Company of Biologists

The Company of Biologists, established in 1925, is a non-profit organization whose objectives are the advancement and promotion of research in, and the study of, all branches of biology.

The Company's journals "Development", "Journal of Cell Science", and "The Journal of Experimental Biology" are international in their outlook, reputation and readership. The Open Access journals "Disease Models & Mechanisms" and "Open Biology" join this portfolio.

The MPG subscription also covers article-processing charges for Max Planck authors in all The Company of Biologists' journals. Further details are available on the MPDL website

Max Planck Society

Product Company of Biologists Journals
Contract End 2026-12-31
Contract Status active
Remote Access yes
Perpetual Access Rights yes
Usage conditions
Text & Data Mining yes, see Appendix B
Open Access Terms Eligible Articles: original research articles, accepted between 01/2024-12/2026
Eligible Authors/Institutions: corresponding authors
Central Payment by MPDL: yes
Type: publishing