MSU authors can publish open access research articles free of charge

About the Read & Publish Agreement

MSU Library has a 'read and publish’ agreement with the Company of Biologists. This agreement will allow current MSU users to have full read-access to all journal content published by the Company of Biologistsand publish their research openly in the following publications: Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology; additionally, COB publishes two fully open access journals: Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open.

Overview of Publishing Agreement

  • Open Access Article Allowance: Unlimited
  • Eligible Journals:Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms, Biology Open
  • Author Eligibility: Montana State University corresponding authors
  • Article Processing Charges (APCs) are fully covered for eligible MSU authors

Additional Resources

How to Apply for Funding

  1. When your article is accepted for publication, you will be notified of acceptance and given the opportunity to publish your article as open access (OA) under this agreement.
  2. All MSU authors who choose to publish OA through the Company of Biologists, should also submit a request for funding through the MSU Library Author Fund
  3. Once the form has been received, the library will approve the request, and the article will continue through the publishing process.