Read & Publish: what authors say
There has been a great response from authors at institutions that are participating in our Read & Publish Open Access initiative.
In addition to benefitting from unlimited “read” access to Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology and their archives, authors welcome the opportunity to publish an uncapped number of Open Access research articles without charge.
James Briscoe, Senior Group Leader, The Francis Crick Institute, UK and Editor-in-Chief of Development:
The Read & Publish agreement is great for us at The Crick. As a corresponding author, I can publish as many papers as I like in The Company of Biologists’ journals, such as Development, without paying an Open Access charge. It also means that as a reader I have access to all The Company of Biologists’ content, dating back to the early 20th century and beyond.
Watch James Briscoe talking about what the Read & Publish agreement means for him as an author and reader in this short video.
Dr Gal Ribak, School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel:
Publishing in the Journal of Experimental Biology helps to ensure that my paper reaches colleagues in my field. Publishing my paper Open Access ensures that it will also be accessible immediately to everyone else – and it was great to be able to do so for free as my institution has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists.
Dr Jacques Behmoaras, Department of Immunology and Inflammation, Imperial College London, UK:
I was very pleased to publish Open Access in Journal of Cell Science with no fees nor time-consuming admin processes. The clear advantages are rapid and efficient exposure and easy access to my article around the world. I believe it is great to have this publishing option in fast-growing fields in biomedical research.
Professor Talila Volk, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel:
I was delighted to have our paper published Open Access for free in Development. This is due to a special Read & Publish deal between my research institute – the Weizmann Institute of Science – and The Company of Biologists. Publishing Open Access exposes my article to a wide variety of readers who do not have access to the journal.
Professor Sally Lowell, Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK:
I was delighted to have our paper accepted for publication in Development but the cherry on the cake was learning that our paper would be published Open Access for zero pounds and zero pence without me having to do anything.
I’d heard of Read & Publish deals and knew that many universities, including mine, had signed up to them but I had not previously understood the benefits that these deals bring to authors who work at those universities.
Professor Roi Holzman, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel:
Being able to publish Open Access articles free of charge means that my article gets maximum exposure and has maximum impact, and that all my peers can read it regardless of the agreements that their universities have with publishers. Besides the better exposure, it allows me divert more resources to research, so the benefit is doubled.
Professor Shankar Srinivas, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, University of Oxford, UK:
It’s wonderful to be able to publish in a journal like Development for ‘free’. The best part for me was how painless the digital paperwork was – the web form is brief and takes very little time to fill out.