James Briscoe on Open Access and Read & Publish in Development
Editor-in-Chief, James Briscoe, talks about Development, the importance of Open Access publishing and how The Company of Biologists’ Read & Publish initiative benefits researchers.
James Briscoe: Hello, my name is James Briscoe. I am a researcher at The Francis Crick Institute. I am also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Development.
James Briscoe: At Development, we publish cutting-edge research from across the spectrum of animal and plant development. We are the leading community journal in the field and we are interested in anything and everything to do with developmental biology, stem cells and regeneration.
James Briscoe: Now, as well as primary research, we also publish a diverse array of Review and Hypothesis articles and our goal at Development is to foster and support both the members and the research of the developmental biology community.
James Briscoe: We are interested in research papers that provide a novel perspective and advance our understanding of development. So as well as experimental studies, we are also interested in computational and mathematical studies that provide significant new insight into developmental biology topics.
James Briscoe: We also have a techniques and resources section and in that we publish methods, datasets and other types of resources that will be of interest to our community.
James Briscoe: At Development, we believe in offering our authors a choice of publishing routes, including Open Access. Open Access allows a broader set of readers worldwide to access the research as soon as it is published.
James Briscoe: Our Read & Publish initiative enables corresponding authors at participating institutions to publish an unlimited number of Open Access articles without having to pay a fee.
James Briscoe: Read & Publish is already having a big impact on Development. As there are no Open Access fees to pay, more and more of our authors are able to publish Open Access and the proportion of Open Access content in our journal has been increasing fast.
James Briscoe: We are delighted to be getting fantastic feedback from authors who can now publish their work without paying a fee. Early-career researchers in particular have welcomed the opportunity to make their research more widely accessible and this is beneficial to their careers.
James Briscoe: Read & Publish is making a big difference for both our authors and our readers. As more institutions sign up to our Read & Publish agreements, more and more of our authors are able to publish their research Open Access with us.