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Video collection: Read & Publish and Open Access

The Company of Biologists has been committed to Open Access since 2004 and we have a track record of innovation. We were one of the first not-for-profit publishers to launch a cost-neutral Read & Publish Open Access initiative and our hybrid journals were the first in the world to be afforded Transformative Journal status by Plan S.

Our Read & Publish initiative has gone from strength to strength, and corresponding authors at over 470 institutions in more than 30 countries now benefit from fee-free Open Access publishing in our journals as well as access to the journals and their backfiles.

We have had wonderful feedback about our Read & Publish initiative from librarians, authors and editors-in-chief. Hear what they say in our expanding collection of videos.

We have also recorded a series of general and introductory videos on key topics in Open Access publishing – from transformative Journals to transparent metrics.

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Open Access/Read & Publish - general

Has the success of The Company of Biologists' Read & Publish initiative led to an increase in the research content that has been published immediately Open Access in Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology? Absolutely! Learn more in this short video presented by Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists).

The Company of Biologists' hybrid journals were the first in the world to be afforded Transformative Journal status by Plan S. Did Open Access research content increase by more than the Plan S target of 5% in 2021? Yes! Learn more in this video.

Why is Open Access important? Are Read & Publish agreements supporting the move to OA? Hear what the Editors-in-Chief of Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology say.

What do authors say about APC-free Open Access publishing? Hear six authors talk about their experience of publishing their articles Open Access through our Read & Publish initiative.

Fee-free Open Access publishing for corresponding authors in 30 developing and transition countries - learn about our landmark Read & Publish agreement with EIFL from Romy Beard (Licensing Programme Manager at EIFL) in conversation with our Publisher Claire Moulton.

Read & Publish - what authors say

What does it mean to be able to publish your article immediately Open Access without charge? Hear what three authors say about publishing in Journal of Experimental Biology through our Read & Publish initiative.

How does our Read & Publish initiative benefit early career researchers? Dr Chris MacDonald (University of York, UK) talks to our Publisher Claire Moulton about publishing his article Open Access without charge in Journal of Cell Science through our Read & Publish initiative.

Rickesh Patel (Lund University, Sweden) speaks to our Publisher Claire Moulton about publishing his article Open Access without charge in Journal of Experimental Biology through our Read & Publish initiative.

What do authors say about APC-free Open Access publishing? Hear six authors talk about their experience of publishing their articles Open Access through our Read & Publish initiative.

Read & Publish - for librarians

Hear a librarian's experience of negotiating a Read & Publish agreement - Judith Russell (Dean of Libraries at the University of Florida) talks to Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists).

How easy is it for libraries to switch from a subscription to a Read & Publish agreement? What are the benefits? Learn more from our Commercial Manager Richard Grove in conversation with our Publisher Claire Moulton.

What are the challenges and benefits of implementing Open Access agreements? Learn more from Judith Russell (Dean of Libraries at the University of Florida), Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists) and Alicia Wise (Executive Director of CLOCKSS) in this recording of a session at ER&L in 2021.

How do transformative agreements help to remove the barriers to Open Access publishing? Learn more in this roundtable discussion including Angus Cook (Director of Content Procurement at CAUL), Craig Franklin (Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Experimental Biology), Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists) and Alicia Wise (Executive Director of CLOCKSS) in this recording of a session at ALIA in 2021.

Fee-free Open Access publishing for corresponding authors in 30 developing and transition countries - learn about our landmark Read & Publish agreement with EIFL from Romy Beard (Licensing Programme Manager at EIFL) in conversation with our Publisher Claire Moulton.

Read & Publish - what Editors-in-Chief say

Craig Franklin (Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Experimental Biology) talks to Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists) about the benefits of Read & Publish agreements and how they are helping to increase the proportion of Open Access content in his journal. 

James Briscoe (Editor-in-Chief of Development) talks to Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists) about the benefits of Read & Publish agreements and how they are helping to increase the proportion of Open Access content in his journal. 

Why is Open Access important? Are Read & Publish agreements supporting the move to OA? Hear what the Editors-in-Chief of Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology say.

Editor-in-Chief, Steve Kelly, talks about Biology Open, the importance of Open Access publishing, and how the fact that the journal is now included in the Read & Publish initiative benefits researchers. 

Editor-in-Chief, Liz Patton talks about Disease Models & Mechanisms, the importance of Open Access publishing, and how the fact that the journal is now included in our Read & Publish initiative benefits researchers. 

Editor-in-Chief, Craig Franklin, talks about Journal of Experimental Biology, the importance of Open Access publishing and how our Read & Publish initiative benefits researchers. 

Editor-in-Chief, James Briscoe, talks about Development, the importance of Open Access publishing and how our Read & Publish initiative benefits researchers. 

Editor-in-Chief, Michael Way, talks about Journal of Cell Science, the importance of Open Access publishing and how our Read & Publish initiative benefits researchers. 

Open Access - introductory videos

What are transformative journals? Find out in this introductory video presented by Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists).

What are transparent metrics? Find out in this introductory video presented by Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists).

What is DORA? Claire Moulton (Publisher at The Company of Biologists) presents an overview of the Declaration on Research Assessment in this introductory video.

What are preprints? What is preprint curation? Helen Roberts (PreLights Community Manager at The Company of Biologists) presents an overview in this introductory video.


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