The Company of Biologists has offered Open Access publishing options since 2004 and two of its five journals are already fully Open Access. The Transformative Journal strategy signals more clearly the journals’ commitment to move towards full Open Access, while a transition period allows the Company to provide publishing options that support all authors through this change in the publishing landscape.
Transformative Journals proactively champion Open Access publishing and have Open Access growth targets. Over the 2021-2024 transition period, the three journals aim to grow the proportion of Open Access research content by 5% year-on-year. When Open Access research content reaches 75%, the journals will flip to full Open Access. As The Company of Biologists transitions towards Open Access, authors will still have the same three routes to publication