New open access agreement between the University of California and The Biochemical Society / Portland Press

We’re delighted to announce that UC authors will now be able to making research they publish in the Biochemical Society / Portland Press journals freely available for anyone to read by taking advantage of the university’s new transformative open access agreement with the publisher.

Under this new cost-neutral transformative agreement – which runs from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024 – the UC libraries will automatically pay the first $1,000 of the article processing charge (APC), for all UC authors who choose to publish in a Biochemical Society / Portland Press journal. Authors are asked to pay the remainder if they have research funds available to do so. Authors who do not have research funds available for this purpose can request full funding of the APC from the UC libraries, ensuring that lack of research funds does not present a barrier for UC authors who wish to publish open access.

For more details visit the agreement webpage or contact the library’s Scholarly Communications Officer Michael Ladisch mladisch@ucdavis.edu.