The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce a new open access agreement with the Biochemical Society, effective through Dec. 31, 2026.
The agreement, negotiated through the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), guarantees full read access to all Biochemical Society journals (published by the Society’s publishing arm, Portland Press) and unlimited, fee-free open access publishing by corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Iowa.
All Biochemical Society / Portland Press journals are eligible, including:
- Biochemical Journal
- Clinical Science
- Bioscience Reports (OA)
- Neuronal Signaling (OA)
- Biochemical Society Transactions
- Essays in Biochemistry
- Emerging Topics in Life Sciences (co-owned with the Royal Society of Biology)
To confirm eligibility, corresponding authors simply designate their University of Iowa affiliation upon submission. Detailed instructions are available from Portland Press.
Through this agreement, UI authors can publish their work open access without paying Article Processing Charges (APCs). Authors retain copyright of their articles which are published with Creative Commons CC-BY or CC BY-NC-ND licenses.
Open access publishing helps UI research reach a wider audience because it is free to read and not limited to subscribers. The Royal Society of Chemistry Open Access Agreement is one of a growing number of open access agreements in which the UI Libraries participates as part of its commitment to support open access.