22 Aug 2022

The Company of Biologists pricing 2023

We are pleased to announce that price changes for The Company of Biologists’ journals in 2023 will range from a decrease of 0.65% to an increase of 1.58% following the application of our double-dipping policy.

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Thanks to the support of the international library community, our Read & Publish Open Access (OA) initiative continues to go from strength to strength, and the number of participating institutions has more than doubled over the last year.

This success has helped to us to exceed our TransformativeJournal targets for OA growth and takes us closer to converting our journals to full Open Access.

As part of our ongoing commitment to fair and transparent pricing, we ensure that our library customers are not double charged for OA content. The % change in the number of OA articles is therefore deducted from the annual price increase to give the net decrease/increase in price.

In recognition of the financial difficulties our library customers continue to face, our Board of Directors – all of whom are practising scientists – has approved an annual price which is significantly lower than the current UK inflation rate and the increase in publishing costs that we are experiencing as a result.

After the adjustment for double dipping is applied, the net price decrease/increase for our journals in 2023 is as follows:

  • Development +1.08%
  • Journal of Cell Science +1.58%
  • Journal of Experimental Biology -0.65%


See www.biologists.com/library-hub/news/2023-pricing-announcement for full details.