Steve Kelly on Open Access and Read & Publish in Biology Open
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 The Company of Biologists’ Read & Publish initiative benefits researchers.
Steve Kelly: Hi, I am Steve Kelly. I am the Editor-in-Chief of Biology Open.
Steve Kelly: Biology Open is a not-for-profit Open Access journal that is focused on publishing high-quality research across the breadth of the biological and biomedical sciences. And we are committed to achieving the widest possible dissemination of your research.
Steve Kelly: Biology Open has been Open Access since it was founded and Open Access is so important to us that we actually put it in our journal name.
Steve Kelly: We are all about enabling anyone, anywhere in the world to read our high-quality peer-reviewed research without any barriers.
Steve Kelly: At Biology Open, it is our vision to use the journal as a platform to help support the career development of early-career researchers.
Steve Kelly: We proudly publish our First Person interviews and promote these on social media and on our journal site. We also provide sponsorship for meetings and conferences that are organised by early-career researchers. And finally, we run a Future Leader Reviews programmewhere we invite the rising stars of their fields to author critical and forward-looking Review articles about their area.
Steve Kelly: At Biology Open, we only publish peer-reviewed, high-quality Research and Review Articles. We are not-for-profit, we are run by scientists for scientists and we have a team of outstanding research-active academic Editors and a highly efficient editorial process so our turnaround times are really competitive.
Steve Kelly: Any profits that we make are put back into the biological sciences community to help support early-career researchers. So publishing in Biology Open ensures the widest possible dissemination of your article. It inspires other scientists with your work and it supports the future of the biological sciences community through our not-for-profit activities.
Steve Kelly: Publishing is about communicating our discoveries to the world and Open Access, at its heart, is about enabling anyone, anywhere in the world to read those discoveries and build on your research. It also enables the next generation of scientists to access and promote their own work and it facilitates educators around the world to use cutting-edge research for free in teaching and education.
Steve Kelly: At Biology Open, we are excited about the new Read & Publish deals that are being announced by The Company of Biologists. It has been hugely successful for our sister journals in increasing their Open Access content and promoting wider access to their published articles.
Steve Kelly: At Biology Open,we are really excited about the opportunity that unlimited APC-free publishing creates and we see it as an important next step in reducing the barriers to publication for authors around the world.