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The Company of Biologists appoints Fenice Distribuzione S.r.l. as exclusive representative in Italy
by staff
14 June 2024

We are delighted to announce that we have signed an exclusive agreement with Fenice Distribuzione S.r.l., a distributor of bibliographic and full-text materials to universities, research centers and hospital authorities, to represent us in Italy.

This new partnership offers opportunities to expand our Read & Publish initiative in Italy and benefit the academic community to publish their research fee-free and immediately Open Access in our leading peer-reviewed journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open.

Filippo Fanelli, Sales Director at Fenice Distribuzione, S.r.l., says:
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with The Company of Biologists in Italy, as they offer unlimited fee-free Open Access publishing plus access to high quality journals via their Read & Publish agreements. Open Access is becoming more prevalent in Italy, and both authors and the academic libraries can benefit from this opportunity.”
Rich Blount, Regional Sales Manager at The Company of Biologists, says:
“Going into partnership with such a reputable agency, The Company of Biologists is very excited to be working with Fenice Distribuzione as we look to grow our dialogue with libraries and the academic community across Italy. Both parties are confident this increased level of activity will aid more researchers to publish immediate fee-free and uncapped OA articles in our journals through our Read & Publish initiative.”

About Fenice Distribuzione S.r.l.
Fenice Distribuzione S.r.l. is a distributor of bibliographic and full-text materials to universities, research centers and hospital authorities. Its activity mainly concerns the supply of electronic resources, without excluding the supply of the paper version of some products. Fenice Distribuzione S.r.l. enthusiastically endeavors to meet the needs of a constantly evolving market, creating a synergy between libraries and their users on the one hand and publishing houses on the other.

About The Company of Biologists
The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. We partner with libraries and library consortia to enable biologists worldwide to access our leading peer-reviewed hybrid journals — Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology — and our fully OA journals — Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. We also have a long-standing and ongoing commitment to Open Access. Our cost-neutral Read & Publish initiative enables corresponding authors at participating institutions to publish an uncapped number of OA research articles in our hybrid journals and our two fully OA journals — without paying an Article Processing Charge (APC). We were the first not-for-profit publisher to commit to the Transformative Journal approach and our journals were the first to be awarded Transformative Journal status by Plan S. Over 850 institutions in 51 countries are now participating in our cost neutral Read & Publish OA initiative. We also have Read & Publish agreements with many library consortia.
Learn more about our new bio-positive publishing initiative, The Forest of Biologists