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Read-and-Publish Agreements with RUP Journals

Rockefeller University Press (RUP) is proud to work with institutions and consortia creatively and collaboratively towards the shared goal of providing immediate public access to peer-reviewed research. Read-and-Publish Agreements offer a sustainable framework and provide the following benefits to researchers at participating institutions:

  • Unlimited access to all content published in RUP’s three hybrid journals—Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM),and Journal of General Physiology (JGP)immediately after publication.

  • Research articles by corresponding authors based at participating institutions are published immediate open access under a CC-BY license, directly deposited to PubMed Central (PMC) and subsequently to Europe PMC, and archived in LOCKSS/CLOCKSS and Portico.

  • 100% coverage of research article publication fees for authors within the institution, with no limit to the number of articles that may be published immediate open access.

Current Agreements

Germany: Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) Read-and-Publish Transformative Agreement

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Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) signed an unlimited Read-and-Publish Transformative Agreement with RUP on behalf of the Max Planck Society. The agreement, which benefits researchers at 86 Max Planck Institutes, runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

Ralf Schimmer, Head of Information Provision at the Max Planck Digital Library, said of the agreement, “the opportunity to publish their research articles openly in highly selective journals, such as the Journal of Cell Biology, provides a great benefit to our researchers and contributes to the advancement of science. We are very pleased to have reached this new transformative agreement with Rockefeller University Press, marking a further step in the Max Planck Society’s strategy to enable open dissemination of research, in line with the principles of the OA2020 Initiative and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access.”

Read the announcement and find more instructions for authors here.

United Kingdom: Jisc Read-and-Publish Pilot Agreement

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RUP is the first US-based university press to sign a transitional agreement with research and education not-for-profit Jisc, which negotiates OA agreements with publishers on behalf of all UK universities. The two-year pilot agreement runs from March 2020 until February 2022. Read the announcement and find more instructions for authors here. Institutions that are already participating in the pilot agreement include:

  • Cardiff University
  • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Medical Research Council Lab of Molecular Biology/Harwell
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • St George's Hospital Medical School
  • The Francis Crick Institute Limited
  • The Open University
  • The Queen's University of Belfast
  • University College London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Surrey
  • University of York

Contact Us

Are you a librarian or agent interested in exploring a Read-and-Publish Agreement with RUP? Contact us at or +1 212-327-8590 to discuss.

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