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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.


We are delighted with the new Read & Publish agreement between The Company of Biologists and the IISER Library Consortium. Researchers at participating institutions will benefit from the ability to publish an unlimited number of Open Access articles in all five journals. This mutually agreed arrangement is expected to yield excellent results within the Open Science landscape.

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.

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

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.


As stated in the JULAC’s Position Statement on Open Scholarship, JULAC is committed to enabling Open Access (OA) to research publications. This agreement with The Company of Biologists is an example of the tangible support that libraries can provide to their institution’s researchers in making their work Open Access.

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.

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.

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.

Professor Alfonso Gutiérrez-Adán, INIA (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.

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