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Open Access Publishing Agreements: Company of Biologists

Discover the current open access publishing agreements in place, allowing options for publishing research open access at no cost to the author.

Agreement details

This agreement gives current staff and students at participating institutions:

  • Access to the following Company of Biologists (CoB) journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology.
  • The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in the above journals open access without author-facing article processing charges (APCs).

Agreement period:  1 Jan 2023 — 31 Dec 2025.

OA quota per year: unlimited.

What journals are included?

  • Development
  • Journal of Cell Science
  • Journal of Experimental Biology

Instructions for authors

Eligible authors: The corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of a participating institution at the time the article is accepted for publication. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time. 
Requests to publish OA under the agreement are subject to approval by participating members.

Eligible article types: original research articles.

OA publishing license: CC-BY Version 4.0.