We’re delighted to announce that UC authors can now make research they publish in The Company of Biologists, The Royal Society, and Canadian Science Publishing freely available for anyone to read by taking advantage of the university’s new transformative open access agreement with the publisher. All three agreements cover both hybrid and open access journals.
All of these agreements will run for three years (January 2021 through December 2023) and will apply to articles accepted as of January 1, 2021. The UC has workflows in place to reach out to authors whose articles were accepted prior to the launch.
Additionally, all of these agreements will involve the multi-payer model where authors will have the first $1,000 of the article processing charge paid by UC libraries and will be given the choice to contribute research funds towards the remainder of the article processing charge (APC).
The Company of Biologists
This new cost-neutral transformative agreement covers open access publishing in The Company of Biologists’ three hybrid (subscription-based) journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology) and two open access journals (Disease Models and Mechanisms and Biology Open).This agreement covers all 10 UC campuses. Learn more about The Company of Biologists agreement.
The Royal Society
The agreement covers open access publishing in the full portfolio of Royal Society journals, including hybrid (subscription-based) and open access journals. It will cover nine UC campuses, with UCSF not participating. Learn more about The Royal Society agreement.
Canadian Science Publishing
The agreement is UC’s first with a publisher in Canada and is an example of UC’s interest in developing transformative agreements with publishers of every scale and across all disciplines. As of March 10, this will cover nine UC campuses, with UCSF not participating. Learn More about the Canadian Science Publishing agreement.