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.

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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