The Company of Biologists has announced that there will be no increase in their e-journal prices in 2021 in recognition of the unprecedented and ongoing challenges facing the library and research communities worldwide. As a not-for-profit publisher committed to maximising the availability of high-quality biological science research, The Company of Biologists is keen to support authors, readers and library customers as far as possible during these difficult times.
The Company of Biologists is therefore freezing fees for e-access to subscription journals - Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology - until December 31, 2021. This applies to both new and existing customers. Article processing charges (APCs) will also remain at 2020 levels throughout 2021.
In addition, The Company of Biologists is waiving 2021 price increases for the two-year Read & Publish Open Access agreements it had signed with national library consortia - Jisc in the UK, IReL in Ireland, and MALMAD in Israel - and with individual institutions.
The Company of Biologists aims to support and inspire the biological community, and to ensure that the highest quality research continues to be available as widely as possible during the uncertain times and beyond. As a result, The Company of Biologists has taken the decision to freeze e-journal prices in 2021.
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