Vanderbilt’s Agreements Supporting Open Access Publishing

As the scholarly publishing landscape has grown more complex with the advent of new publishing models, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries has negotiated transformative (read-and-publish) agreements with several publishers to better support faculty, staf

The Company of Biologists

The Company of Biologists agreement: 

  • Includes access to all issues of CoB journals.
  • Covers article processing charges (APCs) for open access publishing in all journals from The Company of Biologists.
  • Ensures that open access articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 4.0.
  • Includes OA article deposit into PubMed Central by the CoB on the author’s behalf.

Instructions for Authors

How does it work?

  • Only corresponding authors are eligible.
  • Publishers use a variety of methods and tools to confirm eligibility. Whenever possible, we have identified eligible affiliated groups that might appear in the publisher's list (e.g. Peabody or Vanderbilt University Medical Center); however, to ensure that an author is recognized, it is best to select Vanderbilt University as the affiliation and use one's email address or email address at the point of submission/acceptance. It is also recommended to include one's ORCID iD.
  • If authors do not provide details to identify their eligibility at submission, they are not guaranteed to be identified as eligible to publish open access under this agreement.
  • Authors can learn more here.