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04.10.2024 | Member News & Releases

The Company of Biologists Appoints Prenax as Exclusive Representative in Spain

We are delighted to announce that we have signed an exclusive agreement with Prenax, the world’s largest European-owned subscriptions management partner, to represent us in Spain.

This new partnership offers opportunities to expand our Read & Publish initiative in Spain and benefit the academic community to publish their research fee-free and immediately Open Access in our leading peer-reviewed journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms, and Biology Open.

The Company of Biologists and the Prenax team will both be exhibiting at REBIUN, the University of Jaén, Spain, from 22-24 May 2024.

Rich Blount, Regional Sales Manager at The Company of Biologists, says:

“We look forward very much to working with Prenax as our exclusive representative in Spain to build on the success of our Read & Publish Open Access initiative. We are confident that Prenax’s excellent relationships with libraries, plus their ability to provide top quality local support, will enable more researchers in Spain to benefit from uncapped, immediate, and fee-free OA publishing in our journals through Read & Publish agreements.”

Leonor Silva, Country Manager at Prenax Spain, says:

“By partnering with The Company of Biologists through Read & Publish agreements, Prenax will play a key role in supporting open science initiatives across Spanish academic institutions. This collaboration enables The Company of Biologists to expand its reach and impact within the library and research community, facilitating researchers to publish Open Access articles in five leading peer-reviewed journals. This partnership enhances support to libraries and research communities while offering a personalized service to our institutional customers. This agreement allows us to promote the growth of published articles, providing a cost-neutral model that offers excellent value to universities. Furthermore, by enabling researchers to publish Open Access articles, the agreement contributes to the advancement of scientific knowledge while aligning with the principles of Open Access publishing and equitable dissemination of research findings.

In summary, this partnership with The Company of Biologists represents a strategic opportunity for Prenax to contribute to the growth and development of the biological sciences community in the region and enhance customer service through cost-effective solutions and support for Open Access publishing initiatives.”

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About The Company of Biologists The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. We partner with libraries and library consortia to enable biologists worldwide to access our leading peer-reviewed hybrid journals — Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology — and our fully OA journals — Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open.

We also have a long-standing and ongoing commitment to Open Access. Our cost-neutral Read & Publish initiative enables corresponding authors at participating institutions to publish an uncapped number of OA research articles in our hybrid journals and our two fully OA journals — without paying an Article Processing Charge (APC). We were the first not-for-profit publisher to commit to the Transformative Journal approach, and our journals were the first to be awarded Transformative Journal status by Plan S. Over 850 institutions in 49 countries are now participating in our cost-neutral Read & Publish OA initiative. We also have Read & Publish agreements with many library consortia.

Learn more about our new bio-positive publishing initiative, The Forest of Biologists.

Contact Rich Blount, Regional Sales Manager | richard.blount@biologists.combiologists.com/read-publish | @Co_Biologists

Contact Leonor Silva, Prenax Spain | Leonor.silva@prenax.es | Prenax.com/es

Member News Release submitted by The Company of Biologists on 04/10/2024.

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