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Read & Publish: what authors say

Corresponding authors at institutions that are participating in our Read & Publish Open Access initiative can publish an uncapped number of research articles immediately Open Access without paying an article processing charge (APC) in:

As you will see from the many comments below, we have had wonderful feedback from authors who have benefitted from Read & Publish agreements arranged by their institutional libraries. You can choose to select quotes by journal and/or region and, once you have made your selection, click the blue button to activate the filter.

A range of video interviews is available here.

Affiliate Research Professor Frederic Shapiro, Northeastern University, USA

"We are extremely pleased with the recent publication of our article in Biology Open. The APC-free option provided by the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and our institution (Northeastern University, Boston) has greatly enhanced presentation of our work and allowed us to channel financial resources directly to continuing the research."

Read Frederic Shapiro's article in Biology Open


Alexander Hansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Alexander Hansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Alexander Hansson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

"The importance of Open Access for science cannot be emphasized enough, as it increases the accessibility of our research to both the public and institutions without journal subscriptions. My institution has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists, and opting for Open Access publication not only incurred no cost in terms of our research funds but was also very easy to apply for in their application system. Such Open Access agreements between journals and institutions are a great step forward towards making science accessible to all - researchers and readers alike."

Read Alexander Hansson's article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Professor Deborah Henderson, Newcastle University, UK

Professor Deborah Henderson Newcastle University, UK
Professor Deborah Henderson, Newcastle University, UK

"Really delighted about our recent paper in DMM, and was great news that we were able to publish without having to pay an Open Access fee thanks to a  Read & Publish agreement with our university."

Read Deborah Henderson's article in Disease Models & Mechanisms


Professor Deborah Andrew, Johns Hopkins University, USA

"More than for any of our other papers, we wanted to be sure the data in this paper was accessible to everyone in the community. We were delighted to learn that Johns Hopkins has a fee-free Open Access agreement with The Company of Biologists. Otherwise, we would have struggled with the decision of whether to pay the traditional Open Access fees."

Read Professor Deborah Andrew's article in Development


Assistant Professor Khursheed Iqbal, Oklahoma State University, USA

"The free Open Access option proved the optimal choice, not just by simplifying the process but also by granting us publication in a prestigious journal like Development, all without the usual financial burden. This is truly a game-changer for science publishing. This sets a powerful precedent for a more equitable and accessible scientific publishing landscape. I hope more journals adopt this model, paving the way for a future where Open Access becomes the norm."

Read Assistant Professor Khursheed Iqbal's article in Development


Assistant Professor Eleanor Caves, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

"I was delighted to be able to make use of a Read & Publish agreement to make our work available Open Access in Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB). All of the authors on our team value Open Access, but because we didn’t have specific dedicated funds for this project, we wouldn’t have been able to publish our work Open Access if not for the Read & Publish agreement. I also really value how easy the process was—no onerous paperwork—which I think really helps encourage authors to make use of this service. I have always felt that the publishing process at JEB was one of the most painless and author-friendly of any journal, and having the ability to publish Open Access so easily has cemented that view in my mind. Publishing in The Company of Biologists’ journals is a model of what Open Access publishing should be."

Read Assistant Professor Eleanor Caves' article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Professor Tristan Rodriguez, Imperial College London, UK

"I am extremely happy to publish our work Open Access. It is so important to ensure that we can share our peer reviewed work and make it as widely available as possible. We are grateful to The Company of Biologists and Imperial College London for making this possible through their Read & Publish agreement and couldn’t recommend highly enough publishing in Development. The process was seamless, and it is one of the things I feel proudest of in my career."

Read Professor Tristan Rodriguez's article in Development


Nandan Nerurkar, Columbia University, USA

Nandan Nerurkar, Columbia University, USA
Nandan Nerurkar, Columbia University, USA

"Open Access is the right thing for science, and it's so much easier to do the right thing when it is free! I'm very thankful to Columbia and The Company of Biologists for absorbing the cost of open access publishing through the Read & Publish agreement. The money saved will directly advance our research into gut morphogenesis, as well as efforts to support the training of diverse and inspired scientists of the future."

Read Nandan Nerurkar's article in Development


Blaise Newman, University of Georgia, USA

"Publishing in an Open Access journal is rewarding because your work becomes accessible to a broader audience. However, the expenses associated with Open Access journals can be a barrier, especially for research projects with limited funding. Fortunately, our institution's Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists allowed us to publish our article fee-free and Open Access in Biology Open. This agreement is exceptionally valuable for researchers and provides an excellent opportunity to share their work without financial constraints."

Read Blaise Newman's article in Biology Open


Associate Professor Theresa M. Casey, Purdue University, USA

"I was thrilled when I found out that Purdue University has a fee-free Open Access Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. Saving these dollars allowed me to spend dollars on research, and not publication fees. Publishing Open Access increases readership and sharing of data."

Read Associate Professor Theresa M. Casey's article in Biology Open


Professor Doug Winton, CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

"We were delighted that The Company of Biologists has a Read & Publish agreement with the University of Cambridge. Such agreements are fundamental to the culture of Open Access without financial burden. It’s great to see agreements in place which include less-established institutions and researchers and ensure better access to publishing across the globe."

Read Professor Doug Winton's article in Disease Models & Mechanisms


Jessica Tingle, The University of Akron, USA

"For the second time, I find myself very thankful for the agreement between The Company of Biologists and The University of Akron. I very much favor publishing my articles Open Access, but as a post-doc with limited funds, I can't pay for high APCs. The Read & Publish agreement has twice given me the opportunity of APC-free Open Access!"

Read Jessica Tingle's article in Biology Open


Brooke Morriswood, University of Würzburg, Germany

Brooke Morriswood, University of Würzburg, Germany
Brooke Morriswood, University of Würzburg, Germany

"Being able to publish the group’s article immediately under a Read & Publish agreement with the University of Würzburg massively streamlined the final stages of the publication process. Instead of protracted paperwork, the post-acceptance process was completed extremely quickly and the fact that the article was immediately Open Access was the icing on the cake. It’s fantastic to see a top-tier publishing house such as The Company of Biologists taking such proactive steps to ensure that research reaches the public domain as fast as possible and that researchers can spend their time (and money!) focusing on science."

Read Brooke Morriswood's article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor Martin Lowe, University of Manchester, UK

"We are delighted to publish our article in Journal of Cell Science. The manuscript was handled professionally throughout and the whole process was straightforward. I am particularly happy the University of Manchester has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists which made the Open Access publication of the accepted version rapid and painless. I would thoroughly recommend JCS to other investigators in the field."

Read Professor Martin Lowe's article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Sandy Saunders, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Dr Sandy Saunders, University of Missouri - Columbia, USA
Dr Sandy Saunders, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

"I was delighted to utilize the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and the University of Missouri-Columbia, which ensures a fee-free and Open Access publication. When we shared the news of our publication online, researchers in the community as well as friends and family could instantly access and read our work. Additionally, the funds that would have been otherwise used to pay publication fees can now be spent on research. The Company of Biologists is leading the way in the Open Access movement."

Read Dr Sandy Saunders' article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Professor Suzanne Amador Kane, Haverford College, USA

"Publishing our paper Open Access in Journal of Experimental Biology gives us the best of all worlds. We really appreciate the fact our work can be read by all scientists immediately upon acceptance. So glad I checked my institution is participating in the Read & Publish initiative!"

Read Professor Suzanne Amador Kane's article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Dr Chris MacDonald, University of York, UK

"The first paper from my lab was published in Journal of Cell Science and the entire process (review, handling, publishing) was very simple, especially using the Read & Publish agreement that I was not aware of until then. Having experienced various barriers to Open Access with subsequent manuscripts, when we had a good story within the remit of JCS, it was a no-brainer to send our follow up work there. The Read & Publish agreement was certainly a factor in this, especially as gold OA is a requirement of my funders."

Read Dr Chris MacDonald's article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor Nicolas Demaurex, University of Geneva, Switzerland

"I was delighted to be able to again publish an article immediately Open Access, APC-free, in Journal of Cell Science via the Read & Publish agreement."

Read Professor Nicolas Demaurex's article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Paolo Ronchi, EMBL, Germany

Paolo Ronchi, EMBL, Germany
Dr Paolo Ronchi, EMBL, Germany

"We’ve been extremely happy to know about the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and our institute. We support open science and believe that this is an important step towards a more democratic spreading of knowledge. We are very supportive of this model and we look forward to publishing more work with The Company of Biologists in the future."

Read Dr Paolo Ronchi's article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor David Schaffer, University of California at Berkeley, USA

"We are highly grateful for the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and UC Berkeley.  While it’s clear that Open Access publications get more downloads and broader readership, grant funding considerations can be a constraint, so it’s very much appreciated that they have worked with our institutions to make this possible."

Read Professor David Schaffer's article in Development


Assistant Professor Alberto Stolfi, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Assistant Professor Alberto Stolfi, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

"The Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and my university, resulting in our research group not having to pay any APCs , was a very pleasant surprise. I will never publish in another Open Access journal if I have a choice to publish APC-free in Biology Open first!"

Read Assistant Professor Alberto Stolfi's article in Biology Open


Professor Manfred Frasch, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Professor Manfred Frasch, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

"I was pleasantly surprised to find out about the fee-free Open Access under the Read & Publish agreement between my institution, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, and The Company of Biologists. Together with the absence of publication fees and the high reputation of Development in the field, this makes it an ideal journal for scientists like myself who publish some of their research after retirement and therefore no longer have any funds available for this purpose."

Read Professor Manfred Frasch's article in Development


Professor Yoshiakira Kanai, University of Tokyo, Japan

Professor Yoshiakira Kanai, University of Tokyo, Japan

"I am delighted that the University of Tokyo has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists because it ensures that the research published in Development is freely and rapidly available to a wide audience. Our aim is to inform the scientific community and provide timely and accessible access to our valuable findings. We look forward to publishing more open science with The Company of Biologists."

Read Professor Yoshiakira Kanai's article in Development


Professor Dorothy C Bennett, St. George's, University of London, UK

Professor Dorothy C Bennett, St. George's, University of London, UK

"Well done to The Company of Biologists for their excellent Read & Publish deals, including with my institution, St George’s, University of London. It’s a great pleasure and benefit for our paper in Biology Open to be immediately available to all, free of charge.  "

Read Professor Dorothy Bennett's article in Biology Open


Professor Hannes Buelow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

"In all honesty, I was as surprised as I was delighted when I heard about the fee-free Open Access option that allowed us to share our work immediately under the Read & Publish initiative. A fantastic model that may be the future. The Company of Biologists is leading the way once again."

Read Professor Hannes Buelow's article in Development


Professor Inna Sokolova, University of Rostock, Germany

"I was really happy to know that our article will be immediately available to researchers (and to any interested reader) around the world under the Read & Publish agreement with the University of Rostock. This way our results will be sooner in the common research domain to inspire discussions, dialogue and further research. Making Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) available immediately and without a paywall to the worldwide readership will increase the visibility of the excellent research  in experimental and comparative biology carried out by the JEB community, which is particularly important for the early-career researchers."

Read Professor Inna Sokolova's article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Professor David S. Fay, University of Wyoming, USA

"Several years ago I made the decision to publish exclusively in non-profit journals, and The Company Of Biologists ranks among the very best. The fact that publishing Open Access in their journals is now fee-free to researchers at my university is just icing on the cake"

Read Professor David S. Fay's article in Biology Open


Professor Mark Arends, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor Mark Arends, The University of Edinburgh, UK

"I would really like to thank Disease Models and Mechanisms journal for the Read & Publish agreement with my university that has allowed publication of my recent article in an efficient and timely way and that is free of charge for the authors. This facility is very useful for many researchers with limited funding, allowing Open Access publishing without financial penalty to authors. The Company of Biologists shows very progressive thinking in this regard."

Read Professor Mark Arends' article in Disease Models and Mechanisms


Dr Ryan MacDonald, University College London, UK

"We are delighted to publish our paper in Disease Models and Mechanisms immediately Open Access under the Read & Publish agreement with University College London. This is an important agreement to allow for free Open Access to our articles, which will allow for immediate dissemination of our work."

Read Dr Ryan MacDonald's article in Disease Models and Mechanisms


Assistant Professor Yaniv Elkouby, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

"I am delighted that the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists for supporting Open Access publication. I published my first two first-author publications as a graduate student in Development, so now publishing again as a PI was an special moment in my career, that showcased the significance of this journal in our field. I always try to publish Open Access. In this particular paper we reported a method that is widely relevant, which made the impact of the support for Open Access even greater!"

Read Assistant Professor Yaniv Elkouby's article in Development


Dr Ivana Nikic-Spiegel, University of Tübingen, Germany

Dr Ivana Nikic-Spiegel, University of Tübingen, Germany

"I was thrilled to learn that our manuscript got accepted for publication in Journal of Cell Science. The icing on the cake was discovering it would be published fee-free Open Access! Thanks to the Read & Publish agreement with the University of Tübingen, our work became immediately accessible to a wide audience. This not only supports open science but also eases the publishing-associated financial burden, particularly relevant for early-career researchers and those with limited funding. Moreover, this initiative grants us unlimited read access to The Company of Biologists' hybrid journals."

Read Dr Ivana Nikic-Spiegel's article in Journal of Cell Science


Assistant Professor Dior Kelley, Iowa State University, USA

"I was so happy to publish this article in Development fee-free. It was a lifesaver for me because this project was supported by my institutional start-up funds, which expired last year. This Read & Publish agreement allowed us to get our work out there in the best way possible, as an Open Access publication, but without the major costs as is typical for some other journals. Also, I loved how quickly the publishing process was with Development."

Read Assistant Professor Dior Kelly's article in Development


Professor Ian Collinson, University of Bristol, UK

"Yet another professional and pain free handling of our manuscript at Journal of Cell Science, and the Read & Publish agreement with University of Bristol meant it was fee-free for us to publish Open Access, allowing everyone to read our paper immediately."

Read Professor Ian Collinson’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor Robb Krumlauf, Stowers Institute, USA

"I am delighted that the Stowers Institute has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists because it ensured the research published in Development was freely and rapidly available to a wide audience.  This was important to us, as our work on this project involved interdisciplinary approaches that are relevant for people in diverse fields. We wanted the scientific community to be aware of our findings and have free access to the information in a timely manner."

Read Professor Robb Krumlauf's article in Development


Dr Fisun Hamaratoglu Dion, Cardiff University, UK

"Nice deal for readers and authors: Published Open Access without having to pay for it from my limited funding . Thanks to Cardiff University and The Company of Biologists."

Read Dr Fisun Hamaratoglu Dion's article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Rafael Gois De Almeida, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Rafael Gois De Almeida, The University of Edinburgh, UK

"I am delighted that my institution has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. This meant that by choosing to send our team's first manuscript to the fantastic journal Development, the submission process was straightforward, cost-free, and worry-free, and we benefitted from great editorial support – all of which are invaluable as a newly established group. This has led to a publication that everyone can access, which will hopefully amplify its impact. We look forward to publishing more Open Science with The Company of Biologists!"

Read Dr Rafael Gois De Almeida's article in Development


Professor Jeremy E. Niven, University of Sussex, UK

"It was great to discover that the University of Sussex library had signed a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. It made publishing an article in Journal of Experimental Biology very straightforward. It’s important for labs like mine that have relatively little funding. It also supports open academia, ensuring anyone can read the work, which was important to me and the early-career researchers in my lab."

Read Professor Jeremy Niven’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Dr Tetsuya Takeda, Okayama University, Japan

Dr Tetsuya Takeda, Okayama University, Japan

"I was very lucky that my institution was participating in the Read & Publish initiative of The Company of Biologists. It encouraged us to choose the Open Access option for our paper published in Journal of Cell Science. This is a great system to make our up-to-date publications more broadly accessible to anyone and anywhere in the world. The achievements of science should be the common property of all mankind."

Read Dr Tetsuya Takeda's article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor Dagmar Iber, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Professor Dagmar Iber, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

"I very much welcome the Read & Publish agreement between my institution and The Company of Biologists as I support everything that stands to encourage more Open Access publishing of research. #OpenScience"

Read Professor Dagmar Iber's article in Development


Dr Emma Rawlins, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Emma Rawlins, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

"The Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and the University of Cambridge made my life so easy. I could send my manuscript to Development knowing that, if accepted, publishing in my favourite journal would be straightforward, comply with my funder's requirements and be free at point of use. All that plus a free tree in The Forest of Biologists!"

Read Dr Emma Rawlins's article in Development


Dr Phil Elks, University of Sheffield, UK

Dr Phil Elks, University of Sheffield, UK

"DMM is well respected in my field and I was delighted to publish our research here. Alongside being a publisher, The Company of Biologists do a stellar job in their support of the scientific community. The Read & Publish agreement with University of Sheffield makes it even more attractive to publish in this collection of journals, allowing immediate Open Access for all."

Read Dr Phil Elk's article in Disease Models & Mechanisms


Dr Santu Saha, Newcastle University, UK

Dr Santu Saha, Newcastle University, UK

"As an early-career researcher it’s a joy to see my research paper visible to a wide audience. Securing academic research funding is challenging and so it was great that the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and my institution assisted me to publish my work Open Access in Biology Open without any article processing charge. I found the fast-tracked review process extremely helpful and received enormous support from the editorial team. I look forward to submitting my next research article to a journal from The Company of Biologists."

Read Dr Santu Saha's article in Biology Open


Dr Amanda Goodwin, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Amanda Goodwin, University of Nottingham, UK

"As an author, the post-acceptance processing of my paper was incredibly easy! The Read & Publish agreement meant that I didn’t personally have to arrange payment for the publication of my research, and everything was dealt with on my behalf by the journal staff and my institution. Open Access publication is a key requirement of my research funder, so knowing that this agreement was in place took a weight off my mind when I was preparing my manuscript for submission."

Read Dr Amanda Goodwin's article in Development


Professor Francesc Palau Martinez, University of Barcelona, Spain

"We are thrilled to publish APC-free in Biology Open through the Read & Publish agreement with the University of Barcelona. This remarkable agreement facilitates the prompt publication of our research in an Open Access format, thereby amplifying its readership and impact. It is a great way to ensure publicly funded research is available to everyone and authors can make their work reach a broad audience."

Read Professor Francesc Palau Martinez's article in Biology Open


Dr Fengzhu Xiong, University of Cambridge, UK

"We are delighted with the Read & Publish agreement between University of Cambridge and The Company of Biologists. It was very smooth to publish Open Access in Development and this also helped us meet funder requirements."

Read Dr Fengzhu Xiong's article in Development


Professor Ronen Zaidel-Bar, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Professor Ronen Zaidel-Bar, Tel Aviv University, Israel

"I chose to submit our work to Development because it is the best non-profit journal in the field. Finding out about the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and Tel Aviv University was a welcomed surprise because I'm in favour of Open Access, but can't always afford paying for it from my grants. The process was smooth and we are very happy with the outcome, allowing everyone to read our paper immediately"

Read Professor Ronen Zaidel-Bar's article in Development


Professor Keith Lindsey, Durham University, UK

Professor Keith Lindsey, Durham University, UK

"I was very pleased to discover that Durham University has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. This led to the seamless Open Access publishing of our article, which is important both for us in terms of getting our article widely available immediately, and for our funders who rightly require Open Access of publicly funded research."

Read Professor Keith Lindsey's article in Development


Professor Serge Mostowy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK

Professor Serge Mostowy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK

"The Company of Biologists is doing great things for science and the community. The Read & Publish agreement with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine enabled immediate Open Access publishing of our research, maximising readership and impact."

Read Professor Serge Mostowy’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor Alfonso Gutiérrez-Adán , INIA-CSIC (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria), Spain

Professor Alfonso Gutiérrez-Adán , INIA-CSIC (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria), Spain

"It was great to discover that our institution (INIA-CSIC) has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. I was very happy to be able to publish our article in Development with this agreement. The procedure was smooth and efficient, if only all publishers would adopt similar practices."

Read Professor Alfonso Gutiérrez-Adán's article in Development


Professor Stephen A Renshaw, University of Sheffield, UK

"I was delighted to find that we could publish in DMM for free through the Read & Publish agreement. This makes a real difference for papers like this and my lab is very supportive of this endeavour."

Read Professor Stephen A Renshaw’s article in Disease Models & Mechanisms


Professor Nic Demaurex, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Professor Nic Demaurex, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Professor Nic Demaurex, Université de Genève, Switzerland

"I was very happy to be able to publish our article in the Journal of Cell Science immediately Open Access under the Read & Publish agreement with my institution. The procedure was smooth and efficient, if only all publishers could do the same."

Read Professor Nic Demaurex's article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Jill Harrison, University of Bristol, UK

"We didn’t have access to funding to publish our work, so the Read & Publish agreement between our institution and The Company of Biologists was key! We are thrilled that with Open Access, our paper is available to anyone, anywhere in the world."

Read Dr Jill Harrison’s article in Development


Professor Jake Baum, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

"It was a huge relief to be able to publish our article Open Access in Disease Models & Mechanisms without charge and I wish all publishing was this straightforward. Institutions need to realise Read & Publish is a win-win situation - researchers are supported to publish in high quality journals that everyone will read, rather than seeking the cheapest and sometimes least reliable option with the work often going unseen."

Read Professor Jake Baum’s article in Disease Models & Mechanisms


Assistant Professor Justin Kenney, Wayne State University, USA

"I’m a big fan of the Read & Publish model that The Company of Biologists is pioneering for disseminating academic research. It is a great way to ensure publicly funded research is available to everyone while supporting a wonderful non-profit publisher that is an important partner with the scientific community. We’re so pleased that Wayne State University has this agreement in place so we can put more resources into our research without compromising on Open Access."

Read Assistant Professor Justin Kenney’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Professor Daniela Drummond-Barbosa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

"It was great to discover that our institution has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists, meaning that researchers can publish their articles immediately Open Access without paying an author processing charge (APC). We are thrilled to have our paper freely available to readers anywhere around the globe."

Read Professor Daniela Drummond-Barbosa's article in Development


Professor Laura Machesky, University of Cambridge, UK

"I was excited to find that my university has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. This meant that I could immediately publish our study of the role of Collagen-6 in the cancer microenvironment as an Open Access article when it was accepted in Journal of Cell Science. This kind of arrangement means that authors can make their work more accessible to everyone and reach a wide audience."

Read Professor Laura Machesky’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Elisabeth Kugler, UCL, UK

Dr Elisabeth Kugler, UCL, UK

"Open Access agreements such as Read & Publish are a step towards making scientific knowledge freely accessible to everyone, which is crucial for the advancement of research and understanding. The ability to immediately publish articles Open Access through the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and University College London helped me share our findings and contributions with a wider audience, enabling greater collaboration and dissemination of knowledge. I am grateful for this agreement and the smooth publishing experience with Development."

Read Dr Elisabeth Kugler’s article in Development


Dr Derek Jurestovsky, Penn State University, USA

Dr Derek Jurestovsky, Penn State University, USA
Dr Derek Jurestovsky, Penn State University, USA

"It is fantastic to have my final chapter of my PhD published in Journal of Experimental Biology. Additionally, this is my second manuscript to be published for no cost with immediate Open Access as a result of the Read & Publish agreement between the University of Akron and The Company of Biologists. The entire publishing process went smoothly, and this article was also chosen to be featured in their 100 years of research ECR spotlight. As an early career scientist, it can’t be overstated how important it is to publish Open Access to increase the visibility of your work."

Read Dr Derek Jurestovsky’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Professor Erika Matunis, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Professor Erika Matunis, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Professor Erika Matunis, Johns Hopkins University, USA

"We were surprised and delighted to learn that our most recent Development paper could be published as an immediate Open Access article for free, thanks to a Read & Publish agreement with Johns Hopkins. The publishing experience was great – we’ll be back again. We truly value this 98 year-old non-profit publisher that is run by scientists, for scientists. Thanks to The Company of Biologists!"

Read Professor Erika Matunis’s article in Development


Alex Duman, California, Irvine, USA

"I am really impressed with how streamlined publishing in the Journal of Experimental Biology has been, and I am truly grateful for their Read & Publish agreement with the University of California Libraries that allowed me to publish my thesis research with immediate Open Access so anyone can read it."

Read Alex Duman’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Dr Magnus Wahlberg, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

"“We are delighted to publish in Biology Open under the Read & Publish agreement with University of Southern Denmark. This is helping us spreading our research to as many scientists as possible. The review process helped us to sharpen our arguments in the manuscript and improve illustrations. Biology Open is a high quality journal which I can strongly recommend, both for reading and for publishing”"

Read Magnus Wahlberg’s article in Biology Open


Dr Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany

"We are delighted to publish our paper in Development immediately Open Access under the Read & Publish agreement with the Max Planck Institutes. Such agreements allow immediate dissemination of our science without fees and provide a good publishing model."

Read Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu’s article in Development


Professor Joel Rothman, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

"We are thrilled to publish under the Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists and the University of California, Santa Barbara. This extremely valuable service provides open access to our paper at no cost! This initiative is a crucially important step towards freeing science from the paywall. We hope the other journals will soon follow suit of The Company of Biologists."

Read Professor Joel Rothman’s article in Development


Dr Ben C.B. Ko, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

"I am delighted that our Research Article in Journal of Cell Science has become immediately available Open Access under the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. There is nothing more important than knowledge and Open Access enables new discoveries to be quickly disseminated to the global research community without barriers. The Company of Biologists was very supportive throughout the publication process."

Read Dr Ben C.B. Ko’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor Michael Schrader, University of Exeter, UK

Professor Michael Schrader, University of Exeter, UK
Professor Michael Schrader, University of Exeter, UK

"Open Access is so important for disseminating scientific research to the global community and overcoming the barriers in knowledge accessibility. Having the Read & Publish agreement in place between The Company of Biologists and the University of Exeter really streamlined and simplified the publication process for us and meant our cutting-edge research could rapidly be shared with the world."

Read Professor Michael Schrader’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Julia Tarnick, The University of Edinburgh, UK

"Knowledge should be available to everyone. Therefore, I am delighted that our article is immediately available as Open Access without a publishing fee thanks to the Read & Publish agreement between the University of Edinburgh and The Company of Biologists. We had a great experience with Biology Open and it will definitely be among our top choices for future articles."

Read Dr Julia Tarnick’s article in Biology Open


Dr David Barry, The Francis Crick Institute, UK

"Our paper in Journal of Cell Science presents new open source software which we hope will be of use to a wide range of researchers. The software is freely available, so it was appropriate that the paper describing it was also freely available. The Read & Publish agreement that The Company of Biologists has with the Francis Crick Institute made this possible and streamlined the publication process. Hopefully such agreements will become standard in scientific publishing as anything that facilitates Open Access publishing and helps to disseminate research published in top journals is to be welcomed."

Read Dr David Barry’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor Christine Watson, University of Cambridge, UK

"I am delighted that our Research Article in Development has been published immediately Open Access under the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and the University of Cambridge. We are excited about our work and it’s great that we can share it so readily with the global research community. I have always found the experience of publishing In Development to be a straightforward and rewarding experience and like that the entire peer review process is transparent and available to readers of our manuscript."

Read Professor Christine Watson’s article in Development


Dr Katharine Irvine, The University of Queensland, Australia

"The Read & Publish agreement initiative is a great advance enabling open access to research. The agreement between The Company of Biologists and The University of Queensland made it simple to publish Open Access quickly and fee-free; a great incentive to publish in their suite of journals"

Read Dr Katharine Irvine’s article in Disease Models & Mechanisms


Guy Oldrieve, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Guy Oldrieve, The University of Edinburgh, UK

"The Company of Biologists has a smooth and supportive publication process and the Read & Publish agreement with my university allowed us to rapidly publish our work Open Access without paying a fee!"

Read Guy Oldrieve’s article in Biology Open


Dr Vlad Demartsev, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Germany

"The Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and Max Planck Digital Library allows quick and easy Open Access publishing – no hoops to jump through, literally just a few clicks. With Open Access becoming a frequent and justified requirement by funders and academic institutions, such a hassle-free process is yet another incentive for submitting work to JEB."

Read Dr Vlad Demartsev’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Dr Chih-Jen Lin, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Chih-Jen Lin, The University of Edinburgh, UK

"We were delighted that our paper was accepted in Development and doubly delighted that, thanks to the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and The University of Edinburgh, we could publish it immediately Open Access with no extra cost. It is wonderful that our research output is more accessible, thus engaging a wider range of readers. We look forward to submitting forthcoming papers under the Read & Publish agreement too!"

Read Dr Chih-Jen Lin’s article in Development


Professor Anna Akhmanova, Utrecht University, Netherlands

"With no article processing fees to deal with, I have never experienced such an easy and hassle-free way of publishing my article Open Access as with the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and our University. I think that this is a great model of organising Open Access publishing, which, together with the pre-printing of research articles, truly improves the climate of scientific publishing worldwide!"

Read Professor Anna Akhmanova’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Thomas Tischer, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), UK

"Our institution and funders require Open Access publishing and we believe that scientific knowledge should be open and accessible. After spending so much time on our work, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that the Read & Publish agreement between the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and The Company of Biologists allows us to immediately make our article free to everyone without any additional article processing charges. This made the final step of our journey hassle-free and it was really quick getting it published."

Read Dr Thomas Tischer’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Nordine Helassa, University of Liverpool, UK

Dr Nordine Helassa, University of Liverpool, UK
Dr Nordine Helassa, University of Liverpool, UK

"I was thrilled to see that Journal of Cell Science was part of a Read & Publish agreement with the University of Liverpool. It makes the publishing process fast and free of charge for authors. For scientists with limited funding such as early-career researchers, this allows the best research to be published in the best journals without having to think about the financial implications. I wish all publishers would follow the steps of The Company of Biologists."

Read Dr Nordine Helassa’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Nicolas Tapon, Francis Crick Institute, UK

"After all the time spent on revisions, formatting, and doing careful last-minute checks on your manuscript, the last thing you want is to struggle with Open Access compliance and organising payment of page charges! The Read & Publish agreement between my institution and The Company of Biologists meant getting our accepted manuscript out there for all to see was only a click away. Simple and efficient!"

Read Dr Nic Tapon’s article in Development


Dr Aryan Kaveh, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Aryan Kaveh, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr Aryan Kaveh, The University of Edinburgh, UK

"I was pleasantly surprised to hear that The Company of Biologists has a Read & Publish agreement with The University of Edinburgh (amongst other institutes). The initiative allows for immediate Open Access publication without charge in Development, which is especially important for early career researchers! With the scientific landscape moving further into Open Research, The Company of Biologists is setting a commendable example."

Read Dr Aryan Kaven’s article in Development


Dr Robert Mahen, University of Cambridge, UK

Rob Mahen
Dr Robert Mahen, University of Cambridge, UK

"If possible scientific knowledge should be open to everyone. It is great that I could publish my work immediately Open Access as part of the Read & Publish agreement between the University of Cambridge and The Company of Biologists."

Read Dr Robert Mahen’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Till Raab, University of Tübingen, Germany

Till Raab, University of Tübingen, Germany
Till Raab, University of Tübingen, Germany

"I was very happy to find out my University has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. By facilitating Open Access publishing for free this initiative helps to overcome scientific barriers not only in terms of publishing, but also regarding accessibility of recent scientific work."

Read Till Raab’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Acaimo Gonzalez-Reyes, Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, CSIC, Spain

"We were very pleased to have our paper published Open Access for free in Development, thanks to the Read & Publish deal between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and The Company of Biologists. Our work ought to reach a wider audience and contribute to making science globally accessible."

Read Acaimo Gonzalez-Reyes’ article in Development


Dr Joachim Goedhart, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

"We chose to submit our work to Journal of Cell Science because of the high quality papers and because their audience seems ideal for our manuscript. We were pleasantly surprised that the charges for Open Access publishing were covered by the Read & Publish agreement between the University of Amsterdam and The Company of Biologists. This is yet another reason to submit our work to Journal of Cell Science in the future!"

Read Dr Joachim Goedhart’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor David Stephens, University of Bristol, UK

Professor David Stephens, University of Bristol, UK

"We always seek to make our research available Open Access and the new Read & Publish agreement has hugely simplified that process for us as authors and also, I hope, for our Open Access Team. This also equalises opportunity for OA publishing for everyone across the University regardless of career stage and funding. It is also great to know this applies to all The Company of Biologists’ subscription journals."

Read Professor David Stephens’ article in Journal of Cell Science


Professor Tessa Crompton, UCL, UK

"It was wonderful to discover that we could publish our paper Open Access for free in Development, thanks to the Read & Publish agreement my university has with The Company of Biologists. It’s great to know that our research is immediately accessible to everyone worldwide who wishes to access it."

Read Professor Tessa Crompton’s article in Development


Dr Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez, University of Cambridge, UK

"Knowledge should have no limits so, not only were we absolutely delighted to publish our article in Development, it was great to be able to publish it immediately Open Access without charge thanks to the University of Cambridge’s Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists."

Read Dr Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez’s article in Development


Dr Qiaohui Hu, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr Qiaohui Hu, The University of Adelaide, Australia

"Thanks to the Read & Publish Open Access Initiative, we had the opportunity to publish our work Open Access without worrying about the Open Access fee. We really appreciate it as it makes our research findings available to the public, and we can easily share our work with any interested parties."

Read Dr Qiaohui Hu’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Dr Agathe Chaigne, University College London, UK

Dr Agathe Chaigne, University College London, UK

"I’m very glad that we had the opportunity to publish this paper Open Access without charge thanks to the Read & Publish agreement my university has with The Company of Biologists. I believe science cannot be hiding behind a paywall and restricted to a selected few but should be reachable by anyone, anywhere."

Read Dr Agathe Chaigne’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Michalis Barkoulas, Imperial College London, UK

Dr Michalis Barkoulas, Imperial College London, UK

"I was very happy to see that my university participates in the Read & Publish initiative, which facilitates publishing Open Access for free in some of my favourite journals including Development. This was particularly important for my lab in this instance because our relevant funding had just come to an end. I wish The Company of Biologists good luck in this journey that promises to help our community overcome publishing and accessibility barriers."

Read Dr Michalis Barkoulas’ article in Development


Natalie van Dis, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Natalie van Dis, University of Groningen, Netherlands

"Happy that my first contribution to the field could be published Open Access thanks to the Read & Publish agreement. It really takes away the barriers on both sides: now anyone that wishes to read our work can do so freely, and we were able to publish our article OA despite not having publishing fees accounted for in our budget. Great initiative! Sets the stage for hopefully publishing the rest of my PhD Open Access too."

Read Natalie van Dis’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Dr Erik Sahai, The Francis Crick Institute, UK

"When developing a tool, you don’t want it to sit on the proverbial shelf gathering dust, but you want people to use it. The free Open Access option is great because it maximises the number of people who will see your work, and then hopefully use it to make their own discoveries."

Read Dr Erik Sahai’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Olivia Tidswell, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Olivia Tidswell, University of Cambridge, UK

"The Read & Publish Open Access Initiative is just one of the many ways in which The Company of Biologists demonstrates their commitment to supporting the research community. Open Access fees represent a significant barrier to disseminating research, and I was delighted to find out that they are waived for authors from participating institutions when publishing in Development. Another reason to publish in this excellent journal!"

Read Dr Olivia Tidswell’s article in Development


Associate Professor Craig Smith, Monash University, Australia

"In times when grant funding is difficult to secure, we really appreciated free Open Access publication of our work in Development."

Read Associate Professor Craig Smith’s article in Development


Derek Jurestovsky, University of Akron, USA

Derek Jurestovsky, University of Akron, USA

"It means a lot to be published and have my research showcased in Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB). The Read & Publish agreement the University of Akron has with The Company of Biologists means that we can publish research articles Open Access without charge. This removes one of the major stressors of publishing from students and faculty in addition to getting our study accessed by other researchers quickly."

Read Derek Jurestovsky’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Professor Jacquetta Trasler, McGill University, Canada

Professor Jacquetta Trasler, McGill University, Canada

"What a wonderful surprise it was to find out about the Read & Publish Open Access agreement between The Company of Biologists and McGill University which facilitates immediate access to our research to all readers without charge! This is fabulous: for science, for our trainees whose careers benefit from having their research seen quickly and widely, and for our hard-earned publicly funded research grants that can advance science further as a result. I love this initiative and I’ll be spreading the word at McGill and encouraging my trainees and colleagues to submit more papers to The Company of Biologists’ journals."

Read Professor Jacquetta Trasler’s article in Development


Professor Ian Collinson, University of Bristol, UK

"The cost of publishing Open Access can be a barrier to the broad dissemination of research, but low and behold this time it was free! Seemed too good to be true – had I pressed the wrong button? It seems I did not as my university has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. Free publishing and Open Access; we’ll be sending in more papers soon hopefully!"

Read Assistant Professor Ian Collinson’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Assistant Professor Atsuo Iida, Nagoya University, Japan

Assistant Professor Atsuo Iida, Nagoya University, Japan

"Article Processing Charges can sometimes be a financial burden on the author and can impede the accessibility of research results. The Read & Publish Open Access initiative eliminates these issues and makes it easier for researchers to make their findings available to the public. The high transparency publication of research results will greatly contribute to discussions for solving the next issue. I think that the Read & Publish program is great and it will be a great motivation for submitting my future research to related journals published by The Company of Biologists."

Read Assistant Professor Atsuo Iida’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Assistant Professor Li-En Jao, UC Davis School of Medicine, USA

Assistant Professor Li-En Jao, UC Davis School of Medicine, USA

"The Open Access agreement between The Company of Biologists and University of California allowed our research to be published for free and accessed by everyone immediately. Without this agreement, we would not have been able to afford publishing this work as Open Access. I hope that more publishers and institutions can follow such a model to really transform OA publishing."

Read Assistant Professor Li-En Jao’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Ben Steventon, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Ben Steventon, University of Cambridge, UK

"Always happy to publish in Development, even happier to publish Open Access without a charge! Happy to see that our favourite journal can support Open Access while also helping The Company of Biologists continue to support our community."

Read Dr Ben Steventon’s article in Development


Merijn Driessen, University of Groningen, Netherlands

"I think the Read & Publish agreement is a great and important step towards making research more open and available to everyone, which is something I think is vital. For many early-career scientists like myself, the funding to publish Open Access is not always there. Being given the opportunity to do so, whilst publishing in journals that are well renowned in the field, will make sure that work such as ours is immediately available to all interested parties."

Read Merijn Driessen’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


Associate Professor Allen Ehrlicher, McGill University, Canada

Associate Professor Allen Ehrlicher, McGill University, Canada

"Open Access is how science is meant to be, however, the cost of Open Access publication can be a barrier to disseminating our work; being able to share our work in an open way free of charge helps ensure that we reach a broader audience."

Read Associate Professor Allen Ehrlicher’s article in Journal of Cell Science


Dr Robert Meech, University of Bristol, UK

"As a Research Fellow with limited resources, I am very pleased to be able to publish our article Open Access thanks to the Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and The University of Bristol. Many thanks are also due to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation who support the submersibles operated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. The Open Access publishing process itself was painless and completed in a matter of minutes. All four authors are delighted that everyone may access our article immediately, rather than it being behind a paywall. It’s a great system."

Read Dr Robert Meech’s article in Journal of Experimental Biology


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