Wednesday 05 February 2020

The Company of Biologists & MALMAD announce three year transitional OA agreement

The Company of Biologists and MALMAD, an Israeli consortia of leading universities, are excited to announce a three year transitional OA agreement from January 2020.  

The Company of Biologists are delighted to be the first publisher to agree a Read and Publish deal with MALMAD that permits researchers at participating institutions unlimited access to all three subscription journals, including the full archive from 1853 and allows accepted articles of corresponding authors to be published open access by default and without limit.

The establishment of Read and Publish deals represent an important step in our open access journey, as we seek a real and sustainable transition to an open research world. The MALMAD agreement provides an opportunity to facilitate transition in a robust manner.  

MALMAD, the Inter-University Center for Digital Information Services, acts as a consortium for the acquisition, licensing, and management of digital information services to Israel’s universities and colleges. This inter-university cooperation and pooling of resources ensures that modern digital information services are provided more efficiently and at a lower cost-per-user. 

Richard Grove, Commercial Manager at The Company of Biologists said:

“We are thrilled to sign a transitional agreement with MALMAD. As a small not-for-profit publisher the creation of Read and Publish agreements supports our authors and our mission to disseminate knowledge to the wider research community.”

Dr. Sigal Lahav Scher, MALMAD Director said:

"We are excited to reach our first Read and Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists, offering an affordable framework for Israel’s universities. This is a significant step in our efforts to accelerate full and immediate open access through transformative agreements as cost effectively as possible.”


For further information, please contact: Richard Grove, Commercial Manager.

Tel:          +44 (0)1223 632 850



Twitter:   @Co_Biologists


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