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All three journals exceed their Transformative Journal targets for OA growth

4 January 2022

For 2021, Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology exceeded their targets for Open Access growth.

Democratising access to research – our long-standing commitment to Open Access publishing

Last updated  21 January 2022

The scholarly communication landscape has changed profoundly over the past two decades, with a profusion of new publishing and subscription models from commercial and not-for-profit publishers. The increasing importance of Open Access (OA) – making research immediately and freely available to all – has presented challenges as well as opportunities for libraries, funding organisations, publishers and researchers alike.

A remote internship – Mihaly Badonyi

15 July 2021

Written by Mihaly Badonyi

In late April, I embarked on a 3-month data analyst position at The Company of Biologists as part of the Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) initiative within my doctoral training programme aimed at exposing students to opportunities in which they can apply their skills.

How The Company of Biologists supports early-career researchers

8 March 2021

Early-career researchers (ECRs) are our future leaders in biology and it is vital that we support them in the first stages of their academic careers. 

Engaging Chinese biologists with WeChat

29 January 2021

Social media gets a hard time these days, and in some instances rightly so. For the scientific community however, it’s a powerful platform for informal science communication and fruitful collaborations.

Reasons to apply for a funded place at one of our Workshops

9 December 2021

The Company of Biologists organises Workshops that bring together leading experts and early-career researchers from a range of scientific backgrounds. The coronavirus pandemic didn’t dampen our enthusiasm, and we invested in online conferencing platforms which allowed us to host virtual Workshops in 2020/21. With in-person Workshops back for 2022, we thought it would be a good opportunity to explain what makes these events so valuable, particularly for early-career researchers.

A tribute to Dr Richard Skaer

9 August 2021

Dr Richard Skaer dedicated much of his career to the success of The Company of Biologists. It is with great sadness that we learned of his passing on 5 June 2021.

How to apply for the Creative Science Writing Workshop

25 May 2021

Hear from the organisers of the Creative Science Writing Workshop taking place in June 2022 about how the Workshop will work, what is involved and also some tips on how best to approach your application.

How to improve your scientific writing

4 March 2021

‘If you are a scientist and you want to succeed, you must become a writer,’ writes John Wallingford in his #DevBiolWriteClub on the Node. He is, of course, absolutely right – biologists really are storytellers.

2020 at The Company of Biologists

4 January 2021

Despite the numerous challenges of 2020, The Company of Biologists had an incredibly successful year with a lot of long-term projects and new ventures coming to fruition. Here’s a lowdown of our lowdown of 2020.

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