Read & Publish agreement with Jisc
Our Read & Publish agreement with Jisc runs for an initial period from 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2021.
It’s not too late for institutions to participate in the 2020 deal. If you find your institution has paid for 2020, we will either set this payment against the new Read & Publish invoice or arrange a refund.
For a single annual charge based on the current year’s subscription fee and average of the last 3 years’ article processing charges (APCs), the Jisc agreement enables researchers at participating UK universities to have unlimited access to all three of The Company of Biologists’ prestigious journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology – including backfiles and all APCs waived for corresponding authors. The 2021 price increase has been capped at 2%.
Kathryn Spiller, licensing manager at Jisc said:
“The Company of Biologists is one of a small group of not-for-profit publishers who are working hard to push the open access agenda forward. Their new Read & Publish open access initiative is an important step in their OA journey, and we were delighted to be the first national library consortium to negotiate an agreement.
The Jisc agreement also enables institutions that have not previously subscribed to any of The Company of Biologist’s journals to benefit from an exceptionally cost-effective rate for read and publish access for their researchers.
We are very pleased with the take-up of the agreement so far, and look forward to working with The Company of Biologists to increase participation even further.”
Participating institutions benefit from:
- Unlimited access to our three subscription journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science and the Journal of Experimental Biology – including the full archive dating back to 1853
- No fees or invoices for unlimited open access publishing of accepted articles by corresponding authors under CC-BY licence terms
Participating institutions to date:
- Aberystwyth University
- Bangor University
- Cardiff University
- Imperial College London
- Lancaster University
- Liverpool John Moores University
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Oxford Brookes University
- St George’s University of London
- The Open University
- University of Birmingham
- University of Cambridge
- University of East Anglia
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Exeter
- University of Lincoln
- University of Liverpool
- University of Oxford
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Reading
- University of St Andrews
- University of York
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