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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.

Pablo Sanchez Bosch, Stanford University, USA

"The ability to publish Open Access in Biology Open for free under the Read & Publish agreement with Stanford was very convenient. I am happy that The Company of Biologists and universities are taking steps to make open science more convenient for authors. APC charges can be a barrier to Open Access publishing so I hope other publishers follow this example."

Read Pablo Sanchez Bosch's article in Biology Open


Dr Ming-Hsuan Wen, University of Cambridge, UK

"I am excited to share that our research paper on somatic cell nuclear reprogramming for clinical use has been published in Biology Open. Thanks to the University of Cambridge’s Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists, we were able to make the publication open access with APC free. With this support, we have fulfilled our funders’ request for open-access publication to promote collaboration and transparent sharing of research findings."

Read Ming-Hsuan Wen's article in Biology Open


Dr Elisa Thoral, Lund University, Sweden

Elisa Thoral, Lund University, Sweden
Dr Elisa Thoral, Lund University, Sweden

"In research, it is essential to have access to knowledge, and therefore to the numerous articles published in all the different fields. For this reason, I am grateful that Lund University is part of the Read & Publish  agreement with The Company of Biologists, which has enabled me to publish my latest article in Biology Open in an Open Access format."

Read Elisa Thoral's article in Biology Open


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


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


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


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 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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