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Open Access & Institutional Repository: Company of Biologists

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This agreement is available to current University staff and students; visitors are not eligible.

Open to University of Southampton corresponding authors submitting original research articles to:

Please use your email address and affiliation throughout the submission process and your article will be published open access with a CC BY licence, at no cost to the authors. Company of Biologists fully open access journals (Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open) are not included in the agreement.

The deal does not include fully open access titles. If your article acknowledges UKRI or Wellcome Trust funding and you would like to publish in a fully open access journal, please complete our APC application form prior to submitting your article to ensure we can cover the cost.

The agreement runs 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2024 (with an annual opt out).

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