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Fee-free Open Access publishing for researchers in developing and transition economy countries extends and expands

Our 2021-2023 Read & Publish agreement with Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) has proved a great success.

Following the renewal of our agreement, from 2024, corresponding authors in the following countries can now benefit from publishing an uncapped number of Open Access research articles in our two fully Open Access journals – Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open in addition to our hybrid journals, Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology without paying an article processing charge (APC).

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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Members of EIFL-partner library consortia in the above countries can also register for free and unlimited read access to the journals and their archives dating back to 1853.

Further information can be found on the EIFL website:

How to submit an article

Please see our step-by-step guide to submitting articles via our Read & Publish programme.


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.

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

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