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.

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.

Professor Jake Baum, UNSW 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cathy Austin, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Acquisitions and Collection Development, Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University faculty researchers can publish an uncapped number of Open Access research articles in the journals Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms, and Biology Open, without paying an article processing charge (APC). This is great since it will provide free scholarly Open Access publications for other researchers at no cost to MSU authors.

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.

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.

Jack Hyland, interim IReL Director

The Company of Biologists was one of the first publishers IReL signed a Read & Publish agreement with. We have been impressed with how they have been a leading example of a small, not-for-profit publisher offering their Read & Publish to libraries and consortia globally, and how they have been active in sharing emerging best practice in OA publishing with the scholarly communications community

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