Publish OA at No Extra Charge in Company of Biologists’ Journals


Library has negotiated an agreement with Company of Biologists for University of Turku until the end of 2024. The agreement contains the right for the corresponding author affiliated to University of Turku to publish Open Access free of charge in the five journals listed below.

The transformative agreement with this publisher is the first of its kind in Finland.

The journals are also readable since 1853 to the newest issues.

List of journals:

  • Development
  • Journal of Cell Science
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
  • Disease Models & Mechanisms
  • Biology Open

When submitting the article, the author must indicate utu email address in the publisher's system and choose University of Turku as home organization. When the article is accepted, the author returns the publication agreement and receives by email a link to the RightsLink system, which provides the information for the article. A similar link is also sent to the library, where free open access publishing of the article is approved. After acceptance by the library, an email will be sent to the author as confirmation and the final version of the article will be published Open Access under CC BY licence.

More detailed information and instructions for the authors on the publisher web pages


Created 30.06.2022 | Updated 30.06.2022