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Transparent metrics

As a Transformative Journal, Journal of Cell Science will provide more transparency around pricing and publishing metrics, in line with Plan S requirements.

You can download Journal of Cell Science's transparent metrics, along with those of the other journals of The Company of Biologists, based on articles published in 2022 and pricing valid in 2023.

As a Transformative Journal, we have been able to grow the percentage of Open Access articles in Journal of Cell Science substantially over the past few years:

A graph showing JCS OA growth year on year, from 2011 to 2023

Our Read & Publish agreements with many institutions and consortia around the globe have been a big driver of the Open Access growth in JCS and its sister journals, as it offers corresponding authors at participating institutions fee-free OA publication of Research Articles. Find out more about the benefits of Read & Publish agreements and review the list of participating institutions to see if you are eligible.

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