forward to working together to promote the growth of Open Access publishing in the biological and biomedical sciences in India.”

Find out more about the agreement and participating institutions

About the IISER Consortium
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) are a group of seven public research institutions first established by the Government of India in 2006 through the Ministry of Education. They provide collegiate education in basic sciences coupled with research at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. All IISERs were declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Parliament of India in 2012 to promote them as leading institutions in the field of basic sciences.

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 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 without charge. 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. We also publish two fully OA journals – Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. Over 600 institutions in 41 countries are now participating in our cost-neutral Read & Publish OA initiative. We also have Read & Publish agreements with ten library consortia.

Further information about our Read & Publish initiative?

Please contact us at subscriptions@biologists.com.

Read & Publish Open Access initiative

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

Read & Publish – frequently asked questions

Keep up to date with the latest library news and events

Our long-standing commitment to Open Access publishing

Read & Publish for researchers

Learn how Read & Publish agreements benefit researchers. View our step-by-step guide to publishing Read & Publish Open Access research articles.

Visit our journal websites

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

© 2023 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