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

From Albania to Zimbabwe, researchers in 30 developing and transition economy countries can benefit from fee-free Open Access publishing in The Company of Biologists’ hybrid journals until 31 December 2023 following a Read & Publish agreement with Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL).

Corresponding authors in the following countries can publish an uncapped number of accepted research articles immediately Open Access in Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology without paying an article processing charge (APC):

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

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 here.

See the full announcement.


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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