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 850 institutions in 51 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.

Open Access/Read & Publish - general

In this very popular and highly practical 90-minute webinar that we co-hosted with HUBS (Heads of Universities Biosciences) on 23 February 2023, expert speakers from across the scholarly community demonstrated and discussed ways in which researchers can increase the visibility and impact of their research and raise their profile internationally.

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.

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A visit to The Forest of Biologists

18 January 2024

Our Publisher Claire Moulton recently visited the two Woodland Trust UK sites where we are planting new native trees for published Research and Review papers and protecting ancient woodland on behalf of our peer reviewers.

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