At the heart of what we do are our five specialist journals – two of them fully Open Access. All are edited by expert researchers in the field, and all articles are subjected to rigorous peer review. We take great pride in the experience of our editorial team and the quality of the work we publish.
The Company of Biologists is a mission-driven not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community world-wide and is run by distinguished practising scientists.
We exist to profit science, not shareholders.
Despite our relatively small size, we are innovators in the way we do things: we were among the first to engage in transparent peer review, and to support article transfers between publishers. We continually seek to improve publishing policy and practice.
We are also keen to preserve and strengthen the long-term integrity of established quality journals within our discipline in a sustainable way.
We recognise the benefits of open access publishing: we were among the first not-for-profit publishers to offer Read & Publish agreements for librarians and were the very first publisher to have ‘transformative journals’ approved by Plan S funders.
If you are a society or other not-for-profit organisation seeking to develop and protect your journals for the overall benefit of the biology community, and are open to a potential joint venture arrangement with us, we would be happy to talk.
The Company of Biologists works with established, quality journals whose primary goal is to serve the science. As a publishing partner, we will never be able to give you the same monetary return for your programme as others, but instead will invest and build a journal around the scientists in the field, supported with active social media and additional community-building sites. We invest in quality of production, re-draw key graphical content, have in-house copy-editing experts, champion timely but uncompromised peer review, and build reader-friendly journal sites.
As a joint-venture publishing partner, we would invest in any journal joining our portfolio to help it reach its potential in serving its community, through our attention to quality, and through our curated community-building activities:
|Journal development with Editor-in-Chief||Focus on building and strengthening relationships with researchers|
|Timely peer review||Active front sections: Reviews, posters, interviews and commentaries|
|Rigorous ethics checks||Community-building discussion sites|
|In-house expert copy editing||Active social media|
|High-quality production||Promotion of early-career researchers|
|Reader-friendly journal sites||Focus on equity, diversity and inclusion|
If your mission aligns with ours, you could also benefit from our charitable activities, which include meeting grants, travel grants and society support.
Consider The Company of Biologists as your journal publisher if your organisation is ready to embark on a joint venture with us – and prioritises mission, investing in quality, community, and innovation to serve the science.
Publisher, The Company of Biologists
About The Company of Biologists
The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community.
We are run by distinguished practising scientists. We exist to profit science, not shareholders. We inspire new thinking and support the community of biologists.
The focus of our activities is:
- publishing leading peer-reviewed journals
- facilitating scientific meetings and communities
- providing travel grants for young researchers
- supporting and funding research societies