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.

The ‘read and publish’ agreement will continue to allow MSU faculty, students, and staff full access to read the Company of Biologist's three subscription journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology. In addition to the continued read-access to these journals, Montana State University authors will be able to publish an uncapped number of open access research articles in these journals under this agreement.

For additional information about the agreement, please visit the Company of Biologists website.

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. For more information on funding open access research at MSU Library, please visit the Author Fund website.


Further details or questions about the agreement can be obtained by contacting Rachelle McLain, Collection Development Librarian; or Hannah McKelvey, Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian.

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