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Research Publishing & Impact: Portland Press

Portland Press: Read and Publish Agreement

This uncapped agreement includes 5 hybrid journal titles and 2 Gold OA journal titles, which allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access with no transactional article processing charges (APCs).

Portland Press, as the Biochemical Society’s publisher, works in partnership with researchers, institutions, and funders to share knowledge and advance the molecular biosciences.

Included titles

Biochemical Society journals included in the CAUL Portland Read and Publish Agreement include:

  • Biochemical Journal
  • Bioscience Reports (fully OA)
  • Clinical Science
  • Neuronal Signaling (fully OA)
  • Biochemical Society Transactions
  • Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
  • Essays in Biochemistry

Article types

The following article types are eligible for open access under this agreement:

  • All

There are no exclusions.

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. 

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the following Creative Commons licenses:

  • CC BY

Authors retain all rights as per the CC license.

Further information about licenses is available on the publisher's website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. 

How to submit your article for open access publishing

he following instructions for authors have been provided by the publisher. Further details are available on the publisher’s website.

1. Author submits their paper to any Portland Press journal.
2. Author validates their institutional affiliation during submission and is immediately told if they are eligible to publish under an R&P agreement.
3. R&P article is automatically published open access upon acceptance without the need for any additional payment or funding approval.
4. Librarians can log in to their RightsLink institutional portal and see all R&P papers at a glance.  

Further information

Further information on the agreement and the Read & Publish process, including FAQs for authors, is available on the publisher's website.

Sharing via repositories

Green open access
  • There is no automated loading to institutional repositories.
Other repositories 

The publisher submits open access articles and metadata to all relevant third-party repositories, such as PubMed Central, Europe PubMed Central, Google Scholar (all journals, crawled by Google), CAS, Web of Science, Scopus, and Embase.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Biochemical Society will notify authors of the Read & Publish agreement during the peer review process and supply an un-embargoed PDF of the version of record for institutional repositories. 

Contact details: Portland Press

Please email sales@portlandpress.com for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.

Publishing
  • The agreement provides open access publishing in all seven (7) journals listed under 'Included titles' by corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions'.
  • There are no transactional APCs or other service charges for papers submitted by corresponding authors from participating institutions.
  • The Biochemical Society will notify eligible authors of the Read and Publish agreement during the manuscript submission process.
  • The Biochemical Society will supply an un-embargoed PDF of the version of record for institutional repositories.

Library workflows

Using Rightslink, library staff may set up an institutional account to

  • automatically approve all papers submitted by authors, or
  • be notified when a paper is submitted so that they can manually approve it.

Publishing alerts 

  • Library staff can create an institutional account through the Rightslink portal, which allows them to view papers that have been submitted and published.
  • Biochemical Society provides regular publishing reports with article level information.

 

Sharing via repositories

Green open access
  • There is no automated loading to institutional repositories.
Other repositories 

The publisher submits open access articles and metadata to all relevant third-party repositories, such as PubMed Central, Europe PubMed Central, Google Scholar (all journals, crawled by Google), CAS, Web of Science, Scopus, and Embase.