Company of Biologists
1 January 2023 – 31 December 2025
The open access publishing agreement with Company of Biologists allows current staff and students from Maynooth University to publish articles open access in the three journals detailed below without author-facing article processing charges (APC’s)
Access to the eligible Company of Biologists journals detailed below
Journal of Cell Science
Journal of Experimental Biology
At the time an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of Maynooth University. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time. For example: firstname.lastname@example.org
OA publishing license:
Published under the terms of the CC-BY Version 4.0 license
Instructions for authors
During submission, corresponding authors will be asked to provide details of their affiliated institution(s) and whether they require Gold Open Access. They will be directed to a Read & Publish information page, where we list all participating institutions. We recommend that the corresponding author selects Open Access if they are part of a participating institution. Corresponding authors should use their institutional email address to ensure they are identified and processed correctly.
At acceptance, the corresponding author will be sent a license agreement, which includes details of the CCBY option.
Staff will contact any corresponding authors from participating institutions who did not request open access, and will confirm their requirements.
Where open access is confirmed, the institution name and corresponding Ringgold ID will identify the author as eligible for an APC waiver. Corresponding authors will be emailed an APC payment link (via RightsLink) displaying the waived fee and will see a link to request approval by their institution. Authors will be asked to register with the RightsLink site in order to complete the transaction. Publication will proceed following verification by the institution through the RightsLink Institution dashboard and articles will be published under a CC-BY(4.0) license.
At acceptance, the corresponding author will be sent a license agreement, which includes details of the CC-BY option.
Company of Biologists will contact any corresponding authors from participating institutions who did not request open access, and will confirm their requirements.
• Company of Biologists Read & Publish Open Access initiative
• Company of Biologists
See list of all the eligible journals in all IReL TAs: http://bit.ly/irelOAjournals.